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To: The Brookings Institute, Subject: Eliminating Poverty, Racism, & War
By Rick Osbourne · 8 months ago
CC: Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute, Economic Policy Institute, American Enterprise Institute, Aspen Institute, Center for American Progress, RAND Corporation, as well as any and all other DC based Economic Think Tanks who are interested in ...
Freedom and The Economic Democracy Act
By Rick Osbourne · 8 months ago
George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, and Donald J. Trump (among others, i.e. the 1%) are “independently wealthy.” That is to say, they never DEPEND on an employer or the government for their financial wherewithal. They ...
One Person One Vote is Not Enough to Rescue America’s Faltering Democracy
By Rick Osbourne · 10 months ago
While Democrats struggle to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, Republican/Trump controlled state legislatures continue to pass laws that restrict and suppress voting rights for people of color. Welcome to America in 2022. But ...
Make Every Citizen an Owner! The Case for Universal Basic Ownership!
By Rick Osbourne · 1 year ago
According to a Federal Reserve 2018 estimate, the American economy, on average, creates $4,000,000,000,000 (4 trillion dollars) worth of wealth producing capital assets annually. That translates into about $12,000 for every man, woman, and child ...
Everything Progressives Want, While Reducing Taxes, Balancing the Budget, and Systematically Paying Down the National Debt!
By Rick Osbourne · 1 year ago
Does this sound impossible? Inconceivable? Totally nuts? If so, check out the following scenario. And when you’re done reading see if you’ve changed your mind about what’s possible and what's impossible. According to a Federal ...
Just Imagine…330 Million Economically Productive American Citizens!
By Rick Osbourne · 1 year ago
The US currently has a total population of about 330 million people including approximately 73 million children under the age of 18. There are over 46 million retired people. And there are 8 million disabled ...
Bernie Would Be President Today If He Had Endorsed Economic Democracy Over Democratic Socialism
By Rick Osbourne · 1 year ago
Words matter. And in the vocabulary of many Americans the word Socialism is a dirty word. In that light, when a politician runs for the Presidency of the United States and describes himself as a ...
Economic Emancipation VS Wage Slavery in the USA
By Rick Osbourne · 1 year 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 capital income from which ...
How to Build Back Better Without INFLATION!
By Rick Osbourne · 1 year ago
Inflation is what happens whenever the government prints money that’s backed ONLY by INCREASED DEBT instead of tangible assets, and then distributes it in order to save the ship of state from sinking into oblivion. ...
Defending America’s Democracy? Here’s How to Fund it!
By Rick Osbourne · 1 year ago
In the wake of Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss, his totally unproven claims of election fraud, the January 6th insurrection, and in the midst of Republican attacks on voting rights across the nation, there’s also ...
There’s Only One Way Out of America’s Current Economic Crisis!
By Rick Osbourne · 1 year ago
Let’s start with the obvious. America cannot have a legitimate political democracy (a government of the people, by the people, and for the people) when so much wealth/power is concentrated in the hands of so ...
Having to Choose Between a Job You Hate and Starvation?
By Rick Osbourne · 1 year ago
Have you ever wondered what would happen if working-class Americans could AVOID HAVING TO CHOOSE BETWEEN accepting a job that’s mind-numbingly repetitious, mechanical, boring, demeaning, unfulfilling, as well as life-negating, AND being unable to feed ...
Childhood Poverty in the USA Eliminated Forever!
By Rick Osbourne · 1 year ago
If the Economic Democracy Act (EDA) was implemented today, every child in the USA would have $10,000 invested on their behalf ANNUALLY, and their money would be working for them instead of them working for ...
The Economic Democracy Act: FAQ's Updated
By Rick Osbourne · 1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 · 1 year 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 · 1 year 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 ...