The merely wealthy already pay 70% of Federal income taxes; the evaders are the super-wealthy in the top 2/10th of 1%.
Arriving at a "simple" solution is a complex process. Yet there is no other pathway to a comprehensive solution. If we attempt to address complex problems with equally complex solutions, we get friction and crony capitalism as cartels navigate the complexity to their own advantage and small enterprises and the citizenry are reduced to serfs toiling outside the complexity-moat. ( Complexity and Collapse July 26, 2011)
(May 25, 2012).
My latest conversation with Gordon T. Long, on Crony Capitalism: (YouTube)
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We are like passengers on the Titanic ten minutes after its fatal encounter with the iceberg: though our financial system seems unsinkable, its reliance on debt and financialization has already doomed it.We cannot know when the Central State and financial system will destabilize, we only know they will destabilize. We cannot know which of the State’s fast-rising debts and obligations will be renounced; we only know they will be renounced in one fashion or another.
The process of the unsustainable collapsing and a new, more sustainable model emerging is called revolution, and it combines cultural, technological, financial and political elements in a dynamic flux.History is not fixed; it is in our hands. We cannot await a remote future transition to transform our lives. Revolution begins with our internal understanding and reaches fruition in our coherently directed daily actions in the lived-in world.
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