Howard quoted in Des Moines Register article on Bernie Sanders

Michael Howard, a philosophy professor at the University of Maine, was quoted in The Des Moines Register article, “Socialist battle cry: Frustrated voters look to Sanders.” Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a Vermont U.S. senator who describes himself as a democratic socialist, has been gaining support among voters who are looking to socialist-leaning policies in response to the greed of corporate America, according to the article. Howard, who studies socialism, said Sanders’ issues aren’t “really socialist in any rigorous sense.” He added that if by socialist one means restoring public investment in infrastructure, equality in educational opportunity, greater equity in tax laws, and accountability for big banks and corporations, “then we are at a moment when the nation may be ripe for the pendulum to swing in that direction,” the article states.