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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Big Ideas for Taxes and Medicare

Jan. 17, 2019, 9:57 AM

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might not have seen eye to eye with Joseph Overton, the late free-market advocate. But she has a firm grasp of the concept for which he is best known: the Overton Window. The term refers to the range of ideas that are at any given time considered worthy of public discussion. Thanks largely to her, the Overton Window on tax rates has just been moved significantly to the left.

AOC on Capitol Hill after her swearing-in.
Photographer:Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Ocasio-Cortez, the mediagenic 29-year-old from the Bronx, N.Y., is the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives. In an appearance on 60 Minutes with Anderson...

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