Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knows yesterday’s radicalism can become tomorrow’s common sense | Jeff Sparrow


Those who want to change the world can’t shape their ideas according to the conventional wisdom about what the public will accept

You might have seen the clip floating around social media. It’s a panel discussion from the World Economic Forum at Davos, in which Michael Dell, the billionaire CEO responds to a question about a 70% marginal tax rate on the wealthiest Americans, a proposal recently floated by US representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“No, I’m not supportive of that,” Dell says, to much laughter from the assembled plutocrats. “And I don’t think it will help the growth of the US economy. Name a country where that’s worked.”

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