Bernie Sanders on 2019


I just received an email from Bernie Sanders. There are two things I wanted to comment on.

  • When one or two adult jobs in the family was enough to support the family, the unemployment rate was a good indicator of how the economy was doing for most people. Now that it takes more than two adult jobs for many families, a low unemployment rate does not paint the picture it used to. Even a 0% unemployment rate, but with employment that was not sufficient to support a family, would indicate a very unhealthy economy that needed to be fixed.
  • I am particularly happy to see mention of a foreign policy based on peace, democracy and human rights. There are a lot of ills in this world that could be made better if our foreign policy weren’t so imperialistic.

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