Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rose to prominence last week with a surprise victory in New York's Democratic primaries against a senior incumbent. Ocasio-Cortez favors a government jobs guarantee and says Americans should not underestimate the power of policymakers to channel deficit spending toward social goals like healthcare and education. "The idea that we're going to austerity ourselves into prosperity is so mistaken," Ocasio told In These Times. "Honestly I feel like one of the big problems...


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