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Basic Income and Wealth Tax (Fixing America 13)

2017 March 19 NOTE: As of 2017 I’ve come to conclude that the US government is largely in the hands of “Dark Triad” personalities, and it’s not in the nature of people with those psychological traits to effect the sort … Continue reading

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Establishing a Popular World Government and Doing It Right

So let’s look at a right way to start setting up world government in a way that would be acceptable to just about everyone. I’ve felt strongly since the 1970s that Planet Earth is long overdue for a sensible world government, so I’ve given the matter some thought. Here’s one scenario that might actually work. Continue reading

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The Top Three Solutions for Today’s World

I’ve been studying the world and its problems and trying to find the best solutions for the past thirty years, and over time I’ve boiled it all down into three sweeping solutions that, I believe, would be most effective in bringing peace and contentment to the world today. There’s a solution for the planetary level, one for the national level, and one for individuals…. Continue reading

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Fixing America (5): Basic Income and the Fertility Rate

The yellows, oranges, reds and purples indicate countries with precarious population growth, which would have to be gotten under control before Basic Income (or any other economic solution) would really help…. Continue reading

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Fixing America (4): A Wrap-Up of Basic Income and Wealth Tax

A wealth tax coupled with a basic income program would ensure that the poor, many of whom are now homeless and/or drowning in debt, would get their heads above water while the brunt of the tax burden would be carried by the rich, who can afford it. It would quickly bridge the ugly chasm between America’s super rich and super poor. This is probably the most rational and just solution to America’s current economic crisis: A basic income program funded by a wealth tax…. Continue reading

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Fixing America (3): More Thoughts on Basic Income

The more I learn about wealth and poverty and the human mind, the more excited I become about instituting a Basic Income program here in the States…. Continue reading

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Fixing America (2): Basic Income, One Possible Solution

To Americanize the Swiss (basic income) program, and to keep things simple in our calculations, imagine giving every adult American, say, $1,000 a month in basic income. That income alone would raise most people above the poverty line and would keep everyone else at least near the line. Continue reading

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