The debate is often framed as a business choice; it is a quality of life and equality choice.
Many of the choices for a better America are obvious, but the people making the decisions are often the same people that benefit from the 'broken' system:
- Reduce inequality (taxation, change laws that favor the powerful and wealthy)
- Increase education, making it independent of financing
- Provide nationalized healthcare
- Rein in the healthcare industry
- Rein in corporate power over government and politics
- Reducing inequality goes a long way. Often, suggested solutions for problems are merely band-aids, since the underlying problem is often a matter of resources.
Lower inequality means:
- Better health, reduced obesity
- Less crime, less violence
- Better educational outcomes
- Better economic performance for all, not just a few
Correlation is not causation, but working toward a better life for Americans, while reducing inequality, can keep America strong.