Toward a Marshall Plan for America

This “Marshall Plan” project from the Center for American Progress aims to understand the economic factors driving Trump’s narrow populist victory for Trump and rebuild communities hit hard by economic decline.

What was going on in these heavily white working-class counties that might explain support for Trump? Without diminishing the importance of cultural and racial influences, it is clear to us that lingering economic pressures among important voting blocs helped to create a larger opening for Trump’s victory.

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