The Realignment
The Realignment
Jan 19, 2021
Ep. 91: Swati Mylavarapu and Matt Rogers, Reckoning with Silicon Valley’s Power
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Swati Mylavarapu and Matt Rogers, co-founders of Incite, join The Realignment to discuss Silicon Valley after Trump, campaign finance reform, the future of the Democratic Party, and the challenge of fixing broken systems when one benefits from the status quo.
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