The Economic Blueprint of Eli Levine, 9/3/2014 CE
The consignment of property rights to singular people or to private organizations that are unaccountable to the public over common use goods and services is akin to the production of autocracy and authoritarianism. Let these goods and services (healthcare, water, education, air, defense, and capital production) be consigned to private ownership by the society with the executor being the government, at the lowest possible level.
For example, Nestle should have to pay taxpayers for rights to produce bottled water, with the funds going to fuel local, county, and state governments. No more private ownership of water for anyone.
Companies should have to pay the society as a whole for pollution of the atmosphere, soil, and water, with the funds being earmarked for funding the research and development of more efficient, less polluting methods of production.
Oil and other fossil fuels should have to pay a high tax on the profits they produce for the companies (because, lets face it, the resources aren’t leaving). This should then motivate these energy companies to come up with non-polluting, non-fossil energy technology, with some of the funds drawn from the taxes upon their current profits going to research and investment in and for regions that will be hit by the loss of the fossil fuel industries.
National defense should be nationalized and turned into a not-for-profit entity, with the funds saved from unnecessary war machines going to military research and development, as well as investment in civilian industry, to cover the workers who will be losing their jobs as a result of this pull back from military production.
Single-payer healthcare, with the single-payer negotiating with ALL providers for best prices should be the standard in the US, as it is with all other developed countries.
Education should be comprehensive, starting early, and developed overtime, with a greater emphasis on having kids learn how to be social and guided into the direction of their interests with encouragement given towards their inclinations and interests. Those who don’t fit into this paradigm should have solid jobs that they can work at for a living wage.
Finally, capital that is produced by the Federal Reserve should be debt free, publically owned, and used for the development, production, and insurance of prosperity and stability for our nation, not as a tool for private banks to use when they behave irresponsibly.
In addition, wages for all workers should always rise with the increase of profits in a company (adjusted for inflation) and the net profits (after capital investments are repaid for a few years) should be taxed progressively, allowing for increasing amounts of profit to be made. Income and tax deductibles should be progressively taxed, such that the better off pay a reasoned amount to the society in which they live and benefit so well from.
This is my present layout of general economic policies, as I am currently aware of and within the current conditions that I see present in our society. This may be incomplete and subject to change depending upon the conditions that are actually realized in our society as a result of these policies, or as a result of changes in our condition in the future. Some of these are good temporary solutions (such as with regards to funding clean energy production and the development of sustainable, profitable, and clean means of production for all goods or the transitioning of our economy towards clean, domestic, and profitable civilian production). Some of these things are more long lasting principles (such as the private ownership by the public of the common goods n our society, or the principles underlying policy towards the energy, the environment, national defense, healthcare, education, capital, wages, and taxation). This is just a blueprint for what I think will work at this general time, with these general long term and short term problems. I invite all criticism, critiques, questions, and comments.