A progressive takedown of the uber-capitalist status quo that has enriched millionaires and billionaires at the expense of the working class, and a blueprint for what transformational change would actually look like.

It’s OK to be angry about capitalism. Reflecting on our turbulent times, Senator Bernie Sanders takes on the billionaire class and speaks blunt truths about our country’s failure to address the destructive nature of a system that is fueled by uncontrolled greed and rigidly committed to prioritizing corporate profits over the needs of ordinary Americans.

Sanders argues that unfettered capitalism is to blames for an unprecedented level of income and wealth inequality, is undermining our democracy, and is destroying our planet. How can we accept an economic order that allows three billionaires to control more wealth than the bottom half of our society? How can we accept a political system that allows the super rich to buy elections and politicians? How can we accept energy policies that reward the fossil fuel corporations causing the climate crisis? Sanders believes that, in the face of these very dangerous times, the American people must ask tough questions about the systems that have failed us and demand fundamental economic and political change. This is where the path forward begins.

It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism presents a vision that extends beyond the promises of past campaigns to reveal what would be possible if the political revolution took place, if we would finally recognize that economic rights are human rights and if we would work to create a society that provides a decent standard of living for all. This isn’t some utopian fantasy; this is democracy as we should know it.

Meet Senator Sanders on Book Tour

FEBRUARY 20: Brooklyn, NY In Conversation with Dr. Cornel West at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Presented by Greenlight Books and BAM – Learn More

MARCH 1: Washington, DC Presented by Politics & Prose at The Anthem – Learn More

MARCH 2: Charlottesville, VA In Conversation with Robert Costa at University of Virginia – Learn More

MARCH 3: Los Angeles, CA Presented by Skylight Books at the Alex Theater – Learn More

MARCH 4: San Jose, CA In Conversation with John Nichols. Presented by Kepler’s Books at The California Theater – Learn More

MARCH 5: Tucson, AZ: In-Conversation with John Nichols at Tuscon Book Festival – Learn More

MARCH 13: Virtual: Presented by Random House Events - Learn More

About the Author

Bernie Sanders is serving his third term in the U.S. Senate and is the longest serving Independent member of Congress in American history. He is the Chairman of the Budget Committee where he helped write the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, one of the most significant pieces of legislation in our modern history. In the Senate, Sanders is leading the fight for Medicare for All, for combating climate change and for making public colleges and universities tuition free.

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