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Why I Was Wrong About Elizabeth Warren By Nicholas Kristof

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'Warren’s proposals are serious, based on work by top scholars. She is a believer in a market economy, regulated to keep it from being rigged, and in corporations that contribute to the well-being of all: One of America’s biggest problems is the collapse of the working class and the lower middle class, with suicide at a 30-year high and drug and alcohol abuse causing life expectancy to fall. Warren confronts that crisis head-on both with her personal story and with sharp policies to boost opportunity. And while she’s no expert on foreign policy, her instincts on avoiding war with Iran and showing concern for Palestinians  seem good ones. I was deeply skeptical of Elizabeth Warren. I now believe I was wrong on each count, Warren has become the gold standard for a policy-driven candidate, and whether or not she wins, she’s performing a public service by helping frame the debate.'

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Corruption has given us Trump, and has turned truth into lies, enriching the billionaires and destroying our everything we already had...

Here is why I like her policy -- and except:

"For her entire career, Warren's singular focus has been the growing fragility of America's middle class. She made the unusual choice as a law professor to concentrate relentlessly on data, and the data that alarms her shows corporate profits creeping up over the last 40 years while employees' share of the pie shrinks. This shift occurred, Warren argues, because in the 1980s, politicians began reworking the rules for the market to the specifications of corporations that effectively owned the politicians. In Warren's view of history, "The constant tension in a democracy is that those with money will try to capture the government to turn it to their own purposes." Over the last four decades, people with money have been winning, in a million ways, many cleverly hidden from view. "

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