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Matt Grossman on ‘The Great Broadening: How the Vast Expansion of the Policymaking Agenda Transformed American Politics’

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Polarization came after “The Great Broadening,” largely led by conservatives (moving right steadily starting in 1978); interest group explosion also came in its wake, with most fighting to protect old benefits & stop new regulation; Reps had helped expansion, later opposed 5/n

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Polarization came after “The Great Broadening,” largely led by conservatives (moving right steadily starting in 1978); interest group explosion also came in its wake, with most fighting to protect old benefits & stop new regulation; Reps had helped expansion, later opposed 5/n

Miles Kimball
Miles Kimball is Professor of Economics and Survey Research at the University of Michigan. Politically, Miles is an independent who grew up in an apolitical family. He holds many strong opinions—open to revision in response to cogent arguments—that do not line up neatly with either the Republican or Democratic Party.

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