You can't expect to win when the system is rigged.
One man will level the field. (Available in audio)
Justin Wolfe sets out on a tour to promote 'The Big Solution', his book that outlines a simple economic platform that would turn a corrupt system on its head. Despite the urging from his best friend, Federal Reserve Board hopeful Evan White, Wolfe has no intention of running for office. But when his ideas begin to catch fire with the masses, the two friends find themselves swept up in a presidential campaign that threatens not only their public standing, but their very lives.
“Our world is remarkably automated. Resources remain in abundant supply. And by most standard measures, the economy appears to be humming along. Life should be so simple. So prosperous. And yet the vast majority of people still aren’t making a decent living. America’s promise of equal opportunity has become a distant memory. But I, Justin Wolfe, have a plan to finally change the dynamics that have been holding this country back. Imagine a simple idea that could change the world forever. An idea that will deliver us from this economic train-wreck and prevent further hardships from falling on the shoulders of future generations. Shouldn’t we get started?”
What is wrong with our economy, Why Does It Matter And What we need to change?
Could the United States experience another Great Depression? Lets face it, the next economic crash could be much worse.
Is the mounting debt going to mean doomed and gloom for future generations? What, exactly, does the economy have to do with our problems anyway? Economics is not only for academics or Wall Street titans. If you’re curious about how the economy is dysfunctional and want to learn about the solutions, this book will guide you through the essentials, laying out the basic concepts and issues causing most of the worlds problems, from automation and poverty to inequality and debt, and more.
Packed with eye-opening information, key concepts, and need-to-know terms, this easy-to-read primer lets you explore solutions to economic problems at your own pace. Get a straightforward overview of the economy that’s stripped of overwhelming jargon, so you can gain a deeper understanding of what the world needs write now as it applies to everyday life. You’ll review important background on economic solutions—from demand-side theories to the main obstacles holding demand back—so you can develop your own conclusions.
Hacking the American Economy features:
An overview of monetary policy and how it operates
A review of broad themes—like taxes, inequality, and jobs—as they apply to everyday life
Explorations of business and what makes them hire
Useful solutions and real-world stories that help you be informed to solve the worlds problems and your own.
Is life getting better? At the accelerating rate of advancing technologies? Food availability, income, and life span are up for the lucky few while disease, child mortality, and violence are barely improving for the rest all across the globe. The world is far from perfect, necessities and luxuries alike are getting cheaper but are still not accessible for the vast majority. Population growth is slowing but is exploding in the poorest countries and declining in the wealthier. Africa is still far behind following Asia out of poverty. The Internet and the mobile phone are invading people’s private lives as never before. The optimists who dominate public discourse insist that we will soon reach a turning point and things will start to get better for the poor. But they have been saying this for two hundred years.
Yet Jarl Jensen does more than describe how things are not getting better. He explains why and offers solutions. Prosperity comes from everybody working for everybody else which can only happen when everybody has money. The habit of exchange and specialization—which started more than 100,000 years ago—has been undermined by the debt driven economy over the last 100 years. The mutual dependence on debt are causes for despair and prevents us from living with abundance.
This bold book covers the entire sweep of America's economic history, from the Constitution to the Great Recession, from the creation of the Federal Reserve to the creation of FIAT money. It ends with declaration of change that we can not, should not and must not continue to let the commercial banks of the world unnecessarily force economic limitations on the rest of us. Acute, refreshing, and revelatory, 'America's History of Empowering Wealth' will change your way of thinking about the world for the better.
Political movements encourage people to vote. “Vote! Get out and vote!” they shout. The same edicts are repeated over and over as if democracy itself depends on it. Yet, nothing seems to change. Or, to the surprise of the voters, even if their candidates win, the world’s problems remain in place with no reasonable solutions […]
How about the expression “F-U Money!” The notion behind this idea is that there is an amount of money so large that a person can just turn their backs on the rest of the world and simply not be bothered anymore.
Regardless of whether you are an hourly worker barely scraping by, a business executive or a politician in national office, we all experience similar problems. As an engineer, entrepreneur and inventor, my insight into systems provides me with unique awareness into these problems and their potential solutions. The economic system wreaks havoc by creating problems that can’t be solved. It’s easy to blame wealthy elites who run the world as their playground for the problems experienced across the globe, but that is obviously not the case. Why would they risk their future through looming environmental and economic disaster?
The actual truth is that no one is in charge. Humanity — the allegedly intelligent species — fails to use that intelligence to actually determine its future. And because there is no planning, no vision, no mission and no goals, everything is going wrong. Section 1 of The Big Solution reveals all the ways humanity suffers due to a lack of direction and purpose.
Shouldn’t humanity’s purpose center on creating a safe place for our families and maximizing our lives? Instead, humanity is locked in a purposeless rat race to the bottom. As you read about the problems we face, keep in mind that these problems are not necessary. Instead, they are a function of a system that is fundamentally flawed. I would ask that you direct blame at the system that makes everything so difficult, rather than reacting with pessimism over the current situation.