Technology and the Rise of Trumpism

There has been a great deal of handwringing, debate and speculation about the underlying reasons for Trump’s election. The question has been often asked: what was missed by those of us for whom it was obvious that Trump was — and remains — uniquely unqualified for the office of the Presidency?

Most of the theorizing has focused on two cores issues: the economy and immigration. In regards to the economy, the reasoning has been that many voters in rural and manufacturing regions felt left behind by the post-recession recovery, coupled with the loss of manufacturing…