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April 21, 2015

The Simple Progressive Economic Agenda for Hillary Clinton (or Anyone Else)

In the week since Secretary Clinton announced she is entering the presidential race, there have been numerous stories asking about the agenda that she will adopt in her campaign. In her announcement video, she indicated she wanted to be a champion for the average worker against the wealthy. While many policies will be needed to improve the situation of the poor and middle class, there are three simple ones that could make a big difference: a more competitive dollar, a Federal Reserve Board committed to full employment and a financial transactions tax to rein in Wall Street. If Clinton or any other presidential candidate wants to level the playing field, these policies would be a great place to start.

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