“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Political systems and politicians that follow this simple priority, succeed. All others fail. In natural order, “friends” to this golden rule are as follows: city councils and mayors (closest), state legislatures and governors, federal congressmen, US presidents, corporations, corporate executives, and (furthest) lobbyists.
This golden priority states the future of politics and economics on the planet. It is a simple, single statement of priority. This paradigm replaces existing democratic and republican assumptions and theories. Pragmatic populism is a foundation to endure the winds and tides of 3rd millennium political and economic struggle.
Pragmatic populism does not replace democratic institutions. It is a priority providing theoretical framework for success of existing systems. It is benchmark for political success and economic growth.
Middle America is a classic example of pragmatic populism priority. It is a “no brainer”. Dollars, borrowed or not, to city councils, mayors, and state governments to support middle America (the many) are dollars well spent. This is simple application of the golden rule of politics.
Pragmatic populism is a 3rd millennium political paradigm. Communism, socialism, fascism, and partisanism (red/blue) are obsolete paradigms still supporting existing elected oligarchies. Middle America sorts this out and makes the right decisions. Corporatism and flunky lobbyists do not determine America’s future.
Poor restaurant service requires more waiters. Fires everywhere requires more fighters. Crime everywhere requires more police. Elected oligarchy requires more congresspersons. Elected monarchy requires more presidents. America lacks governance? Keep the congress and add 11k more. Keep the president and add 8 more. Democracy disperses power. Autocracy consolidates power. Step it up, America. Be proactive. Check out plan-b.
Citizen is coach to team democracy. Coach is responsible for success. Be proactive. Check out plan-b. It’s your call, coach.
Seeking presidential candidate (for one of 9 elected executive branch presidents) 2016