This is a pretty radical idea, but could it be where America is headed? Economics, as currently practiced, are only working for people who are shamelessly wealthy and maybe also for the sycophants who serve the wealthy.
Here are a couple of hard to refute facts...
- There is not enough work to keep everyone employed. Not even close. Efficiency, automation, and cheap labor overseas are sucking the life out of the American workforce.
- An economy works best when its people have money to pay for goods and services.
- Sweden, Norway, and Denmark are nations where public policy is a close reflection of 'Everyone gets paid'. Those three countries are also consistently revealed to have the highest quality of life found anywhere in the world.
What we currently have is a system in which a few people get obscenely wealthy while the masses starve. Giving everyone a monthly check might sound extreme, but it makes sense when compared to the way things work now. Of course, if we did that, a couple of things would have to change. We'd have to stop letting big corporations and the rich get away without paying taxes, and we'd have to substantially trim our nearly trillion dollar annual military budget. Right now, we spend more than all the rest of the world combined on our war fighting capability. Where is the sense in that?