DEMOCRACY NOW! Sanders and Socialism: Debate Between Economists Paul Krugman and Richard Wolff

As we move closer to the Democratic nomination, the Democratic Party establishment and much of the mainstream media are openly expressing concern about a self-described democratic socialist leading the presidential ticket. His opponents have also attacked his ambitious agenda. On Democracy Now! Prof. Wolff debates fellow economist and New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman on Bernie Sanders and democratic socialism.

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  • pasqual digesu
    commented 2020-03-04 09:36:39 -0500
    Hey!,, the herd is running off the cliff, better hurry or we will miss the fall and our demise!, I am impressed by Bernie’s following but again his work is being defeated not by a corrupt sleeping Joe Plutarch, but by a political machine that controls. I would love to attend Chris Mathews execution in central park. Fear and IGNORANCE are the greatest gift for those in this country who govern. The people in the bible belt are probably the ones who need social reform and security nets more than anyone else as a general population in this country. Yet, they have just bitten or “bidened” the hand that feeds them or could have.. It sadly reinforces my belief that people must be lead, by stoic patriarchy. Majority votes or universal suffrage does not guarantee democracy, justice, equality. Senator Thaddeus Stevens told Abraham Lincoln, I have spent my life working to do what is best for the people, without ever caring much about what the people think. It reminds me of the words of an Intelligent man in Italy who once said “Democracy is BEAUTIFUL in theory; in practice it is a fallacy”. As much as I hate admitting it despite my affection for the forefathers plan, experience is teaching me otherwise. How much time do we have left? will mother nature and climate change wait for us? will our children be in time to receive an education they can’t afford before they grow up and find their place in this modern feudal system? Will they have to spend their lives fighting to keep their homes for lack of property tax payments, their small nest egg if they can even attain one for fear of medical and nursing home criminal theft? or the expensive attorneys who will guide them from losing everything including their children to a corrupt family court trillion dollar industry? Or will they spend the rest of their lives just fighting for their sanity in a corrupt use of media (the most stranger to enter your living room) for commercial endorsement and sales pitches for every last cent they carry? not to mention seeding values and a new form of morality.

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