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The First Presidential Debate: “Will You Shut Up, Man?”

Welcome back to Flux, a weekly newsletter from GEN about the powerful forces reshaping America.

A strongman versus sanity. But what can a debate actually achieve in the chaos year of 2020?

By releasing his taxes yesterday, Joe Biden signaled that he wanted last night’s debate to be about economic fairness. He’s paid more taxes than Donald Trump — I mean, didn’t we all? — despite earning significantly less money. Can the candidate from Scranton out-populist the…