I voted Bernie in the primary but if Hillary wins I'll vote her in the general. Two good choices. Bernie's my first pick as he's been saying what I've been saying for years. To hear his voice at the national level to me is quite exciting and as far as I'm concerned, the closest we've been in a long time to bringing back sanity as a fashion.
I knew if I kept my sanity long enough that it would one day come back into vogue.
I don't believe Bernie would get drastic changes through Congress but that his important conversation would best continue with him as president.
To these numbers in the OP, yes, you have to beware projections but also you have to be able to plan. The group which sponsored the study is supposedly bipartisan, at least according to the wiki I read on them.
To the point on naiveté, certainly there's some of that in the electorate of any persuasion, but Bernie naïve? I doubt that. Check out his interview with Charlie Rose just this week. Charlie pushed unusually hard and Bernie came out looking pretty savvy.
But also speaking of projecting, ultimately world economy must evolve because the automation of technology will inevitably make capitalism obsolete. Not in our lifetime, but not unforeseeable either: an android built by a machine will argue cases before the Supreme Court...or a jar...
We'll be chanting: Equal Pay for, oh, wait, that's right, there are no jobs left to do. The Chinese & Mexican robots got them all. What's that economy? And this isn't even that. This is just shifting the wealth back to those who built this country's economy back from the last time the 1% crashed it.The Great Depression through Circa 1969Circa 1969 through the Great Recession