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How to Close the Democrats’ Rural Gap

In Claire Kelloway’s article “How to Close the Democrats’ Rural Gap” in the January/February issue of The Washington Monthly, she argues that antitrust needs to be part of this solution. She writes, “the biggest cause of growing regional inequality isn’t technology; it’s changes in public policy, embraced by both parties, that have enabled predatory monopolies to strip wealth away from farmers and rural communities and transfer it to America’s snazziest zip codes.”

January 14, 2019  |  by Claire Kelloway
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Policy analysts and pundits are grappling with big questions about how Democrats can win more rural voters and shrink the growing rural-urban economic divide. In her cover story for the Washington Monthly, Claire Kelloway argues that antitrust needs to be part of this solution. She writes, “the biggest cause of growing regional inequality isn’t technology; it’s changes in public policy, embraced by both parties, that have enabled predatory monopolies to strip wealth away from farmers and rural communities and transfer it to America’s snazziest zip codes.”

Read the full story, here, at the Washington Monthly.

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