or Actions speak louder than words.
In February 2024, We look back on several years when illusions ruled. I suggest that we look to the leader who guided us through our last great challenge, the Civil War (oxymoron intended).
Hopefully it will not be as unpleasant as it was in his time.
We at TheWorkFM will be working to Raise the Bar, to Return to a better normal, maybe getting closer to greatness.
Very Few People really liked the orange guy, but many joined his call to trash the government that unlimited money has created.
And since Capital is our de-facto bottom line and the economy where we all meet, maybe we could take an idea from the New Testament and Drive the money-changers from our money temple.
That means dealing with the Money in the Supreme Court, and every other compromised government entity from the Post Office to the FDA .
If capital is our bottom line and the government is the ref, let’s make it a fair game.
Capitalism may be a lousy religion, moral code and ethics system but it has rules and we are not holding the Captains of Capital to the rules of their own game.
One major example is Externalized cost:
. Externalized costs are how companies make profit. They minimize their spending by cost externalizing, which is basically a fancy term for the company offloading “indirect costs” on the public or the environment. We pay for the clean-up or for the social progams needed by underpaid employees.
How we chose and evaluate politicians is also lacking.
Elected leaders should promise to improve the lives of their constituents not their donors – or resign. Period.
And taking an oath to a historical document doesn’t help elected officials get better results. We should add some measure of competency.
Politicians can be separated into two camps. Those who see a problem and look for solutions until it is solved, and those who see in every problem a chance for profit, or can be sold on someone else’s scheme to profit.
In fact there are so many flaws in our government in 2024 that it overwhelms the average citizen and either paralyzes them or makes them cynical. People who like the game of politics as played are probably in it for the wrong reasons.
So at WRWK we will be working to find and bring you the stories of average heroes who could live among you. People who decided to be a part of the solution.
If you already follow us you know that our content is full of genuine problem solvers. This spring we will also work to bring you more of the playbook side.
The Bottom line is still that in our 50 to 100 years here, we can either help improve things or do nothing, or get in the way.
At WRWK we choose to be useful.
My motto is to “vote early and often”.
We can also vote for the world we want with every dollar we spend and everything we do. At least the world around us will get a little better.
Following the lead of Jack Schuler, we could all take the Lincoln Pledge:
THE LINCOLN PLEDGE
With malice toward none
With an open mind and an open heart
I pledge to follow the better angel of my nature
In order to secure a lasting American future
To deeply listen to the other side
To do all that I can to bridge
The current political divide
I seek not to persuade
I seek only to share
How much I care
you will find the Lincoln Pledge here