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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s error on unemployment shows why politicians need to listen to economists

Allison Schrager
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s error on unemployment shows why politicians need to listen to economists

I would not wish being thrust into the national spotlight at age 28–as the future of a major political party, no less—on my worst enemy. Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, with fiery talk of democratic socialism and ending “wild West hyper-capitalism,” is attracting a level of scrutiny that all our elected officials should get. Few rarely…