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THAILAND-RETHINKING OUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS POPULISM

THAILAND-RETHINKING OUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS POPULISM
Bangkok, 2017. Pixabay in Wikimedia Commons

 

By Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Bangkok Post-Dec 6

The new package intended for the poor, valued at 38 billion baht issued by the Prayut Chan-o-cha administration ahead of the election, is seen by critics as a populist tactic aimed at maximizing political gain. Yet in my opinion, it’s time we took a new look or changed our attitude toward populist policies. The fact is that all governments, elected or not, tend to embrace populism and even though some packages may not benefit the middle class, populist policies are just inevitable.

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1588394/rethinking-our-attitude-towards-populism

First published in: Bangkok Post

 

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