America’s crisis of trust and the one candidate who gets it
Rebuilding social and political trust requires procedural reforms that don’t excite voters.
Nearly wept while reading
's essay on Elizabeth Warren's efforts to deal with our "crisis of trust"--and his conclusion that too many primary voters find it boring.
This piece by
is spectacular. The subhead here, sort of ironically, is a lot of why Warren's gained my vote and trust in her effectiveness in office.
zeroing on how Warren's focus on attaining procedural reforms as pre-requisite tools to accomplish bold, progressive FDResque policy visions. May not excite voters in 1st impression but it's how to get things done
, is really good on what Warren is offering, why it’s important, and why it’s not resonating with voters
My new post: I dig Warren’s focus on procedural reforms. Ambitious progressivism requires rebuilding trust, convincing increasingly cynical voters that systems of finance & politics can work fairly, on their behalf. But it’s not working politically.
Insightful: “If the US really wants to move toward high-functioning Danish-style social democracy...it can’t simply emulate Denmark’s policy outcomes,” writes
. It needs to undergo significant institutional reform.
This piece by
is just so, so smart. Really. I wish I had written it. Best article I've read so far this year.
This is a rousing synthesis of the personal, professional, and ideological virtues of Elizabeth Warren’s candidacy — all rooted in an exciting new literature on the relationship between public trust and voter preference. Don’t miss what
I agree with almost every single word of this from
. And so very pleased to see that he’s been keeping up with
. You should too.
Outstanding analysis by
Social trust is absolutely the bedrock of everything progressives want to accomplish. Restoring trust means holding powerful people accountable & making institutions work properly. I always thought Warren was the one who understood this.
America’s crisis of trust and the one candidate who gets it--Elizabeth Warren: