The US economy and infrastructure are crumbling and need serious fixing. The answers are simple enough. All that is required is the will to do it. Instead we dither, pretend it’s complicated, while the 1% siphon off our money. We need massive investment in rebuilding America. This will create millions of jobs and the economic benefits will ripple through the economy. The 1% might want to start playing attention here, because even one of their own says the pitchforks are coming if they don’t change.
And so I have a message for my fellow filthy rich, for all of us who live in our gated bubble worlds: Wake up, people. It won’t last.
5 dirty secrets about the U.S. economy. Umair Haque in the Harvard Business Review.
Number one. The biggest falsehood of all? That fixing it is something like teleporting to Jupiter: impossible! Beyond us! Science fiction!
Dirty secret number two: This is a bogus recovery—and it’s going to poison society, unless we are wise enough to recover from the recovery
Where will the money come from? Dirty secret number three: It doesn’t matter. Print it. Borrow it. Tax it from the super-rich, in whose coffers it’s merely sitting idly. It does not matter one bit. It’s a second order question. If the U.S. doesn’t invest in public goods, it will not prosper
Here’s dirty secret number four. The pundits don’t want you to know any of the above. They want you to believe that fixing the economy is unfeasible. It’s not. It’s simple.
So here’s dirty secret number five. We don’t live the lives we were meant to by merrily shoving Artificially Fried Chicken Flavored Dorito Slurpees down our gullets while watching our societies crumble.