Posted 11 months ago on Dec. 27, 2012, 7:18 p.m. EST by Misaki
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
Need signatures, or at the very least feedback!
Petition here, still waiting for changes to update on fail website. The two important points are 1) people should not feel like sharing it will make their friends look stupid, and 2) people should feel like it has a chance of success, or else they would not support it. (A third key point is that it explains why economists have not supported it.)
This is the image that is supposed to be showing up on the petition:
Target: People who like to win
Sponsored by: (should be) Occupy Wall Street
If highly-paid skilled workers spent less time at work, companies could hire more people. This is all it takes to fix our economic problems.
But economists won't support this because they fear retaliation by the corporations and individuals who control most of the world's wealth, or they are being paid to advocate for the rich.
Maybe one person could have an "accident". But they can't kill everyone.
With a simple system like paying skilled workers 1.2x their normal rate for the first 24 hours, and 0.7x after that, people would not feel they are being unfair to colleagues by working less.
Don't think this is not your problem. This is everyone's problem, due to crime and taxes to fund welfare, unemployment benefits and even prisons.
Our target is to change the world.