Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 11, 2012, 4:23 p.m. EST by ImaDreamer
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If you have been wondering what specific policies we should support, you might want to check out www.thedreamers.org. The site is built around a new book called Changing the World: Policy Suggestions for the Ninety-Nine Percent which can be downloaded free.
I'm interested in where people might agree or disagree with those ideas.
Here is a list of items from their home page:
A single, worldwide government would end wars between nations and the threat of nuclear war.
The problem isn't big government, it is corruption and inefficiency in government. An Informed Democracy would provide a means of controlling these problems, without the problem of mob rule, by placing immediate power in the hands of the people.
10% of the U.S. population owns almost 90% of the wealth. If they could get by with only 80% it would DOUBLE the standard of living for 90% of the population. An "Exchange Tax" at the same rate for everyone, with no loopholes and no other taxes, could make this happen.
Government competition with private enterprise in areas of basic necessity would reduce prices and provide guaranteed employment for everyone. This would end unemployment, welfare and homelessness, while everyone would still be free to make as much money as they want.
Huge reductions in military spending could finance projects that benefit the people directly. We could have free health care and free education -- and all digital media, including music, movies and software, would be available free, which would solve the digital pirating problem.
The construction of one-building cities housing 100,000 people or more could cut the cost of living in half for those fortunate enough to live there.
Worldwide enforcement of environmental regulations would prevent pollution and eventually stop the climate change problem, deforestation and depletion of fish stocks.
Replacing the Federal Reserve and the practice of fractional lending with a government bank would end inflation, stabilize the economy and provide low interest small business loans to the masses.
Legalizing freedom of choice in the pursuit of happiness (the freedom to do anything which doesn't harm others) would cut crime and prison populations in half.
And there is much more that can be done.