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Citizen empowerment, when it comes to fighting the rigged layer of the economy, is lagging behind. More recently, citizens have suffered the one-two knockout of wage stagnation and increased inflation. But historically speaking, the rigged system has left generations lagging behind. We understand that many Americans have experienced the economic and emotional damages caused by crony corporations and corrupt officials. Many of you may have felt, or even feel right now, that you lack the power to change this country for the better.
But times have changed.
The Zero Theft Movement is here to give you the powerful tools to disrupt the Rigged Economy Supply Chain from the bottom up.
Taking the Fight to the Bad Actors
Maybe you, a friend, or a family member have needed to rely on the US healthcare system for treatment or medication and found the costs prohibitively high. Then you or they got in touch with other service providers and were quoted thousands less for the same treatments with equivalent outcomes.
Maybe you heard about the Panama Papers on the news and learned that some corporations and ultra-rich individuals are holding trillions of dollars in tax havens. That’s money that could (and arguably should) be taxed. That would help pay off the mounting national debt ($27.4 trillion as of December 2020) and improve the access to and quality of social services. A part of that money could (and arguably should) go to raising wages that have remained stagnant since the 70s while the GDP has continued to grow.
Maybe you have experienced as small an issue as your Friday night being ruined by a buffering Netflix stream due to traffic shaping.
Whenever you believe there is a systemic problem (big or small) where you aren’t getting what you deserve, you now have recourse through the Zero Theft Pure Democracy Voting Software. Citizen investigators build cases for or against rigging in a particular instance or economic sector, then the public votes on: 1) whether ‘theft’ is occuring based on the evidence provided by the proposals and 2) the most accurate estimate of rigged economy theft occurring in that specific area.
This is how the Zero Theft Movement achieves citizen empowerment. This is direct democracy in action, where we, the citizens, can pinpoint exactly where we believe (with strong evidence) the economy is rigged and how much is being taken from us.
Organize and Mobilize the Public
But there’s limited use to just attract and involve those among us who have experienced or heard about economic rigging. We’d be creating a situation where citizens simply verify that they are getting ripped off with little structural or organized means to act upon this knowledge.
To really attain citizen empowerment, the Zero Theft Movement must make organization and mobilization easy for you. That’s where iProtest comes in.
iProtest functions as a companion or partner tool to complement the Zero Theft Pure Democracy Voting Software. If the latter gives citizens the ability to pinpoint where the economy is rigged, the former gives you the power to efficiently and effectively organize and mobilize the citizens to fix the rigged layer of the economy.
Citizens have the power to complete easy tasks that help fix the rigged layer of the economy. These actions come in numerous forms, including but not limited to organizing local rallies/educational events; informing your favorite influencers on the issue so they can get the word out on their platforms; encouraging citizens to investigate an under-investigated economic sector.
We can indirectly disrupt the RESC from the top down by championing upstanding political candidates, showing them citizen reports through the ZT voting software, and exercising our right to vote. This way we can democratically push out corrupt local, state, and federal officials who legislate based on moneyed interest, not our interests. Ethical politicians can help promote our efforts and introduce legislation that will outlaw the economic foul play plaguing the U.S.
The Zero Theft Movement does not have any interest in partisan politics/competition or attacking/defending one side. We seek to eradicate theft from the U.S economy. In other words, how the wealthy and powerful rig the system to steal money from us, the everyday citizen. We need to collectively fight against crony capitalism in order for us to all profit from an ethical economy.
Terms like ‘steal,’ ‘theft,’ and ‘crime’ will frequently appear throughout the book. Zero Theft will NOT adhere strictly to the legal definitions of these terms (since congress sells out). We have broadly and openly defined terms like ‘steal’ and ‘theft’ to refer to the rigged economy and other debated unethical acts that can cause citizens to lose out on money they deserve to keep.