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Bootstrap Populism

Rallying behind “free enterprise” mythology, American capitalists have long claimed to be gritty underdogs facing off against a rising statism.

On September 18, the Financial Times (FT) got a makeover. That day, the newspaper had a canary-yellow cover with the words “Capitalism. Time for a Reset.” sprawled across a nearly blank front page in size-seventy-two font. The editors used the cover to announce a “new agenda.” The newspaper would do its part to save free […]

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