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A policy wonk promoting "economic patriotism" - but will Elizabeth Warren's message win Democrats' support?

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has been calling for major structural changes in the American economy that could be achieved through a coherent industrial policy that places priority on rebuilding the nation’s industrial base and raising workers’ income.

ONE of the conventional wisdoms of American politics is that while voters may be attracted to candidates with Big Ideas, they pay less attention to the specifics of policy proposals. Slogans energise your average voter; statistics make him or her fall asleep.

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