Dean Baker

Center for Economic and Policy Research

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Bernie Sanders has promised to break up the country’s biggest financial institutions during his first year in office.

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Public workers may not be getting the retirement pay they've traditionally been guaranteed by contracts, laws and state constitutions.

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