Root Problem Solved
Economic freedom can satisfy basic needs of people, and unite nations and cultures in economic common purpose. To accomplish this, money must be merely a medium of exchange, and speculators must be kept under tight control. When these conditions are in place, wealth and political power will be widely distributed, and capitalism and democracy will be in harmony.
Conversely, when money is a profit-making commodity, and speculators deflect borrowed money away from job growth, then wealth and political power will continue to be concentrated, capitalism and democracy will continue to be in tension, the world will continue full of violence, and the more than two billion people who live on less than $2 a day will continue to go hungry, be sick, and lead miserable lives.
Citizens fail to understand either the function of money or the need to control speculators because educators, at all levels, cannot teach what they have not studied: the interaction between capitalism and democracy. Once educators learn and teach the essentials of economic freedom, then citizens will know how to reform public policy to allow economic freedom to function—for the first time—at full potential.