How can I, in a few words, ask you to reject that which keeps us frozen into inaction and totally wrong about what choices we make in candidates and policy? What prevents better choices are the following premises:

  • That the U.S. cannot/should not “tweak” or “modify” free market capitalism and globalism.
  • That the word “unsustainable” as applied to the cost of social programs is valid.

In fact, “unsustainable” is only valid assuming a continued lack of industrial employment and/or substantially increased wages in the U.S. — changing either of these would shift the revenue curve to such an extent that all the current projections of runaway deficits would be so much trash.

That the entire intellectual elite keeps publicly assuming these two “truths” are irreversible is an insult to our national ingenuity and will. Remove the supporters of globalization and unregulated capitalism and elect people willing to dismantle the causes of our demise.

As much as I applaud expressions of outrage over the lack of true empathy for American poor and the failing middle class, the talking heads refuse to reject free market capitalism as a system that does not serve the people of any nation.

World War II and the Fair Labor Standards Act created the middle class. “Trickle down” has destroyed the middle class by becoming “trickle out.”

Either through legislation, or an alteration of our economic model, American multinationals must be excluded from U.S. markets as long as they offshore employment.

Forming a cartel of industrialized nations could enforce this tactic with multiple economies and sources of raw materials — western Europe, the U.S. and others. Let the American factories in China sell to the Chinese.

As many acknowledge, robotics, including nanites, artificial intelligence and other advances, will make large labor forces obsolete. Will the “free market capitalists” then share the benefits of those advances? Ask Wall Street.

I beg you to consider that those who dominate our legislatures are hurting us with their insistence that we are to blame; that we must face “austerity” like Europeans; and that jobs are not coming back.

If we reject the people who support free trade and unregulated globalism, then I believe jobs and the hope they create must come back home.

Reject the people who reduced jobs and taxes and have caused the deficits. Please contact your state legislators and let them know that you have a new perspective of what has caused the decline in all of the industrial world — and that you do not want your children’s hopes of prosperity given back to the rich, who had all of America’s wealth prior to 1930.

James Bollinger