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The American economy rewards those who have power—a reality rarely mentioned in conversations about economic growth and opportunity.

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Concentrated or Private Power

can be economic or political. When a concentrated group of wealthy people or a single firm accumulate power, they can wield influence over markets and politics in ways that rig economic outcomes in their favor and undermine democracy.

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Public Power

means equipping the government with a set of tools to shape markets and our society. By meeting individual needs—including affordable medicine, accessible banking, and more equitable education—or by making vital investments—in expanded infrastructure, clean energy, or emerging industries—public power can serve all of us.

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ideas (and people) are capable of pushing forward structural change in our economy and democracy and can challenge entrenched power dynamics.