I see it everywhere, despite best efforts to ignore. Endless rants about Donald Trump's latest Tweets or how much a crook the Clintons really are. Or Russian meddling.
Truth is we should be focusing on what can be done to rejuvenate the Middle Class, restore social mobility, rid ourselves of a financialized economy, and reign in an out of control foreign policy.
First, Russia and China have joined together to build a new 21st century economy through the Belt and Silk Road initiatives. This is about increasing the economic strength of both countries. More importantly, both China and Russia have invited the US into this arrangement given our country's vast technical and business skills. This will be the wave of the future and we should be part of these projects. Note this venture is being used to defeat the globalists that want to keep China, Russia and now the US in poverty for their own self gain. This is the future to keep the globalist in check. Putin and Xi Jingping are no dummies. They understand the stability of their countries depend upon increasing economic activity for their masses.
Second, we need to rebuild our own infrastructure. Our roads, rails and airports haven't been upgraded since the 1960s or before. Yet look at the number of additional cars on the roads or planes in the sky over the past 60 years. If not run like a typical government boondoggle (like Obama's stimulus) spending it can provide millions of good paying jobs from the trades to the professional ranks. Think back to what the space program did for this country.
Third, we need to eliminate all of the money from elections. Not only does it corrupt the process our leaders spend most of their time raising money from big money donors rather than do the job they were sent to Washington to do. Maybe more time interacting with each other would get our politicians to again become friends, even from different sides of the aisle and hammer out workable agreements.
Four, we need to revamp the entire higher educational system. We have a very high cost product delivering terrible results. Our young people are not being taught how to think but simply answer test questions and arrange pieces of data. It should come to no surprise that people under 35 while they may be gurus at certain software their ability to think critically, evaluate, communicate, debate and discuss and use experience and intelligence along with the data is abysmal.
Five, reinstall a 21st century version of Glass Steagall and put back speculation into the domain it belongs. For too long banking deregulation has driven the industry into areas that while have enormous short term profits are deadly to the entire economy long term. Such activities are responsible for the creation of debt and equities bubbles that we currently experience. Banking should be about financially supporting a productive economy. Those that desire to participate in speculative activities should receive no guarantee from the government, implied or not. Also, the financial industry should not be driving the business cycle forcing corporate leaders to do stupid (albeit often very rewarding to them) things that eventually smash their firms.
Six, and probably the most far reaching and difficult is a jubilee. Now I know the arguments of why should there be massive debt forgiveness to individuals, corporations and governments that took on too much debt. However, lets be honest. The trillions upon trillions of debt owed by individuals, corporations and governments cannot be repaid. It clogs up our economic system, crowds out productive investment and spending and holds back economic potential. Moreover, the next time around lenders will actually act in prudence (like they did 40 years ago) and vulture lending will be abolished. Investors won't be so quick to fund endless government spending or marginal loans.
Finally, in what has come to be called the "Deep State" needs to be exposed by those in the know, as far as names, dates, events, themes, and acts. The Deep State by no means is monolithic. Different factions want different things from US military hegemony to an economy that highly benefits a sliver of the population while impoverishing most Americans. We have a shadow government making Washington DC nothing more than a Banana Republic. Greatness and change needs public support. Countries with weak and corrupt governments are notorious for being mired in poverty, abuse, crimes, and self dealing. We are at a time when more and more Americans see these evil forces for what they are.
This list by no means is exhaustive but would be a starting point. None of it will be simple to implement, all of it will cause side issues, which will be much easier to deal with than the original problems. We will need both public and private leaders to support and implement these ideas, the hardest part of all. Few have the cojones to do so or are themselves living off the mental and physical sweat and toil of so many others.