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Bernardo de La Paz

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Member since: Fri Jul 16, 2004, 11:36 PM
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Canadian who lived for many years in Northern California and left a bit of my heart there.

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Yes, next decade will be a bit bumpy & the one after a bit more so. The solution is ...

... one that the anti-socialist anti-communist anti-poor pro-tax-cut Trump-Republicon Party will hate.

... one that truly perceptive capitalists will embrace.

... one that is tried and tested and has (in smaller form) had big benefits for the US already.

I think what is needed is for society to guarantee a basic floor with the big three: Housing, health care, and a basic income for expenses.

EVERYWHERE THIS HAS BEEN TRIED IT HAS HAD POSITIVE EFFECTS: reduced policing needs, lower health costs, higher employment, fewer social problems. It saves money!

Hypocritical moralists and greedy people are blind to the fact (proven many times) that, when given the big three, people don't goof off and quit jobs and laze around. Quite the opposite. With a stable situation including less interruption due to health crises, people seek and find more jobs and work harder.

If the big three are taken care of for ALL residents in a nation, then capitalists would be much freer to introduce production and service systems that we can expect to lead to job losses and job transformations.

The nation can afford it. It truly can and the synergistic effects are wonderful. Look at the huge boom in the 1950s and 60s when massive GI housing, health care, and education expenditures were operative.

Pay attention capitalists! The alternatives all include social unrest in varying and greater degrees.

Posted by Bernardo de La Paz | Sat Mar 2, 2019, 09:08 AM (0 replies)

All part of the income & wealth inequality that is the biggest undiscussed problem the USA faces.

When the 0.01 % squeeze the 47 % with the help of their corrupt RepubliCon-Trump Party politicians and unqualified ultra-conservative judges, this is the result.

It will get worse before it gets fixed. I'm hoping it gets fixed peacefully and democratically. It will undoubtedly take Democrats to do it.

Posted by Bernardo de La Paz | Fri Mar 1, 2019, 05:08 PM (0 replies)
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