Darrick Hamilton: Economic Rights Wins Out Over Catchy Slogans and Smiles

Darrick Hamilton
Feb 24, 2020 - 6:46

In his concession speech for his third-place finish in the Nevada Democratic caucus, the former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, said that the frontrunner, Senator Bernie Sanders “…believes in an inflexible, ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans.” 

What Mayor Pete referred to as “ideological revolution” can be more specifically defined as a political revolution to foster economic rights; like the right to a clean environment, the right to housing, health care, and a quality public education from grade school through college without the financial albatross of student debt. 

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