Thursday, February 16, 2023

Quote of the Day

The American economic system, with its excessive corporate greed and concentration of ownership and power, destroys anything that gets in its way in the pursuit of profits. It destroys the environment. It destroys our health. It destroys our democracy. It discards human beings without a second thought. It will never provide workers with the fulfillment that Americans have a right to expect from their careers. Instinctually, we know this. But we don’t talk about it in these terms – the terms that can frame out an argument for something different. Something better. To get that something better, people have to confront the system itself.

– Sen. Bernie Sanders
Excerpted from “Anti-Union Capitalism
Is Wrecking America
The Nation
February 16, 2022

* From the recently-released book, It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism, by Senator Bernie Sanders, with John Nichols (published by Crown, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC).

Related Off-site Links and Updates:
Sen. Bernie Sanders Is Embracing His Anger. A New Book Details What He’s Angry About – Steve Inskeep and Jojo Macaluso (NPR News, February 21, 2023).
Bernie Sanders on His New Book and Capitalism – Bridget Read (New York Magazine, February 17, 2023).
Bernie Sanders: “Oligarchs Run Russia. But Guess What? They Run the U.S. as Well” – Tim Adams (The Guardian, February 19, 2023).
Bernie Sanders’ New Book It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism Tops Charts on First Day – Oscar Hartzog (Rolling Stone, February 21, 2023).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Marianne Williamson: “We Must Challenge the Entire System”
Bernie Sanders: “Now Is the Time to Make Democracy Work”
Celebrating Tuesday’s Progressive Wins in the Midst of the Ongoing “War for the Future of the Democratic Party”
Progressive Perspectives on Sen. Joe Manchin’s Refusal to Support “Build Back Better”
Bernie Sanders: Quote of the Day – July 1, 2021
Something to Think About – January 21, 2021
Hope, History, and Bernie Sanders
Capitalism on Trial
Richard Wolff on the Necessity of Transforming Capitalism
Something to Think About – November 28, 2014

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