Good essay! Two points: first, Warren has been very specific about reining in both Big Tech and Big Finance, which gives her a slight edge for me. Big Finance has made every “business plan” answer to short-term return-on-investment for shareholders with no attention paid to any other stakeholders, and Big Tech is going a long way to destroying democracy. They need to be dismantled and strictly regulated. (Facebook is beyond reform: it needs to be destroyed.) Second, since the first July debate, it seems clear to me that Warren and Sanders are working as a team. CNN, especially Jake Tapper, manipulated the debate’s agenda to have the “moderates” like Hickenlooper and Delaney gang up on them, and to drive a wedge between Warren and Sanders: the tactic backfired spectacularly, since they responded in tandem and on-point. I wondered whether there was a tacit agreement between them that, should the one win the nomination, the other would get the VP slot on the ticket. This might be a stretch, but hope springeth eternal…..

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