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The Economic Democracy Act: FAQ's Updated
By Rick Osbourne · 1 week ago
1. Where does this $4 Trillion Dollars come from? According to a recent Federal Reserve estimate, $4 Trillion is, on average, the total amount of new productive capital and infrastructure added to the US economy ...
Socialism and Capitalism VS Concentrated Wealth/Power
By Rick Osbourne · 1 month ago
Voters on the liberal side of the aisle genuinely despise the fact that our so-called free market, capitalist economy has resulted in so much wealth/power being concentrated in the hands of so few at the ...
America’s Policing Problems Systematically Reduced
By Rick Osbourne · 1 month ago
I’m a lover of profound quotes. And, one of my favorites is “Poverty is the parent of crime and revolution.” That one came from Aristotle all the way back in ancient Athens. But it’s every ...
Economic Recovery: The Homestead Act of 1862 VS the Economic Democracy Act of 2021
By Rick Osbourne · 1 month ago
The largest economic expansion in American history by far occurred in the wake of the Civil War after President Abraham Lincoln signed The Homestead Act of 1862 into law. This legendary piece of legislation GRANTED ...
Trust Fund Babies VS Economic Freedom in America
By Rick Osbourne · 1 month ago
I’d like you to take five minutes, sit back, and imagine that you were born a trust fund baby. That is to say, starting at birth, imagine your parents were wealthy enough to invest $10,000 ...
Abolishing Wage Slavery in the Land of the Free
By Rick Osbourne · 2 months ago
If you own enough wealth producing capital assets such as land, buildings, machinery, patents, copyrights, stocks, or bonds YOUR MONEY IS WORKING FOR YOU and it’s probably producing a stream of residual income from which ...
The Economic Democracy Act: Frequently Asked Questions
By Rick Osbourne · 3 months ago
1. Where does the $4 Trillion dollars come from? It comes from NEW WEALTH/ VALUE (from a naturally expanding American economy) created (on average) annually. It’s destined to happen! Someone will have access to and ...
Wanted: One Billionaire Who Will Actively Support A Government of the People, by the People, and for the People!
By Rick Osbourne · 4 months ago
I’m part of a small group of people who wants to form a new political party here in the United States. It will be called the Economic Democracy Party and it will be based on ...
Bridging the Deep Political Divide of 2021…Economically
By Rick Osbourne · 4 months ago
What if, in the midst of this unprecedented 21st century health/economic crisis, we could systematically reconfigure America’s free market economy in such a way that would… 1. Balance the budget, minimize the need for and ...
How to Become the Smartest Kid in Your High School Class!
By Rick Osbourne · 5 months ago
I’m a 74-year-old former teacher who now works part-time as a drivers’ education instructor for a private sector driving school located in the western suburbs of Chicago. Generally speaking, this driving school attracts 15 and ...
An Open Letter to President Elect Biden and Vice President Elect Harris: On Democratizing the American Economy
By Rick Osbourne · 5 months ago
Dear Joe and Kamala, Please consider the following FACTS. On average, the American economy grows at the rate of $4,000,000,000,000 (yes that’s 4 trillion dollars) annually. That translates into about $12,000 for every man, woman, ...
Property Ownership: The Cure for Voter Apathy and a Key to Responsible Citizenship
By Rick Osbourne · 6 months ago
When you own a home, odds are you’ll take care of it in a way that you would not if you were just renting it. After all, when you have “skin in the game” you’ll ...
A Systematic Antidote to Concentrated Wealth/Power and a Myriad of Related Problems
By Rick Osbourne · 6 months ago
Concentrated wealth/power in the hands of a few at the expense of the many, is a MALIGNANT CANCER that undermines and destroys any possibility of a genuine political democracy in America or any other nation. ...
Collateralizing and Resolving America’s 2020 Economic Crisis!
By Rick Osbourne · 6 months ago
Capital (as opposed to consumer) credit is the kind of credit that serious investors are issued in order to purchase wealth-producing capital assets such as stocks, bonds, commercial real estate, machinery, copyrights, and patents, etc. ...
An Economic Solution to America’s Abortion Dilemma!
By Rick Osbourne · 7 months ago
The most persistently divisive issue in all of American politics is abortion. You’re either pro-life or pro-choice. But you can’t be both…unless you understand that in large part, abortion (like so many other issues) is ...
Economically Empowering Every Single American While Creating No Debt!
By Rick Osbourne · 7 months ago
Consider the following FACTS. On average, the American economy grows at the rate of $4,000,000,000,000 (yes that’s 4 trillion dollars) annually. That translates into about $12,000 for every man, woman, and child in America. But ...
A Free Market Strategy That Systematically Underwrites Instead of Undermines American Democracy!
By Rick Osbourne · 9 months ago
A legitimate political democracy and an economy that’s dominated by concentrated wealth and power are inevitably at odds with one another. Concentrated wealth/power is a cancer that owns and controls the government at the expense ...
Future Earnings: The Key to Understanding The Capital Homesteading Act
By Rick Osbourne · 9 months ago
Passing the Capital Homesteading Act would require the Federal Reserve, through local banks, to loan $12,000 annually to every single American citizen (every man, woman, and child) at ZERO PERCENT INTEREST annually. These funds could ...
A Systematic Solution to Structural Racism in America!
By Rick Osbourne · 9 months ago
According to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the solution to institutional racism is primarily about economic empowerment. “It’s really about economic empowerment because if people are lifted out of poverty, and they are given an opportunity ...
The Only Economic Strategy That Systematically Lowers Your Taxes While Paying Off the National Debt
By Rick Osbourne · 9 months ago
Many American voters cast their ballots on the basis of taxes alone. Whoever promises the lowest tax rate automatically wins their vote. And this fiscally conservative voter generally votes for the Republican candidate and opposes ...