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If you're watching the political conventions, and it's making you sick to your stomach- whether you're a Democrat or a Republican-
chances are you're not really either because the vast majority of all of us are neither democrats nor republicans. I pointed that out at the beginning of the presidential contest. These conventions prove why that is the case.

The end game that is playing out before both of our eyes is the complete alienation of the American electorate by both the democratic and republican party, and as gruesome as it is to see it on our televisions, make no mistake about it. What you are seeing this summer is the end of the two-party political system. #REALRATIGAN #DNC #RNC
If you re watching the political conventions, and it s making you sick to your stomach- whether you re a Democrat or a Republican- chances are you re not really either because the vast majority of all of us are neither democrats nor republicans. I pointed that out at the beginning of the presidential contest. These conventions prove…
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The mistake of the past 100 years is believing that the path to global security is through a strong military and the deployment of weapons technology. We have now reached terminal weaponry, in which we can kill everybody on the entire planet with the push of a button, and the evidence suggests explicitly that the only pathway to legitimate security for human beings on this Earth is not weapons technology, but rather the same mentality applied to resource technology, allowing people to have access to the basic fundamentals of life that create the security that the weapons technology pretends to offer.
The mistake of the past 100 years is believing that the path to global security is through a strong military and the deployment of weapons technology. We have now reached terminal weaponry, in which we can kill everybody on the entire planet with the push of a button, and the evidence suggests explicitly that…
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The tax code is the solution to income inequality, but not in the way you think. It’s not about taxing the rich and taking the money to the central government and redistributing it. It’s about changing the tax code to encourage the investment of wealth into our society, into long-term projects, into long-term investments. It’s about taxing people when they die to eliminate the generations of heirs and rather, drive that money and incentivize that money, to be invested into entrepreneurs who can adapt and evolve our society. So, tax code inequality? Yes. Tax the rich and redistribute? No.  It’s about driving the money into society using the tax code. Not taking from one and giving to another.
The tax code is the solution to income inequality, but not in the way you think. It’s not about taxing the rich and taking the money to the central government and redistributing it. It’s about changing the tax code to encourage the investment of wealth into our society, into long-term projects, into long-term investments.…
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The reason it is so hard for me to get excited to vote in this year's presidential election is because every single person running for president is in favor of a gigantic centralized government. Even Bernie Sanders, who I want to agree with, who ultimately defines the problem closest to what I actually believe it is, his solution is a gigantic centralized government taxing everybody to give back out services. That is antithetical to the twenty first century paradigm of decentralization, and I am waiting for the presidential candidate to emerge, not this year mind you, who will be in favor of distributed power, empowering our mayors, empowering our governors, to perpetrate a culture of experimentation and adaptability. That will be a presidential candidate I can believe in.
The reason it is so hard for me to get excited to vote in this year s presidential election is because every single person running for president is in favor of a gigantic centralized government. Even Bernie Sanders, who I want to agree with, who ultimately defines the problem closest to what I actually believe…
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Along with all of them, except Sanders, you are forgetting the one thing that this Democracy is supposed to be about, the PEOPLE. Sanders wants a government controlled by and subservient to the people. And, an economy owned by the people... the ones who contribute to it. Mr. Ratigan probably doesn't even know what Democratic Socialism is or what kind of government Sanders wants. A "large, centralized government" is not it.

No need to worry though, what we have now will continue. It will never matter who Ratigan or anyone else votes for. The government is becoming the Corporate State and the international corporations will be the rulers. Hillary will have the White House because that is who the money has chosen. Yet another truth Ratigan is obviously unaware of... Democracy is just an illusion created by the state and the corporations/Wall Street that keeps the dumbed down giant, the people, under control.
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We're safer than we've ever been, and yet we feel more insecure than we ever have. How can that possibly be? If you look at our life expectancies, vulnerability to disease, probability of dying through violent conflict, any major statistical category of risk to human life is at an all time low and the expectancy of prosperity and health in human life is at an all time high. Yet at the same time, our collective consciousness constantly feels under duress, under threat. Why is that? Well, the information sharing about the regionalized conflicts and the regionalized terrorist events that happen every day on the planet never used to be shared before. It's not that there hasn't been violence for the past ten thousand, twenty thousand, fifty thousand years of human life, it's that there wasn't a news, media and internet infrastructure to share the video about it and our brains are wired to share anecdotal stories about individuals. We hear one story about one individual, we immediately assign that possibility, that risk to ourselves even though the probability of it occurring to us is actually at an all time low. So when you feel that you are at risk because of the content you are consuming on the internet or on TV,  remind yourself that in order to feel safer, all you need to do is turn off that screen and take a walk around the block.
We re safer than we ve ever been, and yet we feel more insecure than we ever have. How can that possibly be? If you look at our life expectancies, vulnerability to disease, probability of dying through violent conflict, any major statistical category of risk to human life is at an all time low and the…
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In New York, safety is being far enough away on the sidewalk when a u-haul truck t-bones a taxi cab.
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You have to understand we’re in the middle of one of the most fundamental transitions in the history of the world. It’s at least as fundamental as the transition from the agrarian economy of the late 1800s to the industrial economy of the early 1900s. People moving from the farm to the city. The transition now, obviously, [is] digital. That’s tangible in the sense that, ok, you use your handheld device or you can call anybody on a cell phone, but there’s something more fundamental than that. What it represents is a decentralization of every aspect of our lives. Whether it’s content, consumption and production– you watch your YouTube videos, I watch my YouTube videos– or whether it’s electricity production or whether it’s actually the banking system. Any aspect of our lives is now in the process of decentralization, which is incredibly empowering for us as we enter this era of adaptability and experimentation. But it’s remarkably threatening to the legacy infrastructure, at least as threatening as the industrial transition was to the horse and buggy guys. And that is why you are seeing such a desperate political culture in America right now. As they cling to their ideology of centralized power in the face of sand slipping through their fingers as we transition to a decentralized world.
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You have to understand we re in the middle of one of the most fundamental transitions in the history of the world. It s at least as fundamental as the transition from the agrarian economy of the late 1800s to the industrial economy of the early 1900s. People moving from the farm to the city. The…
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The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms inside the construct of a well regulated militia. The Constitution also guarantees my right and your right to domestic tranquility. There is no situation on the planet earth where the free unregulated flow of high performance firearms, machine guns basically, does anything to secure anybody, or to create any domestic tranquility for anyone of us. And there is nothing unconstitutional about regulating the availability of any weapon to anybody at anytime. In fact, it is unconstitutional to not regulate it when the second amendment mandates that it be well regulated and that mine and your domestic tranquility be protected. Do not kid yourself, there is nothing constitutional about the free flow of weapons that is murdering our friends, our family, and our fellow citizens, everyday, in every city, in every state, in this country. It is pathetic, it is an embarrassment, and it must be changed and there is nothing unconstitutional about regulating guns in America.
The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms inside the construct of a well regulated militia. The Constitution also guarantees my right and your right to domestic tranquility. There is no situation on the planet earth where the free unregulated flow of high performance firearms, machine guns basically, does anything to secure anybody,…
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They didn't know what uzis were back then.
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I’ve been talking a lot about centralization versus decentralization, the idea of decentralizing and moving towards human sized institutions for human problems, having the people that solve the problem in your life be close to where you live, solving it on the municipal level. This is not an idea out of thin air. This is an idea founded in American history. Lewis Brandeis, the first Jewish Supreme Court Judge, out of Boston going back 100 years, was famous for his constant advocacy for this exact principle. His point was simple. You could have the smartest person in the world in St. Louis, but how could the person in St. Louis, even if they're the biggest genius to ever walk the face of the Earth, be the best person to solve a problem in Baltimore? In order to deal with the issues of your life, you need the ability to influence the resources that are nearest to you, and you need those resources to be more abundant. That was Brandeis’s point.
I’ve been talking a lot about centralization versus decentralization, the idea of decentralizing and moving towards human sized institutions for human problems, having the people that solve the problem in your life be close to where you live, solving it on the municipal level. This is not an idea out of thin air. This…
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Don’t kid yourself. As far as we have come on the internet and all the decentralization, the gatekeepers and distributors in almost every industry still dictate the products that make it to our grocery stores, the movies that we watch, the music that we listen to, and the drugs that make it into our distribution pipeline in our pharmacies, and those gatekeepers don’t put the best product in front of you, they put the product that makes them the most money in front of you. So we’ve got an awfully long way to go still to getting the best product, and the only way to get there is to further diminish the role of the gatekeeper.
Don’t kid yourself. As far as we have come on the internet and all the decentralization, the gatekeepers and distributors in almost every industry still dictate the products that make it to our grocery stores, the movies that we watch, the music that we listen to, and the drugs that make it into our…
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If you think global conflict around oil is bad, wait until you understand the risk we all face around global conflict in water. 1.8 billion of us will live in water scarce environments by 2025. That’s less than 10 years from now! Two thirds of us will live in water stressed environments. This doesn’t have to be the path. From solar desalination to hydroponics, if we get our heads out of the sand we can avoid a future that will make the oil conflicts look like tiddlywinks.
If you think global conflict around oil is bad, wait until you understand the risk we all face around global conflict in water. 1.8 billion of us will live in water scarce environments by 2025. That’s less than 10 years from now! Two thirds of us will live in water stressed environments. This doesn’t…
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The entire premise of any economic system no matter what it may be is to connect the work of people, tools, and enterprise, to the creation of valuable, and value, for other people in society. Work and investment is intended to correlate to the creation of value for other people. That means the things that have value should be the things that generate income. So, when you find yourself in an economic model where the things that you value do not pay income, that’s a red flag. It’s time to think about what you are doing with your life and what we are doing with our economy if the things that have value for people no longer pay people money.
The entire premise of any economic system no matter what it may be is to connect the work of people, tools, and enterprise, to the creation of valuable, and value, for other people in society. Work and investment is intended to correlate to the creation of value for other people. That means the things…
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East. They like to talk about the failures of our educational system. They like to protest our government and demand response from the mayor's office. But until we understand that things like the murder rate in Chicago are little more than a symptom of years of decay and failure to invest in the social ecosystem, until we understand that doing the hard work of investing and having the compassion, awareness and willingness to spend our time investing in the jobs, education and heart to heart connection with the children of those communities, the byproduct-- like the murders-- will perpetuate no matter how much you protest. 
People like to talk about the murder rate in Chicago. They like to talk about the volatility in the Middle East. They like to talk about the failures of our educational system. They like to protest our government and demand response from the mayor s office. But until we understand that things like the murder…
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Thank you Mr. Ratigan. Been following you just as long as I've been following Bernie.
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