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by Hannah Leitheiser

Two Models for Growth

#economics

Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In

Bernie Sanders

2016

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2020-03-07

There are basically two models for how to improve the economy:

A) Decrease taxes, especially those on capital gains and corporate profits that hold back the economy's job creating engines. Deregulate so business can grow, and the gains will be felt throughout.

B) Use government to provide services to the poor and disadvantaged. Freeing people from suffering and debt will allow the masses to put their energy in more positive directions, and the gains will be felt throughout.

You can mix and match a bit -- but eventually one excludes the other.