The detailed and sourced report can be seen here: ( https://www.dropbox.com/s/40zz2kcimtljnuz/Roadmap%20To%20Prosperity.pdf )
We have six major issues to solve in America, they affect every other aspect about our lives, and are the reason we haven't really succeeded in solving major issues. The first three are the most important, they are:
The Revolving Door
Consolidation of Media
Campaign Finance affects everything. Every policy and decision that matters gets warped in favor of whoever has the most money to spend on politicians, whether or not you vote for a democrat or republican, because both have the incentive to get re-elected, and under our current system, that desire forces them to focus on who's funding them more than the general populace. Therefore, policies lean more in their favor, because if they don't, the rich will just fund someone else who will favor them.
The Revolving Door is also a part of this centralization of power because people are put into positions where they have a conflict of interest. Ex: Working for a corporation, then being put into a position that regulates said corporation, then going back to work for said corporation. This gives a financial incentive to have a bias to the corporation, thus, directing more power and money to that corporation.
The Media has become centralized, thus their narrative is less diverse. Also, its focus is on profits instead of reporting. Therefore creating an atmosphere that favors entertainment more than informing the public, which is its societal function. As well as not reporting about certain corporations for fear of losing their funding through advertising. This has been seen on cable news channels more than anywhere else, and has had an effect on the psychology of America.
These three issues have consolidated an immense amount of power into the hands of very few people, an "Elite" you could say.
After that, we have to fix the structure of our government, because of the manipulation that has happened to our democracy, they are highly unaccountable to the American people. The issues are:
Gerrymandering distorts and manipulates our democracy. It disenfranchises voters and allows politicians to manipulate the elections in their own favor against the will of the people, by drawing districts however they want.
Election Fraud is completely unethical. It is literally the stealing of political positions. This cannot be allowed, because it is another form of taking or holding on to power that the people did not actually entitle to the individual who won from a rigged election.
Open Debates are an important part of our democracy. They allow the American people to become informed of our political situations from different perspectives. If other perspectives are not allowed in, diverse concepts and solutions are not heard about. This lack of competition allows politicians who may not have the best ideas or interest to obtain power without challenge.
These 6 issues take precedent before any other issue, because it is the reason
we can't solve any other issues.
This is why our federal reserve is corrupt and has no transparency. 76% of board directors of the Federal Reserve are president or CEO of their company, of which the Federal Reserve is supposed to regulate.
It is why banks like HSBC can get away with laundering money to terrorists and drug cartels, and not go to jail, where as you could spend years in prison for a small amount of pot.
It is why we have the largest prison system in the world, because corporations profit from their labor and how many prisoners they have.
It is why marijuana and hemp (a plant that isn't even a drug) are illegal, even though they provide endless benefits to a society.
It is why we have low wages and high unemployment, because our trade and tax policy export them to places like China, so corporations can profit off of the cheap labor.
It is why there are 24 empty homes for every homeless person
It is why America's healthcare is 38th in quality, yet we pay twice as much as France who is number 1, or the UK who's 18 th with a single payer system.
It is why we have a Monsanto lobbyist as the head of the FDA, allowing GMO's to be allowed in our food despite the danger they impose.
It is why the "American society of civil engineers" currently gives America a D grade on its infrastructure.
It is why we waste so much money on an illegal immigration policy that is completely ineffective.
It is why the U.S. is 17th in education, even though we annually pay $2000 more per child than Finland, who is number 1.
It is why we don't address our environment, even though
signs such as extreme weather and erratic temperatures are becoming more
It is why we aren't able to move forward on our energy policy, even though current policies have proven to be incredibly harmful to the lives of Americans.