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Bernie Sanders Takes Aim at Wealth—and Warren

Osita Nwanevu

Bernie's new corporate accountability plan heightens the contrast between his brand of socialism and his progressive rival's institutionalism. As radical as Sanders’s plan substantively is, survey data on worker ownership suggests that the public may well be receptive to proposals that go even further. A YouGov poll commissioned by worker-ownership advocacy group Democracy Collaborative earlier this year found that 55 percent of Americans would support requiring companies with at least 250 employees to eventually transfer as much as 50 percent of their stock to workers.