Invest in Industry and Solar and Wind Power

We must invest productive capital in the United States of America. We must rebuild our civilian goods manufacturing capability. A country without the ability to create and sustain advanced manufacturing facilities is a country that wheels and deals in phony "engineered products" (read: Wall Street). We must stop thinking in terms of Eternal Warfare. This fallacious policy is driving us into bankruptcy. We must think in terms of solar and wind power and invest accordingly. We must think in terms of national health insurance, as have all Western European countries going back to the days of Bismarck's Prussia. We must develop an industrial policy, and we must learn that planning is not a socialist disease but the only way to create good-paying jobs and secure a good and happy future for our children.

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