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The ‘Brahmin left’ vs the ‘Merchant right’: A comment on Thomas Piketty’s new book
LSE The London School of Economics and Political Sciences - EUROPP - European Politics and Policy
In a section of his latest book, Thomas Piketty attempts to chart how political competition has evolved in contemporary societies. Jan Rovny writes that although many of Piketty’s conclusions are not entirely original, they touch on important shifts that have taken place in recent decades. Among the most important is the reversing role of education in political alignment: while highly educated voters once backed parties on the right, they are now far more likely to support those on the left.