Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Preventing the Crash

In a recent blog, I began a review of the book The Crash of 2016 by Thom Hartmann. As promised, there are recommendations on what we must do to end the historical boom and bust cycle he describes in this book.

Here are some of his thoughts on how to do this.

--Get rid of the whole idea of corporate personhood

--Address the Supreme Court's power grab and strengthen our system of checks and balances in our government to empower organized people over organized money.

--Adopt a single-payer health care system

--Place a financial transaction tax on every single security bought or sold

--Make it easier for labor to organize

--Reinvest government funds into education, green energy, infrastructure, and social spending that generates lasting wealth for our entire nation

--Outlaw billionaires

Each of these recommendations and more, come with thoughtful ideas about how to approach and implement each agenda. The book is thought-provoking, scary but also promising some possible solutions. I'd highly recommend reading it.

Happy Investing!

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