For Obama, Pro-Business Populism Is No Oxymoron: Jonathan Alter

Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- If 2011 was defined by a debate over the national debt, 2012 looks to be focused more on fairness, which is just the way President Barack Obama wants it. The trick for him -- the balance he was trying to strike in his State of the Union Address -- is to come across as a pro-business populist.

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