Bernie extrapolates from  Brexit:


 Surprise, surprise. Workers in Britain, many of whom have seen a decline in 
their standard of living while the very rich in their country have become much 
richer, have turned their backs on the European Union and a globalized economy 
that is failing them and their children.

 And it’s not just the British who are suffering. That increasingly globalized 
economy, established and maintained by the world’s economic elite, is failing 
people everywhere. Incredibly, the wealthiest 62 people on this planet own
 as much wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population — around 3.6 
billion people. The top 1 percent now owns more wealth than the whole of the 
bottom 99 percent. The very, very rich enjoy unimaginable luxury while billions 
of people endure abject poverty, unemployment, and inadequate health care, 
education, housing and drinking water.

 Could this rejection of the current form of the global economy happen in the 
United States? You bet it could.

 In the last 15 years, nearly 60,000 factories in this country have closed, and 
more than 4.8 million well-paid 
manufacturing jobs have disappeared. Much of this is related to disastrous 
trade agreements that encourage corporations to move to low-wage countries.

 Despite major increases in productivity, the median male worker
 in America today is making $726 dollars less than he did in 1973, while the 
median female worker is making $1,154 less than she did in 2007, after 
adjusting for inflation.

 Bernie Sanders: Democrats Need to Wake Up
 Bernie Sanders: Democrats Need to Wake Up
 The rejection of globalization that powered the Brexit movement could happen 
in the United States. And it may help Donald J. Trump.
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