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Janet Yellen, then chairman of the Federal Reserve, holds a news conference in Washington on December 13, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters)
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A bout a month ago, Erik Wasson, a congressional reporter for Bloomberg News, quoted a Republican senator: “I think she’s very anti-worker, she’s very pro-corporation.” The senator was talking about Janet Yellen, the former chairwoman of the Federal Reserve who is set to become Treasury secretary.

I thought of my political development, when I was in late high school, let’s say, and early college. The Left around me always spoke of worker versus manager, labor versus capital, “people” versus corporations, etc. It was zero-sum: If you were for one, you were against the other.

It was the conservatives who steered me away from


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