They decided the remedies of the 30s no longer fit the 90s. They talked about expanding opportunities not government. The economy was strong that decade and so they did not worry about inequality. In her new book: Left Behind, The Democrats Failed Attempt to Solve Inequality, author Lily Geismer talks about the deliberate move away from labor and Jesse Jackson’s non-voters instead toward the reliable votes of moderate suburbanites. The focus on tech, trade, and finance left many out. What a price we now pay. But there are some signs the party learned.