Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump leave a joint news conference at Chequers, the official country residence of the UK prime minister, near Aylesbury on July 13. Populism, prompted by a loss of faith in elites, has reshaped politics in both the US and UK since 2016, as seen by Brexit and Trump’s election. Photo: Reuters
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

Fake news, cooked books and declining trust – who can we believe when markets and politics corrupt each other?

  • Andrew Sheng says the ongoing decline in institutional trust is caused by the capture of the state by business interests. What’s less clear is the solution

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump leave a joint news conference at Chequers, the official country residence of the UK prime minister, near Aylesbury on July 13. Populism, prompted by a loss of faith in elites, has reshaped politics in both the US and UK since 2016, as seen by Brexit and Trump’s election. Photo: Reuters
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