Feb 22, 2016

Book Recommendation. With Liberty and Dividends for All: How to save our middle class when jobs don’t pay enough

This a book recommendation, not a review.

With Liberty and Dividends for All: How to Save Our Middle Class When Jobs Don't Pay Enough

Aug 4, 2014

Why is the book highly recommended?

A citizen ownership democracy is having both universal suffrage and universal citizen dividend. It is a voting right to select the politicians and a financial right to the country's wealth.

Universal suffrage and universal citizen dividend form the title of the book: Liberty and Dividends.

Just two paragraphs from the first chapter:
"We live in complicated times. We have far more problems than solutions, and most of our problems are wickedly complex. That said, it's sometimes the case that a simple idea can spark profound changes, much as a small wind can become a hurricane. This happened with such ideas as the abolition of slavery, equal justice under law, universal suffrage, and racial and sexual equality.
This book is about another simple idea that could have comparable effects in the twenty-first century. The idea is that all persons have a right to income from wealth we inherit or create together. That right derives from our equality of birth. And the time to implement it has arrived."

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