What the world worries about
Though populism is rife, the causes vary from country to country.
Unemployment is the main worry in France, but not in Britain or America, where immigration and terrorism dominate. Germans, who will hold elections next year, fret about poverty and inequality. Those who vote for populist parties and politicians often focus on single issues at the expense of other problems. In Britain, less-educated white voters, who are suspected to have voted in droves for leaving the European Union, may find they suffer the most from an alternative settlement rather than full membership.
Australia is doing a little better than average. Interesting how good morale seems to be in China and Saudi Arabia.October 2017