Republicans like Ronald Reagan have successfully made fringe ideas like trickle-down economics and returning to the gold standard part of the mainstream political conversation. So why is the media so skeptical of Bernie Sanders’ plan to jump-start the economy by returning the Democratic party to its New Deal roots? Dr. Gerald Friedman, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, joins Thom Hartmann to discuss this.

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