Reblogging for future reference.
As I remarked in this brief interview with Melissa Francis, the technical definition of socialism involves government ownership and control over the “means of production.” In other words, policies such as collective farms and government factories.
It’s possible that Bernie Sanders secretly supports those policies, but his public positions are conventional statism – i.e., lots of redistribution, cronyism, and intervention.
But not all left-wing economic policies are socialism. Which was the point I made two years ago when I put together this diagram.
As you can see, I think Sen. Sanders belongs on the far left, but he represents a different strand of statism. At least when…
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