Bernie Sanders, Joe Reid, Biden discussed on The Takeaway


Expect this to manifest itself at the polls this November I think one of the interesting things is just the way that this is kind of changing the way people are talking about elections in the way the candidates are talking about themselves like he was earlier last year that Bernie Sanders framed you know his democratic socialism in terms of what FDR did earlier this week you see Joe Reid and in New York magazine I believe today's you know framing his presidential candidacy in terms of FDI wants to have an SBR size presidency so like I think that's one of the ways previous recessions especially like even depressions is acting just the kind of ways the politicians themselves are thinking about political economy and what they think it'd take to move voters and also like what they think it actually take to get us up out of this crisis it's interesting that Biden says he hopes to have an FDR kind of administration you know Roosevelt was pushed in many ways to implement much of the new deal bye bye working people who struck they were major strikes throughout the country in nineteen thirty four and much of what Roosevelt implemented had actually been test driven in the states at a local level before it was ever implemented at the federal level and so I think that it's important to remember in the election they they yes of course the power at the top it makes a lot of a difference but there is also lots happening at the local level at the state level and among working people and we have to take a broad look during the election season Chester lane Windham is the associate director of the cow man of its initiative for labor and the working poor at Georgetown University and Erin Ross Coleman is an ida B. wells fellow at the tape media institute covering race and economics thank you both so much thank you thank you should.

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