2020-08-19 15:49:18

“We Will Make Biden Do It”: Economist Darrick Hamilton on Pushing the Next Admin to the Left

As Democrats coalesce around Joe Biden ahead of the November presidential election, Democracy Now! speaks with economist Darrick Hamilton, a former Bernie Sanders supporter who took part in the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force, about where the Democratic Party is headed on economic policy.

Hamilton says that while Biden’s policies are not as radical as the moment requires, he can be pushed by social movements. “We will make Biden do it,” Hamilton says, quoting Franklin D. Roosevelt on the need for activists to pressure lawmakers.

“But first and foremost, Donald Trump needs to get removed.”

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