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Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez fall short of ‘socialist’ label

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vermont, speaks to a packed house in March 2016 at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium. (CJ photo by Don Carrington)
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vermont, speaks to a packed house in March 2016 at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium. (CJ photo by Don Carrington)
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From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 795: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez describe themselves as socialists. But neither one fits the classic definition of “socialist.” Roy Cordato, John Locke Foundation senior economist, distinguishes the two politicians from traditional socialists and explains why their policy goals would not lead to a socialist system.