Citizens Platform
Background
90% of Americans are being treated unfairly from an economic, social, and political perspective, resulting in political and social unrest.
Shift in Share of US Income Over the Past 40 Years
The non-wealthy white male share of annual US Income has declined by 20%, or $2 trillion per year. This decline is the cause of today's social and political unrest.
The non-wealthy white female share of annual US Income has increased by 1%, reducing but not eliminating income inequality with non-wealthy white males.
The non-wealthy minority share of annual US Income has increased by 5% as a result of increased population, which has had a positive impact on the economy by creating greater consumer demand for goods and services resulting in job growth.
The establishment (business and political leaders) share of annual US Income increased by 3%. This shift in income was the result of compensation programs designed and controlled by the wealthy to incentivize business and political leaders to continue increasing the wealthy share of annual US Income.
The wealthy (top 1%) share of annual US Income increased by 11%, or $1 trillion per year. This shift in income had a negative impact on the economy since it resulted in a reduced demand for consumer goods and services and created wealth asset price inflation (stocks, high-end real estate, cryptocurrencies, etc.).
Without the above shifts in income all non-wealthy employed citizens would have $15,000 per year higher incomes today and continuing into the future. This would increase demand for goods and services and reduce social and political unrest.
The Informed Citizens Commission is the best way to ensure a fair sharing of information and improve the sharing of income
Lack of Trust in the Establishment
Political and business leaders misuse information for political and economic advantage, resulting in reduced trust and increased social and economic inequities
The lack of faith in the government to do the right thing has resulted in anti-establishment movements (see attached on trust in government and voter turnout)
The Informed Citizens Commission is the best way to ensure a fair sharing of information and improve trust in the establishment