REPORT: “Rules Change and the American Dream: A call for solutions reporting about capitalism and the common good”
In a 32-page report, Rules Change Project principal convener Bill Densmore says it’s time to deliberatively examine the rules by which Americans practice capitalism for the common good. He calls for a journalistic effort to report, teach and convene to foster a national “time out” to rethink the playing field for corporations, people and democracy. It’s work would will aim to seed a conversation about shared priorities, values, purpose and democratic ideals — including action ideas to support capitalism for the common good. The project should:
• Seek a systematic intellectual framework for getting America back on track — regulatory, business and ethical — so everyone has a better chance of thriving.
• Find the concepts and strategies that will guide a successful, systematic resetting of rules of the game for the long run.
• Spotlight stakeholder capitalism that is rooted in communities, inclusive of and fairer to the many constituencies comprising America, not just economic elites.
• Adjust the political system so it is more functional and fairer and not dominated by money or politicians trying chiefly to stay in office.
DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT (PDF — 32 pages)