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Workers and robots labour side-by-side at a textile factory in Yadkinville, N.C. (Chuck Burton/The Associated Press)
Workers and robots labour side-by-side at a textile factory in Yadkinville, N.C. (Chuck Burton/The Associated Press)

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There’s nothing like a good horror movie to draw a crowd. Just ask Donald Trump, who won the U.S. presidency by insisting that the economy was imploding and murder rates were soaring. Or Nigel Farage, the Brexit leader who managed to convince millions of voters that foreign immigrants were somehow poisoning British prosperity. In both cases, all the evidence said precisely the opposite. But facts didn’t matter one bit.

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