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Richard Walker

Richard Walker

The people of West Virginia must be puzzled by the behavior of Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who has thrown a monkey wrench into President Joe Biden’s effort to get his ambitious Build Back Better legislation through Congress.

Manchin has denounced the $3.5 trillion package as a “reckless expansion of government programs.”

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Richard Walker is director of the Living New Deal Project and professor emeritus of geography at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written widely on economic development, urban geography and U.S. history.

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