The alternative to a single-payer health insurance system is a hugely-expensive for-profit oligopoly with the market power to charge high prices even to healthy people – and to charge sick people (or those likely to be sick) an arm and a leg.
Even if Hillary sincerely intends to raise taxes on rich Americans in order to pay for universal child care, affordable higher education, and infrastructure spending, the moneyed interests have the clout to stop her.
The DNC has to turn itself – and the Democratic Party – into a grass-roots membership organization, with local and state chapters that play a meaningful role in selecting and supporting candidates, says Reich.
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Bernie Sanders has inspired millions to get involved in politics and fight for progressive causes like single-payer healthcare, free tuition, a $15 minimum wage, busting up the biggest Wall Street banks, and getting big money out of politics, Robert Reich argues.
Robert Reich argues that although the race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is not yet over, Sanders' supporters should be prepared to support Clinton in a potential race against Donald Trump.
Between the capitalism that offers vast gains for the wealthy and unequal benefits for the other classes, Robert Reich argues that there is a third way: the kind of capitalism that provides equal opportunities, as illustrated by Chobani's recent giveaway of shares to its employees.