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How Bernie Sanders defines socialism

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In an interview with Vox, Bernie Sanders was asked what it like to be a socialist; better yet, a democratic socialist.

A democratic socialist is “One takes a hard look at countries around the world who have success records in fighting and implementing programs for the middle class and working families,” says Sanders.

Sanders list countries such as Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden as examples of countries that have successfully implemented democratic socialism as a form of government.

The main factors that these democratic socialist countries have are:

  1. Health care is a right for all people
  2. College education is tuition-free
  3. High wages per working citizen

What does Bernie Sanders feel most strongly about?

Sanders lastly states that “When you look at basic necessities of life: education, health care, nutrition; there must be a guarantee that people receive what they need in order to live a dignified life.”

In this video, Bernie Sanders goes into more detail about things he regularly talks about in his speeches and interviews. It is always important to gain a little more insight into the issues Sanders cares so strongly about.

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