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A Soft Landing: Social Insurance

This is the twelfth essay in the series, A Soft Landing, which explores how we might achieve a more just, equitable society without violent revolution. As this series evolves, I ricochet between launching test balloons for specific ideas (new Constitution, … Continue reading

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A Soft Landing: Economic Links

This is the eleventh essay in the series, A Soft Landing, which explores how we might achieve a more just, equitable society without violent revolution. Of all the reasons given for the run-up to the Great Recession of 2008, few … Continue reading

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A Soft Landing: Non-Profit, Goodbye

This is the tenth essay in the series, A Soft Landing, which explores how we might achieve a more just, equitable society without violent revolution. Here is a non-obvious suggestion to make our society more just and equitable: eliminate non-profit … Continue reading

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A Soft Landing: Immigration: The Ultimate Test of Our Humanity

This is the ninth essay in the series, A Soft Landing, which explores how we might achieve a more just, equitable society without violent revolution. Immigrants are perfect targets. The foreigner seeking opportunity, refuge, or escape ignites our fear of … Continue reading

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A Soft Landing: Universal Service

This is the eighth in the series, A Soft Landing, which explores how we might achieve a more just, equitable society without violent revolution. Americans are quick to claim our rights and we are slow to fulfill our responsibilities. That’s … Continue reading

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A Soft Landing: Universal Basic Income

This is the seventh in the series, A Soft Landing, which explores how we might achieve a more just, equitable society without violent revolution. The idea of universal basic income is not new; the theory’s been around for decades. Small-scale … Continue reading

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A Soft Landing: Conundrum of the States

This is the fourth in the series, A Soft Landing, which explores how we might achieve a more just, equitable society without violent revolution. The Achilles’ heel of our present government is the idiosyncratic status of our fifty States. They … Continue reading

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