Our capitalistic system is credited for the great leap forward in the 19th century and for unprecedented growth and prosperity in the 20th century. But, serious issues remain in its wake. Deep changes are demanded now in order to save the masses from complete domination by the wealthy elite.
Robots, automation, and artificial intelligence will replace many jobs as happened a century past with the invention of the horseless carriage. But it will be different now because machines have replaced forever the need for human hands to produce food and manufacture goods and even some services. It is vitally important that all citizens can earn a living wage, guaranteed, and with full benefits to live a life of security and dignity.
HOW CAN THIS BE ACCOMPLISHED?
What keeps America from moving forward to a better world? It is our systemic racism, especially those who can not easily hide; our Black citizens, marked for life to be cast aside.
All other major countries have largely rid themselves of this racist curse, and that is why they are now faring better in all human categories of wealth distribution and living standards. How could this be that America has dropped down to 28th place from the very top in most categories? Why? Because the centuries of Racism has held us down.
Too much national energy has been wasted in keeping the Blacks from a fair treatment, systemically. That thinking must die out, and soon.
Fortunately our great historians are now hard at work telling the truth about blacks in America. America was built upon the backs of slaves both before the Civil War and afterwards. Against all odds for many generations the blacks have been relentless in fighting back non violently to gain this moment in history that has the promise of more equal freedoms for all.
No one is free until we are all free.
Capitalism growth is hard to stop because those with money get richer by doing nothing productive, while the wage earner can never keep up with basic costs. How can we get closer to a proper balance?
The best way is some form of “Wealth Tax” or surcharge on the super rich. This new money can give a head start to the millions of families living at poverty’s edge. Day care for working Mothers and quality education are both essential and affordable in such a rich country. .. And guess what? .. The Rich will never miss the money, and it will go for a useful cause.
They should be proud to help!
To aid the country that was so kind to them.
That is called PATRIOTISM!!!
VOTE – VOTE – VOTE
*** UPDATE: September 15, 2020 ***
Capitalism may be greatly modified and, or, replaced by UBI, Universal Basic Income. It is funded by the wealthy to aid the poor. UBI is already getting started all over our world.
So far, UBI has seen success in parts of India, Namibia and Canada, and is being tested in Kenya, Uganda, Brazil, Finland, the Netherlands and Italy. UBI has already been implemented in Alaska, and new pilot projects are currently being planned. Seattle WA and Stockton CA are already studying it. Participents in Stockton get $500 each month and those in Kenya get $17 per month. and with no restrictions on spending. These are pilot projects that are likely to expand greatly if found to be successful. They offer enormous promise for keeping people out of poverty, and with very small costs.