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A big hint about why so many people support Donald Trump might come from Germany


Robert Gold shows why many people became right-wing extremists over the past two decades.

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(...) A new study released this week showed that in Germany, the economic frustrations of trade nudged many people into becoming right-wing extremists over the past two decades — throwing their support behind the country’s neo-Nazi parties. Written by economists Christian Dippel, of the University of California at Los Angeles, Stephan Heblich, of the University of Bristol, and Robert Gold of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the paper was released by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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