Balanced Capitalism (as defined by the plan)
An economic and political system that encompasses capitalism in every respect, except in the manner public capital is allocated, i.e., a system in which a proportional amount of capital that a publicly held company has raised by offering shares (known as share capital) is distributed into a universal social net program to correct inequality in the system. For the same purpose, a proportional amount of share capital from M&A deals, stock buybacks and donor-advised growth funds is distributed into a universal social net.
"Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both." Eleanor Roosevelt
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The PLAN will require an administrative judge be appointed to oversee management of the plan once adopted into law.
New public corporations
A new public corporation will be required to distribute 50% of its share capital received from an IPO and secondary stock issues into a universal social net at a price midway between the initial stock price and the current stock price.
Existing public corporations
An existing public corporation, acting in good faith, will be required to distribute, during a reasonable period of time, anywhere from 0% to 50% of its share capital from an earlier IPO and secondary stock issues into a universal social net at a price midway between the initial stock price and the current stock price. Each corporation will offer a bid to the administrative judge based on the proportional percentage of share capital it is able and prepared to allot. The bid offer will include a distribution plan, supporting documentation and a financial overview of the company.
The administrative judge will objectively review the bid on its merits. In the event of a bid’s rejection, the administrative judge will render a final ruling on the disputed percentage and provide an arranged distribution plan without fear or favor on behalf of the corporation and general public after a careful review and consideration of the unique financial circumstances of the firm.
A corporation may appeal the decree through an independent appeals process set forth in the law. A corporation caught hiding assets from federal investigators working for the administrative judge will be fined and penalized additional percentage points in accordance with the law.
Merger And Acquisition (M&A) Deals Involving A Public Corporation
An acquirer firm will be required to distribute an additional 25% of the financial assets transacted in an M&A deal into a universal social net.
A target firm will be required to distribute 25% of the financial assets received in an M&A deal into a universal social net.
Stock Buyback Deals
A public corporation will be required to distribute 50% of every dollar used to buy back its stock into a universal social net.
Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) In Equity* Growth Funds
A (corporate) public foundation DAF, benefiting from share capital, will be required to distribute 50% of every dollar granted* to charity into a universal social net.
*A grant Is defined as a transfer of assets from a donor-advised fund to a qualified charitable recipient. When speaking about investing, the words equities and stocks are generally considered to be interchangeable."
Universal Social Net Program
The PLAN will provide a basic income program for U.S. citizens, including green cards holders and people who are on a legal path to citizenship, 18 years and older with single returns of less than $150,000 adjusted gross income and joint returns of less than $300,000 adjusted gross income without having to pass a test or fulfill a work requirement.
Additional social programs will be considered upon review of the needs and available resources.
“Income is a major determinant of the quality of life, affecting the health, and well-being of individuals and families.” World Health Organization
“Rapacious capitalism has resurged, and with it inequality and insecurity…government has been unable to counter these trends and has lost public confidence.” Robert Kuttner
“I learned the hard way that no publicly traded company is a family.” Emi Nietfeld
“There’s a way to do it better…find it.” Thomas A. Edison
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