Job guarantee. Modern Money Theory points out money is a social construct. We won't ever run out. Government "debt" is completely unlike household debt. Nothing prevents the only fiscally unconstrained player in the economy from employing the unemployed, or from funding alternative energy infrastructure.
Establish a 4-year, $1 trillion ($250B/yr) program to provide meaningful living wage jobs for those under 30 and over 50 who want and are able to work. Preferably jobs having to do with green programs, infrastructure, affordable housing and services for those with homelessness, substance abuse, or mental illness issues.
Set terms for stock ownership after purchase. The stock market is no longer about it's initial purpose - to provoke investment around worthwhile ideas and companies. Instead it's about speculation and micro-trades. If we made a stock purchase meaningful by forcing the purchasee to own it for even a week, we would return the market to something that even makes sense for a society.
We should help those jobless who have good ideas create co-operative, worker owned businesses, so we not only help them get jobs, but improve the economy, and turn the business climate in America away from bottom-line, non-nationalist corporations, to companies with a vested interest in 1)their workers' well-being, 2) the country's economic welfare.
Much if not most of executive compensation is coming in the form of stock and/or stock options these days. For public companies, this means the executive can sell the stock the next year, pay a capital gains tax of 15-20% rather than income tax of 39.6%, encouraging them to focus on short-term value of the stock while allowing them to avoid income taxes for...income. Require all compensatory stock and options to the top 5% earners in the company to vest only AFTER three years.
It's a two-fold idea. Make railroads green. Find renewal ways (solar or wind power) to fuel railroads. Secondarily, take 18 Wheel Vehicles off the road, they are dangerous for other drivers and the environment. The shipments can be transported via railroads. Transition the drivers to the railroad industry to cover the extra shifts of rail transport.
Related to all categories is ending Industrialism and evolving beyond economic growth. This would get us out of the Middle East, mitigate global warming, take care of wage and employment issues, start tapering off resource depletion, have a very large positive impact on immigration issues, and deal with our loss of sovereignty to corporatism. The industrial paradigm, with its dependence on economic cannibalism, is behind every progressive issue.
Money and debt are corrosive ideas in a world in which all the needs of the world's population can have their basic needs met by utilizing technology. We must abolish all monetary debt, create systems for distribution of resources separate from the capitalistic model that values waste, obsolescence and profit for the sake of profit. Only through sustainability will the finite resources of the planet be managed in a way that will ensure mankind's future.
Town hall Meetings held nationally to discuss: #1.Ethical behavior for Banks & financial firms...Reinstate some law like the repelled Galss-Steagal Act. #2. Simplify our national tax codes so more of the American public appreciate it is more Fair. #3.Simulate leaning to the Small businesses Nationally.. #4. invest in American made products. Jay Dillon Santa Fe,NM
United States ready for LIBERAL period! Labor History last 60 years! Workers in days gone by paid much better wages! Inflation & all economic factors accounted workers today are far behind! Workers had much better benefits,Home,Health Insurance paid by Employer, Pension, & much more! Workers need to know what wages should be today! If Workers know what their Grandparents made & understand where Money they should be making has gone it will cause Unions to arise and change our FUTURE<>