The Democrats are ditching centrism for economic populism

Published: 21/09/2017
The Democrats are ditching centrism for economic populism
Source: WWW.ECONOMIST.COM

NEARLY four years ago Bernie Sanders, the crotchety, democratic-socialist senator from Vermont who came surprisingly close to winning the Democratic presidential nomination last year, introduced a bill to provide universal government-run health care. It attracted no co-sponsors. On September 13th he introduced a similar bill. Sixteen Democratic senators—one-third of the party’s Senate caucus—signe

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