PBS NewsHour

The convergence of economic anxiety and populist politics

Clip: 02/25/2016 | 8m 31s

Why have political mavericks Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders taken the country by storm this year? One cause might be fear for the future. Many Americans today are living paycheck to paycheck, worrying that their children won’t be any better off. Those anxieties are driving them into the arms of antiestablishment populists. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

Aired: 02/25/16

Rating: NR

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