When Mayor Michael Bloomberg flees New York for his weekend retreats in Bermuda, his neighbors include Ross Perot, the independent candidate for president who shook up the 1992 election. Careless pundits more often compare Bloomberg to Perot, even though the differences between the two men are glaring. Perot’s 1992 campaign represented a populist reaction to the forces unleashed by globalization. Bloomberg’s wealth and political worldview are an expression of globalization.
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