"I'm going to take your money using equations and well-wishing"
Didja hear that everyone?! Kleinbl00th is threatening me! Well take a good look, 'cuz it's the last time you're gonna see these!! shows boobies
The response to populism is...
I distinctly recall "learning" in school that American populism was usually great! It led to fantastic movements, like the Great Awakening, where soooo many people found Jesus, mostly because if they didn't, they'd fuckin' die in a fire :D! Let me just consult my notes here... ..Ah. Yes, the text doesn't seem to cover what to do in the event of Fox News poisoning the information ecosystem.
Was quite aware of the motivations in high school, but now I cherish Animal Farm, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, and the like more than ever.