American Leaders, Please Stand Up!
Improvement in the human condition depends on an economic system that maximizes wealth by releasing the innovation and productivity of wage earners, and distributes wealth to the greatest number of people through profit sharing and ownership opportunities. Strong, steady economic growth can then provide government revenues for educational, health, and environmental needs. The system is democratic capitalism that raises profits by elevating the quality of life, unites people in economic common purpose, and can stop the violence.
This superior performance of democratic capitalism has been validated in companies and countries, but it is not yet universal because of the impediments of concentrated wealth and violence among nations and cultures. Movement towards the superior system awaits rejection by Americans of short-term and greedy capitalism, and an understanding of why other nations reject America’s imperialistic effort to run the world. This is the agenda at home and abroad that most Americans desire. Political leaders who understand this can be elected and will receive enthusiastic support in the reform of capitalism and foreign policy.