An Honest And Easy Solution To Wealth Inequality

Here we are, less than one month into the New Year, and absurdity levels have broken above 120 decibels. Society, it seems, has spun itself up to a fever pitch. The common culture is working towards a common freak-out.

This week, for example, we discovered, courtesy of U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, that: “The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.” This gifted insight was mixed between meticulous news analysis of a peaceful exchange between a smirking teen wearing a MAGA hat and a drum beating Native American wearing a costume.  But this ain’t the half of it…

The annual hootenanny for the elite, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, took place this week. The gathering successfully delivered many high-volume absurdities. An impartial program listing includes:

Globalization 4.0, how cities can fight back against climate change, radically reinventing social systems, plastic pollution, safeguarding our planet, the rise of techno nationalism, media freedom in crisis, averting peak Europe, escaping extinction, when global order fails, a new deal for nature, shaping the future of democracy, and much, much more.

No doubt, the best and the brightest at Davos see these constructed ails as opportunities to provide technocratic solutions – at your expense.

Amongst all this noise, however, we’re after something different. Our aim today, first and foremost, is directed at the valuable commodity of silence. We don’t get enough of it. We need more of it.

One area more silence is needed is the federal government. In contrast to the small and quiet government envisioned by the nation’s founders, today’s gigantic federal rule is full of much clatter and racket. Yet some progress is being made.

The government shutdown is a good start for ever so slightly quieting Washington. At the moment, roughly 800,000 federal workers – through no fault of their own – are furloughed or working without pay. And should the government shutdown extend for several more pay cycles, many of these workers will look for private employment. This, in effect, will reduce the number of workers on the federal payroll.

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