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What Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Know About Tax Policy? A Lot.

Paul Krugman New York Times
AOC’s advocacy of a tax rate of 70-80 percent on very high incomes, is obviously crazy, right? Who thinks that makes sense? Only ignorant people like - Peter Diamond, Nobel laureate in economics, arguably the world’s leading expert on public finance

Whom Is the DSA Reaching? The Teens.

Abdullah Shihipar The Nation
Since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory, there has been a renewed interest in the Democratic Socialists of America. This has also been a banner year for high-school organizing. Their activism is not new - some are now calling themselves socialists.
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