The Thai syndrome: We want it free

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From Manager, March 24, 2016
Left: On the shop sign: Populist
On sign below: Free dining
Thaksin is the noodle seller. His political initiatives were characterized as populist.

Middle: On the shop sign: Strong Thailand
On sign below: Free dining
Abhisit is the noodle seller. His government attempted to promote political unity with populist spending.

Left: On the shop sign: People’s State
On sign below: Free dining
Prayuth is the noodle seller. The junta also employs populist programs to calm political disputes.

Caption: For a sharp-eyed person… can you find a difference in those three pictures. [as if this is a puzzle where something is changed in otherwise identical images]

[This cartoon illustrates that although each government has a different name for their policies, all are trapped in producing populist programs aimed at political gain.]

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