Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton: The Vox Interview

By Ezra Kline | Source: Vox

"On June 22, I sat with Hillary Clinton on a hot day in Raleigh, North Carolina. She had just finished giving a major speech on her economic vision — she wanted "a full employment and full potential economy," she said — and I wanted to know more about what that meant and how she would achieve it.

We spoke for about 40 minutes (you can read my longer thoughts on our conversation, and what I learned about Hillary Clinton, here). My hope in this conversation was to draw out the deeper theories animating Clinton’s agenda. But I think it’s worth reading the transcript (lightly edited, below) or watching the full video of our discussion yourself. It will give you a sense of how Clinton thinks, how she reasons, how she works through policy questions. We so often experience Clinton chopped down to a sound bite on the nightly news, or confined to a 30-second answer in a debate, that it’s a surprisingly different experience — or at least it was for me — to watch her when she has more space.

But if you want to skip around, here’s what we covered. Click the link below to head to that point in the conversation or scroll down to read the whole interview." - Ezra Kline, Vox

  1. Extreme poverty, welfare reform, and the working poor
  2. Is it time for more deficit spending?
  3. Would more immigration be good for the economy?
  4. The difficulties of free college and universal health care
  5. What skills does a president need that campaigns don’t test?
  6. What's on Hillary’s bookshelf?
  7. Why America stopped trusting elites — and what elites should do about it

Read the full story HERE.

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sits down with Vox's editor-in-chief Ezra Klein. Table of contents: 0:00 Extreme poverty, welfare reform, and the working poor 6:08 Is it time for more deficit spending? 10:15 Would more immigration be good for the economy? 19:00 The difficulties of free college and universal healthcare 26:57 What skills does a president need that campaigns don't test?