Communism failed and now capitalism has failed, we will get it right this time.
Three simple global adjustments that will provide every single person on the planet with a basic income of $10 per day, which will guarantee them sufficient food, a roof over their head, basic health care and the opportunity of a 3rd level education.
1/Stop spending $1.8 trillion on weapons.
2/Tax the leading corporations in the world 80% of their income above 100 million per year.
3/Every middle income earner and above in the developed world pays $10 per week.
Now go back and read the first paragraph again, to see what this would mean for the 3 billion poorest of your fellow human beings. A very small price to pay.
Hogo Global Democracy is totally pro business and entrepreneurship, but totally anti greed at the same time. We need a balance, when the income of the top 1% of the world, is the same as the combined poorest 50%. You can laugh at communism, and so you should, but if you think today’s capitalism is any better, you might need help in other areas of your life as well!
Is there really anything in this world more crazy than spending $1.8 trillion per year on weapons to point at or kill each other with? Is there any reason in the world to have corporations holding trillions of dollars in bank accounts, while 50% of the world are living on less than $2.5 per day? If there is no other reason to try to set up a Real Global Democracy except to stop this madness, it will be very well worth it! In a true democracy, and I mean true, with an open and free media, why would we need any weapons? You will never get a majority vote anywhere to attack and go to war, so there is no need to have an army to defend from anyone. China knows this, which is why it’s the fastest growing economy over the last 3 or 4 decades.read more
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