"Do we go forward towards a new vision of an America in which prosperity is shared?"
President Obama is making shared prosperity a key theme of the election. "I believe we have to keep working to create an America where no matter who you are, no matter what you look like, no matter where you come from, no matter what your last name is, no matter who you love, you can make it here if you try. That's what's at stake in November. That's what is why I am running for a second term as president of the United States of America."
A lot of people ask who wrote Equalize-Now! The First Equal is remaining anonymous for the time being. Some have speculated the author is Barack Obama or the First Lady, Michelle Obama. Some have speculated it is Mitt Romney or any of a number of journalists and commentators. Maybe it's a law student, or a social worker, or a historian. The point isn't who wrote the book but what the message is.
History and Philosophy
Equalize Now! is a citizens' initiative. We seek unity and cohesion, in contrast to the division and selfishness promoted by the ruling elite of both major political parties.
And yet, we learn from each of them.
From the Democrats, we recognize the principles underlying "social justice" and "economic justice."
From the Republicans, we recognize the principles contained in the Judeo-Christian ethics on which our country was founded and the importance of entrepreneurship, innovation, and mutual support.
Hence, we find inspiration in the ancient observation of the Year of Jubilee, which was effectively an economic reset button for the entire population. We advocate an economic reset in the United States of America to provide equality of opportunity and resources, which will promote greater innovation and initiative, leading to more entrepreneurism and economic growth for the benefit of all citizens.
We also recognize that scientific developments have given us a far greater understanding of human nature and the components of human happiness. The policies we advocate incorporate this knowledge, a concept we call science-driven happiness.
We welcome thoughtful comments, including scholarship, on all topics of public policy.