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Paula Dwyer

Q&A: Clinton and the Politics of 'Predistribution'

Jacob Hacker says her ideas to keep capitalism strong and fair evoke Dwight Eisenhower's.
Union members at a Hillary Clinton campaign event in January.

Union members at a Hillary Clinton campaign event in January.

Photographer: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton’s website lists 31 alphabetized policies on everything from Alzheimer’s disease to workforce skills, each with its own 10-point plan. It’s wonky, to be sure. But does it add up to a governing philosophy?

Republicans say no, that Clinton is only offering a bunch of free stuff to Hispanics, blacks, women, gays and other special interests to buy votes. Bernie Sanders says she doesn’t do nearly enough to redistribute income.