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It's OK to be angry about capitalism

Bernard Sanders (Author), John Nichols (Author)
"A progressive takedown of the uber-capitalist status quo that has enriched millionaires and billionaires at the expense of the working class, and a blueprint for what transformational change would actually look like. It's OK to be angry about capitalism. Reflecting on our turbulent times, Senator Bernie Sanders takes on the billionaire class and speaks blunt truths about our country's failure to address the destructive nature of a system that is fueled by uncontrolled greed and rigidly committed to prioritizing corporate profits over the needs of ordinary Americans. Sanders argues that unfettered capitalism is to blame for an unprecedented level of income and wealth inequality, is undermining our democracy, and is destroying our planet. How can we accept an economic order that allows three billionaires to control more wealth than the bottom half of our society? How can we accept a political system that allows the super rich to buy elections and politicians? How can we accept an energy system that rewards the fossil fuel corporations causing the climate crisis? Sanders believes that, in the face of these overwhelming challenges, the American people must ask tough questions about the systems that have failed us and demand fundamental economic and political change. This is where the path forward begins. It's OK to Be Angry About Capitalism presents a vision that extends beyond the promises of past campaigns to reveal what would be possible if the political revolution took place, if we would finally recognize that economic rights are human rights, and if we would work to create a society that provides a decent standard of living for all. This isn't some utopian fantasy; this is democracy as we should know it"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2023
Crown, New York, 2023
x, 293 pages ; 25 cm
9780593238714, 0593238710
Introduction: Capitalism is the problem
Not me, us : the 2020 campaign and the fight to transform our country
Taking on Trump : our progressive movement's struggle to defeat the most dangerous president in American history
The fight to build back better : why do Democrats have such a hard time delivering on the promise of transformational change?
Billionaires should not exist : only by ending American oligarchy can we begin to realize America's promise
Ending greed in the health care system : health care is a human right, not a privilege
Which side are you on? : choosing the side of the working class in an age of deadly inequity
Fighting for our economic future : workers, not CEOs, must determine the future of work in America
Educating citizens, not robots : children should be taught to think
not educated to be cogs in the machine
Corporate media is undermining democracy : political reform requires alternatives to a for-profit media system that dumbs down and diminishes debate in America
This is a class war. It's time to fight back! : we must stop being afraid to call out capitalism and demand fundamental change to a corrupt and rigged system