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Can DeFi break out of the partisan trap in 2022?

by Graham Newhall
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Graham Newhall is a senior advisor to the DeFi Education Fund.
As the public becomes more aware of decentralized finance in the coming year, we may witness the continuation of an unfortunate, parallel trend: criticism and support of DeFi from national politicians becoming increasingly partisan.

This is a lamentable (but perhaps expected) outcome, given that so many of our country’s most important questions become almost immediately mired in partisan bickering the moment those issues arise in the public consciousness.

Some of that partisanship reflects real differences in opinion (if we take our politicians’ words at face value). For instance, we could predict, generally, whether a Republican or Democrat would be in favor of new offshore drilling licenses. Democrats, as a rule, care more about the impact of fossil fuel production on the climate, while Republicans favor the expansion of domestic investment projects. These differences fluctuate depending on where an elected official hails from, but the patterns hold if we zoom out.

So, what do those two camps think of DeFi, and is it possible to short circuit the partisan loop in 2022 before it gets set in stone?

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