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Having more candidates come with a creative and artistic sensibility would actually bring more people out to vote.
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There is a long American tradition of suspicion of concentrated economic power because of its tendency to corrupt government and turn it from a democracy into a plutocracy.

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Things poll well, but people don't believe that politicians are telling the truth. Politicians might mention renewable energy, and the public will think, "That sounds good, but I don't believe they're going to do everything they can to build those towers."

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You can have very big local government. By big, I mean very engaged government. Do you measure it in terms of the number of laws? Number of employees? You could make arguments for either one. I tend to think the axis of the size of government is the wrong concern. But I do think that situating power more locally is a legitimate approach.

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I tend to think that knowledge is preceded by power instead of the other way around.

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Oftentimes people get it wrong when they say we need to educate voters first and then give them power. I tend to favor giving them power first.

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A lot of politics plays at the level of myth, and if you understand that, then you feel like you have access to the secret language of politics.

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What happens in New York affects national policy in very significant ways.

— Zephyr Teachout

Having more candidates come with a creative and artistic sensibility would actually bring more people out to vote.

— Zephyr Teachout

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