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Table 1 The differences between populism and progressivism (source: ITIF, ([32], p., 2)

From: Innovation policy and international relations: directions for EU diplomacy

Tech populism Tech progressivism
Appeals to emotion Appeals to reason
Motivated by self-interest Motivated by societal benefit
Distrusts the system Trusts the system
Focuses on possible downsides Focuses on benefits of progress
Distrusts government and business Sees business and government as extensions of collective action benefiting society
Sees problems as “us versus them” Sees problems as opportunities to work together
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