Follow the Candidate, Not the Party Line

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Larry Bartels, political scientist, Vanderbilt University professor, co-author of Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government and author of the newly updated Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age (Princeton University Press, 2016), shows inequality to be the result of policy choices, not structural changes, and how that has swayed voters' opinions.