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Populism for one: Hillary Clinton's history of right turns.


I don't see any real guiding principle of her career other than opportunism. If there's sufficient political pressure, she will do the right thing, but otherwise, not. In my research, I read her memoir, I read a bunch of biographies, and the single thing I came away with was that the most consistent theme of her career has been deep ties to corporate America and financial elites.

Writer Kathleen Geier deflates this election year's populist model of Hillary Clinton - from her long professional and political career serving corporate interests and neoliberal policies, to the Clinton's relative isolation among the financial elite - and explains why Wall Street wins no matter which candidate emerges victorious this November, while citizens will just have to hope that doing the right thing shows up in Hillary's White House agenda.

Kathleen's essay "Hillary Clinton, Economic Populist: Are You Fucking Kidding Me?" appears in the collection False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton from Verso Books.

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Kathleen Geier

Kathleen Geier is a writer and public policy researcher.


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