The solution is simple in its conception, complex in its execution.
You cause your actions and own your effects, so if a property is of your causing it is an effect owned by you. A common compact of such would bind one to their actions, both good and bad, for disowning one's effects would be disowning one's self. We could do away with much of our efforts if such an accord could be drawn amongst men, and thereby be relieved of much time with which we could relax and figure out what to do with the rest of it.
To answer your question, Sir Branson, there is no "Silver Bullet" to take down the werewolf of this collective condition. The metephorical werewolf doesn't exist, you see, for it is a spector of statisticians that haunts our television screens. There are many out there who are being paid to slay the fantastic creature...
The slayers make use of common ideas, called "Meems" by Richard Dawkins, to justify their efforts and demand payment from those who are without a choice of whether to pay the sum. Two of these Meems have been brought up here: "Create Jobs" and "Rich People Save".
First of all, the point of this whole "Human Collaboration" thing is to REDUCE the number of jobs. The ideal scenario would be 100% unemployment- we're not quite there yet. So, what is it that we really want to create?
Value. Creating value requires doing work. Capital requires saving, and it makes work more effective. One man fishes with a spear while another makes a net. The man with the spear feeds the one making the net until it's made, and then they can both go on with other activities while the net catches fish for them.
We need to build more nets, which brings up the second point.
Saving is the driver of a strong economy. When people spend, usually the spending is consumption. Consuming things does not produce anything but data about what has been consumed, and that data is used by producers to structure their future activities. Savings is used to create new businesses, fund research, and ultimately build new technologies that make life easier (like the net vs. the spear).
In my opinon, our current condition is a function of 3 things:
1. Rapid Technological Change. The last 20 years has seen a pace of change that makes doing business incredibly difficult for many people in charge (older people who can't adapt to changing conditions- +Richard Branson
happens to be an exception to this).
2. Attitude. We are in a global drought and yet people around the world are rain dancing. The rain dance is the "Job Dance", and if you aren't dancing (voting, paying taxes), then you are an enemy of the tribe. This needs to change. Class conflict is a nonsense object- ask yourself who benefits from its existence.
3. Wasted Time. The EU is demanding Google to change its search algorithm to be "Fair"- what a waste of time. IP lawyers abound- what a waste of time. People spend Millions of hours per year calculating their taxes- what a waste of time. Simply put, forced activities are usually just a waste of time. Systems of force in our world are not subject to the forces necessary for evolution to take place. These systems need to evolve so we can stop wasting time maintaining their out-dated ways.
The first item is under noone's control. The second is under yours completely, while the third is ours to change in time. If you continue to chase rainbows and dance around the fire for rain, you will continue to be dissapointed.
First, we must accept that growing is painful and out of our control, but will take us to a better condition.
Second, keep your spirits up and your fellows' too, because there is land on the horizon from some points of view.
Third, choose your leaders and be ruled by none. Your time here is limited, so only be told what to do with it by those completely of your choosing.
There is no silver bullet because there is no monster to slay. What we need in every country is a New Common Sense, a change in attitude that drives us to act in a new way. There are times when the maps to our futures are plentiful, and now is not one of those times.
When traveling in uncharted space, one must make use of their compass. For too long, mankind has neglected its compass and so has lost its direction. Many reject that such a thing exists, and will dismiss this at their dismay. I urge you all, Sir Branson especially, to think about what it means to set aside discussing the 'what' so that we can discover a new 'way'.