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intro
We’ve created this journey for you to take a deeper dive into four of Bernie’s most foundational topics:
I. EDUCATION      II. CRIMINAL JUSTICE      III. WORKERS' RIGHTS      IV. HEALTHCARE
Which other developed countries mirror Bernie’s proposed approaches on these topics? How well do these approaches work? Are Bernie’s suggestions crazy, or is he onto something?

Take a scroll with us around the world, share your opinion, and
get a personalized Bernie surprise at the end.
I. Education
What do you think?

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The Plan

Bernie plans to realize a tuition-free higher education system through implementation of the College for All Act, which will:

Provide $47 billion per year to eliminate Undergraduate Tuition at 4-year public colleges and universities
Hold federal government responsible for 67% of costs, state government for 33%
Cut student loan rates in half, from 4.32% to 2.32%, capped at 8.25%
Impose Wall Street speculation fee of 0.5%, 0.1% fee on bonds, and 0.005% fee on derivatives
I.
The Stats
The graph below considers the ratio of income to student loan debt upon graduation as an indicator for success of higher education systems. The higher the ratio, the more successful the system.

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I. Education
Welcome to Berlin
Germany is one of several nations that funds higher education through state tax dollars. This system closely mirrors Bernie’s proposed structure for the U.S.
Is Bernie crazy on this issue?
II. Criminal Justice
What do you think?

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II.
The Plan

How does Bernie propose we fix our broken prison system?

Plans to end the war on drugs and legalize the use of recreational marijuana at the federal level
Would implement affordable treatment for nonviolent drug offenders instead of incarceration
Plans to reform sentencing laws, eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenses
Believes police should be demilitarized and equipped with body cameras to ensure accountability
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The Stats
This graph explores incarceration rates, intentional homicide cases, and punitivity ratios (sentenced, incarcerated persons/persons convicted) as a snapshot of respective criminal justice systems.

INCARCERATION
HOMICIDE RATE
PUNITIVITY
United States
rank: 30/30
Japan
rank: 2/30
OECD mean
rate/100,000 persons
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II. Criminal Justice
Welcome to Tokyo
Japan boasts one of the lowest incarceration rates of all OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations, largely due to its crime prevention campaigns and rehabilitation efforts - both important talking points for Bernie’s stance on prison reform.
Is Bernie crazy on this issue?
III. Workers' Rights
What do you think?

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III.
The Plan

How does Bernie plan to improve labor laws in the U.S.?

Plans to guarantee at least 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave through the FAMILY Act
Would implement the Guaranteed Paid Vacation Act, that would give 10 days paid vacation
Supports Healthy Families Act, guaranteeing 7 days of paid sick leave annually
FAMILY Act would include time off to take care of a sick loved one
III.
The Stats
This graph tallies the number of weeks of paid maternity leave in Sweden, the United States, and OECD countries on average.

SWEDEN
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OECD AVG.
60 weeks, or 420 days
III. Workers' Rights
Welcome to Gothenburg
Sweden places a premium on workers’ rights, a stance reflected in Bernie’s proposed changes for U.S. policy.
Is Bernie crazy on this issue?
IV. Healthcare
What do you think?

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IV.
The Plan

Bernie believes healthcare should be guaranteed to all Americans, regardless of income or medical condition. He plans to achieve this by:

Revising the current Medicare system to automatically enroll every American into Medicare
Amending the tax code to create the American Health Security Trust Fund
Holding manufacturers accountable for pricing through the Medicaid Generic Drug Price Fairness Act
Expanding Medicaid to include a provision in the ACA to fund new community health clinics
IV.
The Stats
This graph compares per capita national health care expenditure (private and public) to life expectancy in many OECD countries.

x indicators:
OVERALL
MEN
WOMEN
y indicators:
TOTAL
PUBLIC
PRIVATE

IV. Healthcare
Welcome to Whistler, BC
Canada offers publicly-funded socialized health insurance plans that cover all citizens, regardless of income or medical history.
Is Bernie crazy on this issue?

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While every nation faces unique challenges, it’s a useful exercise to explore how different cultures solve global challenges that apply to all citizens of the earth. So, after all this: Is Bernie completely sane? Or is he Miley Cyrus swinging on a wrecking ball crazy? We’ll let you be the judge.