Continuing our discussion about solutions!
Cut unemployment drastically, probably by a real job plan that employs millions.
View Energy, Transportation, and Housing as an integrated issue by simultaneously:
Investing in nationwide freight rail and high-speed rail in regions where it is best suited.
Investing in nuclear energy now, even though it has a long development time because breakthroughs in alternative and clean energy are probably decades away.
Encouraging the development of higher density housing and zoning policies which make communities walkable and ride-able. This allows the development of work/eat/sleep communities that require shorter commutes, less energy consumption, and better utilization of mass transit.
Budget changes so that the big spenders like Defense don’t eat all the pie and the national debt doesn’t just grow forever, tax reforms so that everyone pays their fair share instead of the share an army of tax-dodging experts can get them, ending the too obvious culture of privilege – where laws get ignored for specific sets of people (banking fraudsters, government torturers and government gun-runner to name but a few), infrastructure spending to repair American competitiveness, long-term thinking about climate change, energy, education and innovation.
Smart grid, conservation, decentralizing power distribution (and political power.)
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