Just an idea…

Capital development of competitive, cooperative assets from corporate deferred benefit packages. Rather than a 401K or mutual fund into which worker’s deferred benefits are saved, a percentage of those funds are devoted to procurement of paralleling, cooperative acquisitions (of the 25% of idle capacity) rivaling the industry in which they are employed – so that the threat of misappropriation of reserves allocated and/or speculative risk of pension funding (decided by shareholders) is circumvented, and strikes or stoppages during which labor sits idle is replaced by alternative productiveness (superseding the problem of layoffs). Those parallel, cooperative industries would be social (perhaps not entirely for profit) enterprises/properties, in a special tax category which labor unions alone enjoy, engendering competitive-bargaining rather than merely “collective” (mutual) bargaining.

Just asking…

Why, I wonder, do legislators permit lobbyists private access to their offices? Why are commercial concerns, professional petitions and individual testimonies/depositions not restricted to committees, caucus hearings and legislator’s staff meetings? Why is campaign fundraising not an entirely specialized, regulated and monitored function, from which legislators themselves are forbidden to participate? Why is dark contribution to tax-exempt “public information” organizations not prohibited in the interest of “public information”? Why is there no pro forma, governmentally financed misinformation libel and/or denigration suit brought against civic missives/bulletins or ads that present questionable information?

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