Bernie Sanders’ choice for administration cabinet: hacks and proponents of sweat shops

Bernie Sanders, the exemplar of populist rhetoric, was asked what his administration cabinet would look like. He suggested conventional political thinkers & hacks like Joseph Stiglitz & Robert Reich. But his most telling choice was Paul Krugman, the NY Times columnist who blithers about tax cuts for the rich & the dangers of income inequality & is at the same time an enthusiastic proponent of sweatshops. For nearly two decades now he’s written near-odes to cheap labor. But “Krugman does a great job,” according to Sanders. Sweatshop workers might disagree.

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