Comment on Robert Reich’s HuffPo: “Why the Dow is Hitting 10,000 While Everyone Else is Cutting Back”
Hey Bob — if you read these comments. Great stuff. Apropos, I had a thought today. My thoughts are generally denoted weird and worse.Feel free to ignore. If I lived in Berkeley I would feel free period.
Combine these two ideas.
1. Kiva-ize the world. Kiva does microcredit which recycles loans back to the lender and keeps building economies at the grass roots. Beats most philanthropy.
2. Institute a global guaranteed income floor administered by IMF or World Bank, keyed to cost of living.
Nations that are corrupt or genocidal would affect the floor. Their victims would get enough to escape their deleterious rule and enough to resettle somewhere else without necessitating huge refugee camps.
If you agree I will let you in on my third idea.
Rewrite the Geneva Convention to outlaw any form of war that inflicts more harm on an enemy than has been already inflicted, The Bush war would have had a limit of around 3000 lives.
What do you think?