The plan behind Elizabeth Warren’s plans

Released Monday, 10th June 2019
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Oligarchic capitalism? Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. Opioid deaths? She’s got a plan for that too. Same is true for high housing costs, offshoring, child care, breaking up Big Tech, curbing congressional corruption, indicting presidents, strengthening reproductive rights, forgiving student loans, providing debt relief to Puerto Rico, and fixing the love lives of some of her Twitter followers. Seriously.
But how is Warren going to pass any of these plans? Which policy would she prioritize? What presidential powers would she leverage? What argument would she make to her fellow Senate Democrats to convince them to abolish the filibuster? What will she do if Mitch McConnell still leads the Senate? What about climate change?
I caught her on a campaign swing through California to ask her about that meta-plan. The plan behind her plans. Warren’s easy fluency with policy is on full display here, but it’s her systematic thinking about the nature of power, and what it takes to redistribute it, that really sets her apart from the field. I don’t want to shock you, but: She’s got a plan for that too.
Vox’s guide to where 2020 Democrats stand on polic…
Book recommendations:

Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin and H. Luke Shaefer

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