Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Joe Biden will go into November with the most left-wing Democratic agenda in a generation, figures on all wings of the party agree, as his platform is shaped by economic crisis and the need to enthuse younger voters.
A year ago the former vice-president told wealthy donors that he would not "demonise anybody who's made money" and that "nothing would fundamentally change" for them if he became president.
Yet last week, determined to win over younger leftwingers who previously favoured Bernie Sanders, Mr Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, said that his goal was "not just to rebuild the economy but to transform it". If Mr Biden defeats President Trump in November that transformation would include trillions of dollars of fiscal stimulus, vast investment in infrastructure and green projects, new laws protecting workers' rights, and expanded healthcare and childcare programmes.
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