American Solon

4 Steps for a Better America

1. Massive disinflationary infrastructure program

The first thing I would do is launch a massive disinflationary infrastructure spending program — something like $2T-3T. I say “disinflationary” because in this environment I don’t think you can engage in regular old infrastructure projects like roads and bridges. There’s just too much inflationary pressure out there so those will have to wait for now.

2. Complete overhaul of immigration policy

The other thing I would do right away is completely overhaul our immigration policy. This one might ignite some public relations problems for me but it’s absolutely the right thing to do. The rest of the developed world has a serious population problem already and without immigration, we aren’t too far behind. Look, the GDP formula is fairly straight forward — GDP growth is a product of the change in productivity plus the change in population. In other words, growth is basically impossible in the face of a declining population.

3. Term Limits

In case it’s not already abundantly clear to you: we have a serious talent problem in Congress. This might be the ultimate threat to the American experiment. A democracy is only as good as its elected leaders and ours are well…just watch C-Span for an hour and let me know how that makes you feel.

4. Benevolent, Pro-Freedom Foreign Policy with Extra Focus on Western Hemisphere

Finally, from day one in office, I would pursue a benevolent, pro-freedom foreign policy agenda with a special emphasis on the Western Hemisphere. One of the things we’ve lost sight of in America is our unique historical responsibility for freedom. We are a world superpower — quite literally, the most powerful nation in recorded human history. And with a position like that comes immense responsibility. In the comforts of modern prosperity, it’s easy to take things for granted and forget what a world without America could look like. But that’s a big mistake.

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Nick Halaris is an Investor, Civic Leader and the founder of Metros Capital. Check out Profit to get Nick’s unique insights into our challenging world.

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Nick Halaris

Nick Halaris is an Investor, Civic Leader and the founder of Metros Capital. Check out Profit to get Nick’s unique insights into our challenging world.