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Needed: A Science, Economics and Lifestyle of SMALL-- It's Time to Face Reality-- Too BIG is Too Dangerous--

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-block entrances to malls and big box stores. 

-move books in bookstores-- like take a Glenn Beck book and put it in the horror fiction section. 

-borrow money from banks and credit cards then give it to advocacy and activism groups-- and don't pay it back (Farnish reports a Spaniard did this with over $400,000.)

His whole book is available free for download, or can be purchased. That's a bottom-up, undermining approach. 

Change the System At the Edges

Direct assaults on BIG are very difficult, at best. So, start by advocating for funding for research aimed at developing SMALL business approaches and solutions to problems that are usually only attacked by big business. This is a big topic that deserves its own article. But briefly, the goal is to look at all the touted advantages of big business and then identify small ways to do them as well or better, for the same or lower cost. Part of the research will be to include local benefits and costs that are not usually included in the BIG business solution equation. Identifying ways that are more profitable-- for the business and/or for the local community-- can lead to BIG companies embracing SMALL approaches, and can lead to legislation that supports SMALL ways. 

Start Eroding the Benefits of Big; Begin reducing the advantages  and attractions of big. 

-Cap tax breaks at a certain spending level. 

-Add taxes after a certain level, for individuals and companies. That's what the USA had under Eisenhower-- a 92% tax rate on the highest portions of the highest income brackets. 

-drastically raise dynasty taxes-- on inheritances over $20 million per person. No more billion dollar inheritances for Walmartian Waltons.

-Make it a lot less attractive for BIG companies to acquire smaller businesses. For example, require that the number of local employees be kept  for five years. 

-what are your ideas?

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. 

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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity  

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)
 

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