As Bernie Sanders’s runaway win in Nevada cements his position as the front-runner for 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. Last week during the primary debate in Las Vegas, Bernie Sanders addressed misconceptions about socialism.
Invoking the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Sanders decried what he called “socialism for the very rich, rugged individualism for the poor.”
For more, Democracy Now! hosts a debate on Bernie Sanders and democratic socialism, featuring two well-known economists.
Paul Krugman is a New York Times op-ed columnist and author of many books, including his latest, Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future. One of his recent columns is headlined Bernie Sanders Isn’t a Socialist.
Richard Wolff is professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and visiting professor at The New School.
He is the founder of Democracy at Work and hosts the weekly Free Speech TV national television and radio program Economic Update. He’s the author of several books, including Understanding Socialism.
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