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The populist sentiment fueling both the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump campaigns

The populist sentiment fueling both the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump campaigns

If Donald Trump were running against Bernie Sanders in the general election next year, Americans would face a choice between an unabashed capitalist and an enthusiastic socialist. One candidate would rail against the power of the “billionaire class,” while the other once said that “part of the beauty of me is that I am very rich.” On many levels, the contrast between the two candidates in this hypothetical – and highly unlikely – matchup would be stark. But it’s what they have in common that’s made them the men with the momentum this summer. Both Trump, the real estate tycoon, and Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, are...

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