Hand wringing over the political gridlock, blaming both democracy and the Constitution,1 continues to ignore Marx’s advice. The solution is found not in debating the distribution of wealth but rather support of the economic system that provides plenty for everybody.
As long as economic growth is under two percent and not over three, the result of domination of government by finance capitalism, the system will remain in gridlock and unemployment will remain high.
All of this is unnecessary. Simply realign government and corporate policies in support of the material and spiritual benefits of democratic capitalism.
How? A good start would be to put the $3 trillion of surplus to work in growth programs or returned to the economy in dividends.
1 Daniel Lazare, The Frozen Republic: How the Constitution is Paralyzing Democracy, 1996
Thomas Mann & Norman Ornstein, It’s Even Worse Than It Looks, 2012