Bernie Sanders time and time again has proved that his understanding of complex economic issues has been extremely 2-Dimensional. He attempts to juxtapose conditions that we have today with the conditions of previous years (such as in the 20s, 50s, 60s, and 80s). The problem with this is that not all things are equal in this representation. Things are wildly different today when compared to what was happening back then. Mainly these differences are realized as globalization, increased government regulation as well as the massive impact innovation has made, especially in the fields of computers and automation. That being said, the man attempts to bring us back to these "golden ages", and says he will do so by crushing the rich... Something that will have extremely detrimental effects to the economy.