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Your Call: Bernie Sanders' economic plan

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On the March 22nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Senator Bernie Sanders’ economic platform. 

A recent study by the University of Massachusetts' economist Gerald Friedman suggests that if Senator Sanders' economic program is enacted, the average income will rise by more than $22,000, the unemployment rate will fall to 3.8 percent, and the poverty rate will fall to under six percent. What do you want to know about Senator Sanders’ economic policy? How would it work? Join the conversation, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Gerald Friedman, professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Mike Konczal, contributor to The Nation and a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, where he focuses on financial reform, inequality, and a progressive vision of the economy

Web Resources:

Gerald Friedman: What would Bernie do?

The Roosevelt Institute: In Praise of the Wonk: Dissecting the CEA Letter and Sanders’s Other Proposals

Naked Capitalism: Gerald Friedman Responds to the Romers on the Sanders Plan: Different Models, Different Politics