I am getting tired of seeing Sanders as being painted as “Idealist” (dreamer?) vs. Sanders the “Pragmatist”.
In Germany, as an example, all that Bernie proposes has already happened. So how do they fare there (while our manufacturing sector is whining about job losses to China and other low wage countries)?
I have just read a German language article in Der Spiegel (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/fluechtlinge-kann-der-mittelstand-ihnen-arbeit-geben-a-1075189.html)
It is about a survey of Companies with 30 to 2000 employees. 62% have openings they cannot fill and 49% declare that they had to decline orders, because they could not find the workforce to fill them
This was part of an article which reports, that these companies actually appreciate the influx of all these refugees, because they would at present figures eventually provide a workforce of 340,000, compared to presently 300,000 unfilled positions
For those, who do not speak German, here is an outline of the stand of German manufacturing in English:
Where do all these manufacturing jobs come from? – From a well trained and educated workforce in a country, where (as in many other European countries) not ability to pay qualifies for higher education, but academic prowess and aptitude for skills decide your career.
Isn’t that exactly what Bernie strives to achieve? I say, that he is the pragmatist and Hillary the corporate stooge
The Germans and all the other European nations, which already have the system, which Bernie aspires to, are not supermen. They just have a better system. We can do the same!