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The GameStop stock craze is about a populist uprising against Wall Street.

Just as populist forces challenged a system of globalization that favored Wall Street and giant corporations rather than factory workers, a grass-roots reaction against financial markets tilted to benefit the rich may be underway.

Meanwhile, many of the GameStop traders say they’re using Wall Street’s own tools against it in a kind of eat-the-rich populist uprising.

From Time

As the global rise of populist demagogues in these countries show, “unlawful protests” are not how democratic processes are “subverted,” as Modi would have us believe.

From Time

Longtime Republican pollster Whit Ayres separates the party into the “populist wing” and the “governing wing.”

From Ozy

The House caucus appears to be far more populist, feisty, and ready to push the debate on economic issues than it has in the past.

In the old days, drenched in racism as the South was, it was economically populist.

But the results make sense—when you look at how Republican candidates acted like Democrats on popular, populist issues.

Tapping into middle-class grievances with populist ideas on the economy is where Warren excels.

Whether or not one likes the music of Garth Brooks, it is arguable that he is the last and only populist in pop culture.

Her homecoming brought reporters to 17 Madison Street for the details about her alignment with the Populist party.

Watching the straws in the wind, she saw Republican supremacy seriously threatened by the new Populist party.

The Populist movement promised to cause a healthy division of the whites into two parties.

Many said, as they grasped her hand: "You're going to be a Populist now, ain't you?"

"I want Miss Shaw to come forward and give that Populist whoop that she promised she would last night," said a delegate.


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On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to populist, such as: autonomous, constitutional, egalitarian, free, orderly, and popular.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.