"Friedman’s modeling of Bernie’s plan is so terrifying … because it shows – under the orthodox economic models – that the government can be a powerful engine of producing “huge beneficial impacts.” What is required is that our President has the nerve to junk the orthodox economic myths."
The Koch Brothers' Initiative shared by a consortium of billionaire financiers has spent a lot of money instilling in the American Psyche (through its labyrinth of subsidized Ivy League Professors, think tanks, purchased politicians, and legal muscle) the idea that government is inefficient and a problem.
Furthermore, these Deep Pocket Interests have regurgitated a particularly loathsome aspect of Calvinism and pushed its modern American version: that those who are rich show God's favor and thus deserve their privileged status while those without funds have "obviously acted in ways" that brought them that piss poor fate.
Big Money has pushed the narratives that justify phenomenal amounts of money going to the top of the financial pyramid while an increasing number of people do without... homes, jobs, food, clean water, etc.
What this ILK is fighting for is a preservation of the rationales that enabled them to steal so much from the public's treasury while paying their hirelings to point the finger at Muslims, the Black Community, Mexican's desperate "illegal" workers, and women who require birth control!
Bernie Sanders is shaking up the money changers' temple... and it scares the crap out of them. That's why all the establishment Economic Big Guns have been called in to do the hit job.
They never thought he'd gain as much support as he has. But Truth has a resonance that's stronger than the fact that he's older, Jewish, and not handsome or Hollywood style charismatic.
The public is READY for other than "business as usual" when that business consists of a war on the poor, a war on nature, a war on women, and a series of insane wars aimed at the Middle East and who knows, Russia?
Luckily, many people LOVE an underdog and the way the Press is treating Mr. Sanders certainly qualifies him as that!