Regional Thinking Pt. 2 – Regional Mayors and Govenors

The greatest challenge to the United States Post WWII and the Post Cold War era where the U.S was in deep competition with the Soviet Union. The issues of threats changed from being external to now being internal. The evolution of Globalization/Americanization has contained threats and challenges. Challenges that the United States had to call upon its population to enlist/commission in its armed services and sometimes tragically give life and limbs to values that are enshrined today. In the first post, I explained the net gains of consolidations of institutions to expand the power of markets in the Continental United States.

With the transformation and evolution of the global economy in the 21st Century. Reforms are needed to keep up with the pace of change and adapt to the world where changes are happening whether you like it or not. The U.S. is at a point in its history where the right decisions and investments are made. We could be talking about the next American century and the concept of the true Pax Americana where the world is less focused on warfare and the concept of commerce, eCommerce, and science. This will help the U.S. compete in the next coming century with more players in the game. (China, India, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa, and Africa)

The concept of Regional Mayors and Governors will help the economy change where political infighting has shown that the politics and lawmakers are holding back the progress of the U.S. Polls after polls showed that people do not see each other and politicians and natural disasters, and terrorism as threats to their livelihood. The last eight years and another four to maybe another eight years showed that the U.S. cannot have political incompetence. This will continue to bog down future administrations where the list of things to do adds up and the crisis always bring political deadlock.

Regional Mayors will help to expand cities that would help to harmonize laws, public works, and investment deals where instead of one city looking for cluster placement. A series of twenty or thirty cities will bring attention to these areas with a large pool of customers, human capital, and financial capital. This would increase of hitting power of American cities, towns, and rural areas that are seeking investments. This should make it easier for Regional Governors to collaborate with local and county officials.

 

Regional Governor will help dissolved the political deadlock by bringing business, trade, and cultural differences to expand the market. Public Health, Public Services, Infrastructure, and working business will help develop these areas into megaregions. With differed districts, one for commerce and another for military/law enforcement will assist and enforce the commercial consolidation. The website for the Council of Governors states the following and research should be put into this Council:

“The Council of Governors (Council) was created by the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008 and formally established by Executive Order 13528, issued on January 11, 2010. The Council is intended to serve as a mechanism for governors and key federal officials to address matters pertaining to the National Guard, homeland defense and defense support to civil authorities.” 

Military/National Guard/FEMA/                                  Commerce consolidation based on the

Law Enforcement Districts                                                      U.S. Federal Reserve Districts

This should help with help institutions with adjusting to not only the commercial realities but includes law enforcement/military institutions for white-collar, cybercrimes, and natural disasters that will certainly take place.

This is the second article in a three-article series on Regional Governance.

http://www.rpa.org/article/what-us-map-should-really-look-like

https://www.nga.org/cms/CoG

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/12/12/the-radical-new-map-that-would-really-reflect-life-in-the-u-s/?utm_term=.de2459fc269c

http://www.theleafchronicle.com/story/news/local/clarksville/2016/10/06/city-mayor-kim-mcmillan-lead-regional-mayors-caucus/91708566/

http://www.sanantonio.gov/DotGov/Full-Article/ArtMID/2621/ArticleID/8547/Mayors-to-meet-for-regional-growth-summit

http://minnesota.uli.org/rcm/

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy.

Neo Federal Reserve (Mega Capitalism)

I hope everyone is enjoying their new year and I wanted to jump-start this blog because of the major risk and uncertainty that is accelerating in the coming months. The incoming Trump Administration has something that 44 presidents had before them in terms of a record to come off. The President-elect soon-to-be President has no record or background in politics to reference and that has a lot of people terrified.  I see this as a major opportunity to open doors and destroy intellectually wasteful left/right debate in this country’s politics.

The first issue, I come to terms with not playing stupid gotcha left/right politics and creating opportunities for major reforms that are needed in the global economy because of the advancement of globalization, institutional changes to integrate new technological clusters into the economy, and consolidations needed to resolve conflict and risk. This central theme for the next post will be about creating fluid economic institutions to deal with a post gold standard economy.

The real stress is the economy that no one is talking about is the economy is expanding fastest than the present institutions can handle. To handle the major change and bring certainty and fluidity back to the market. Before we continue any further on this post. We have to define the two policies affecting the economy right now:

“Monetary policy involves changing the interest rate and influencing the money supply. Fiscal policy involves the government changing tax rates and levels of government spending to influence aggregate demand in the economy.”

Difference between monetary and fiscal policy | Economics Help

www.economicshelp.org/blog/1850/…/difference-between-monetary-and-fiscalpolicy/

 

We need to acknowledge that we are in a shotgun wedding when it comes to the economy, treaties, and trade pacts. There is no way out of this or around it because the only autonomous nation on the planet is North Korea(they’re leveraged with food by the Chinese). We need to understand and create dialogue to address the structural shortcomings and the measures to resolve them. What I’ll love to inject into the debate is that we do not need so much tension where political showdowns and battles translate into market uncertainty which delays investments, contracts, and implementation of business decisions from the C-Suite.

The first issue I’m going to tackle is reforms of the Central Banks or commonly known as the Bretton Woods system to adapt to the current market of emerging markets, globalization, declining and evolving technological clusters, and upgrades to the current infrastructure. Basel III is the current structure of the global economy in terms of banks and the holdings they are required to have to keep the banks running. This could be the founding of Basel IV where the new changes in the tax code are updated across the world.

I don’t have an economics, finance, or high-level maths degree to work out the equations but the three areas that will explode the economy with a capital-rich environment is these three areas: capital requirements, leverage ratio, and liquidity requirements. The updated tax plan and policies suggested in this blog will help to reverse the declining clusters around the world.

The picture shows the role of the central banks in the country:

I’m proposing a consolidation of the top 8 central banks into a new central bank system with the U.S. and the U.K. The top financial cities(New York and London) are in those countries and the growth is small compares to the rest of the world. It already has the institutions within its borders and people are used to this nation-leading:

8 Central Banks You Need to Know

Taking the top 8 Central Banks and putting them into the U.S. Federal Reserve System and the U.K.’s Bank of England can help to resolve and bring efficiency back to the markets.

  1. US Federal Reserve Bank (USD)
  2. European Central Bank (EUR)
  3. Bank of England (GBP)
  4. Bank of Japan (JPY)
  5. Swiss National Bank (CHF)
  6. Bank of Canada (CAD)
  7. Reserve Bank of Australia (AUD)
  8. Reserve Bank of New Zealand (NZD)

Take the bottom banks and put them into the U.S. Federal Reserve System:


The same is on the bottom and will create Dual Branches of the Federal Reserve system that will reduce the number of central banks policies to contend with and make business decisions easier.

Take the bottom banks and put them into the Bank of England and it will help to reduce the danger of currency fluctuations and harmonize monetary policy around the World. Moving and splitting the Bank of International Settlements into both the U.S. and U.K. will help shake up the mix. I know what everyone is thinking (What about Brexit?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This first series of reforms will help to create an environment to adapt to the changing world.

https://www.federalreserve.gov/

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/Pages/home.aspx

http://www.hoover.org/research/reform-federal-reserve

http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/16/news/economy/us-china-trade-war-donald-trump/

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21699121-americas-next-president-should-modernise-federal-reserve-system-right-kind-reform

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy.

Sludge Mining

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The idea that comes to mind when people think about sewage is a daily task to relieve themselves. You go into a room where it doesn’t smell very nice but you have to flush down excretions from the body. Most people think of bodily waste as something to flush down but development in science may change how we think about sludge. This advancement can raise the efficiency in recycling waste where we could recover metal in sludge.

The metal, which is very valuable is mixed with raw sewage because of the way the public works of the city are built. There is no separate sewer for these particulates so it is piped to the main sewage line for the city. This mix makes the biosolids very valuable:

“Researcher Kathleen Smith explained that growing metals shortages could soon make sewage mining economically viable.”There are metals everywhere… If you can get rid of some of the nuisance metals that currently limit how much of these biosolids we can use on fields and forests, and at the same time recover valuable metals and other elements, that’s a win-win,” she said.”

Poop mining for precious metals may be viable, say sewage scientists

by Will Parker

http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20150223233111.shtml

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This not only can help the mining and farming industry but public health too. This can help spread research in other areas that will benefit mankind. The Ebola scare that went around the U.S. shows that we need to treat biological, bio-solids, and certain wastes with more caution. This is again another win for the U.S. industries, farmers, and citizens where technologies will be put in place to help avert contamination.

“Today, about 60% of the sewage sludge in the United States is already spread on fields and forests as fertilizer. But there are concerns it poses contamination risks from toxic chemicals and pathogens, a subject Peccia’s lab studies. The remaining sludge is burned in incinerators or dumped in landfills.”

Sewage sludge could contain millions of dollars worth of gold

By Warren Cornwall 

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Reduction in waste and becoming more sophisticated in our pursuit of technology. We would find out that certain environments which we wrote off were because we didn’t place the right research and funding to simply solve the problem. Future generations will thank us for this.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/01/sewage-sludge-could-contain-millions-dollars-worth-gold

https://www.rt.com/usa/243377-mining-sewage-precious-metals-studies/

http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20150223233111.shtml

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

Improving Police and Communities Relations

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In this post, I’m not going to use any references or links to other pages to discuss this post. It’s a post on an issue that is not unsolvable or doomed to repeat for generations. The Police are needed and to be respected but we need better policies to prevent peace officers from becoming tactical 24/7. The free-market approach to the criminal justice system is now an anti-growth policy. This affects the economy, communities, and the reputation of the United States. This blog post will lay out a way to resolve this issue once and for all.

Ferguson, Baltimore, and the tragic losses of Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, and Freddie Gray. The first issue is the (suppose) pathological nature of black men and communities that are pumped through the media. The issue with black neighborhoods is the absence and leaving of individuals who would comprise the black middle class. The black middle class is 1 trillion dollars but none of that s going to revitalize black neighborhoods, black schools, black colleges, and forming black corporations.

The second issue is the heavy metal contamination in the black community such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. Children born in these neighborhoods are unable to compete in the economy which creates a lower, inferior, and different mindset that affects inner-city black communities (especially black men). This breeds (why should I try) in the minds of at-risk black youth. If an environmental and renewal program hires these youth to knock down and rebuild their communities. The effect on black unemployment will drop and the skills acquired by youth will help them move on to other fields.

Crime Prevention

The government paying people not to shoot each other, paying schoolchildren to get “A’s” and staying on the honor roll, dean’s list, and going to college will help get young children into these new technological clusters will destroy the chronic unemployment which cannot be absorbed by the economy. This will help drop the inmate recidivism rate where because of how the penalty for felonies is defined. You cannot get certain jobs, can’t vote, or re-educate yourself. This is how you can reconstruct black neighborhoods where you could return to the black middle class to further reduce the disparity.

The reforms being proposed for the U.S. Criminal Justice system are good and a start but it is a beginning process of undoing decades of harm and injustice. Another option no one is talking about is having black business people join the Fraternal Order of Police. The problem in black neighborhoods is the perception of just thugs, drugs, and prostitutes. One credit I give Fox News and the conservative media is the highlight of black businesses during Ferguson and Baltimore. No one talks about building loans, grants, or credit to develop these businesses in black neighborhoods.

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This will help get at-risk communities all over the country into this new technological age where no one can say that no one cares.

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

Making the U.S. Military noncompetitive (Part 3)

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This is the third and final part of a three-part series to make the U.S. Military non-competitive in this globalized economy. The U.S. Armed Forces are still the number one military power in the world. No nation has the technology, arms, or ability needed to invade or challenge the U.S. Take a look at the first post and second post about merging the branches to protect the security and interests of the United States of America. With the consolidation of the U.S Military to meet the challenges of security threats. The Department of the U.S. Air force, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Coast Guard can focus on developing a consolidated space agency.

This new agency can help with the new threats from cyberspace, and space, and help the U.S. military begin to put a permanent foothold in space. The creation of the new military space agency will use the combined resources of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy into one consolidated force where the power of the world’s most powerfully military agency will help direct the interests of the U.S. in space.  This agency can start the work and help the development of Space Elevators on Earth. We first need to define what is a space elevator:

“The space elevator is a system to transport satellites, computers, spaceship, etc. From Earth to Space in an easier and cheaper way than rockets.” 

 

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The advent of this agency will yield untold benefits for the U.S. Military, the U.S. and Multinational corporations, NewSpace companies, and overall humanity where since you’ll have the U.S. investing in all the upcoming technologies and commercializing disrupted tech on the horizon. NewSpace is the new industry where the U.S. should be pumping money for the restructuring of the U.S. economy to a future of a single global economy. NewSpace with other clusters will make the U.S. shake off this deflationary/recession period in the economy.

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Each investment in NewSpace will produce more tech clusters which can be used to expand and develop the economy. If the U.S. Military takes the lead on this and moves with a swift fury on this the future of the U.S. will continue to look bright.

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The Future of the Market (Spacelift: Suborbital, Earth to Orbit, and On-Orbit)

http://newspaceglobal.com/

http://spaceref.com/space-elevator/

https://newspace.spacefrontier.org/

http://www.public.navy.mil/spawar/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.norad.mil/

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy.

Making the U.S. Military noncompetitive (Part 2)

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This is the second in a three-part series to make the U.S. Military non-competitive in this globalized economy. The U.S. Armed Forces are still the number one military power in the world. No nation has the technology, arms, or ability needed to invade or challenge the U.S. This looks at the previous post about merging the branches to protect the security and interests of the United States of America. The U.S. is going to have to do massive upgrades to its sea and airlift capabilities. America’s force projection is going to get unreal and powerful.

The U.S. is heading into an unprecedented age of globalization, technological unemployment, and disruptive start-ups. The U.S. Military has a great role in advancing not only engineering, and computer science but medical science (which they are only now but at a greater role). This not only advances national security which is always viewed from the external angle but never from an internal angle. This helps because a prosperous and economically secured America can handle any threat thrown at it.  When viewed from an internal view, it makes the U.S. almost invincible in terms of the resources it can yield.

This is a new paradigm in air power:

“Looking forward, these changes have greatly increased the proportion of BVR [beyond visual range] engagements and likely reduced the utility of traditional fighter aircraft attributes, such as speed and maneuverability, in aerial combat,” he continues.
The most provocative observation is the following:

“The increased importance of electronic sensors, signature reduction, RF [radio frequency] and IR [infra-red] countermeasures and robust LOS networks in building dominant SA [situational awareness], and the potential reduced tactical utility of high speed and maneuverability could mean that, for the first time, the aerial combat lethality of large combat aircraft may be competitive or even superior to more traditional fighter aircraft designs emphasizing speed and maneuverability.”

(…)

“[I]t is possible that the desirable attributes of future air-to-air platforms may be converging with those of long-range ISR/strike platforms, or that at least large aircraft with good low observable (LO) characteristics may be able to give a good account of themselves in aerial combat. If this is true, then a sixth-generation “fighter” may have a platform that is similar to a future “bomber” and may even be a modified version of a bomber airframe or the same aircraft with its payload optimized for the air-to-air mission.”

“What are the implications of this? According to the author, the Pentagon needs “to cast a much wider net in the development of future air combat operational concepts, sensors, weapons, and platforms, which would include examining ‘radical’ departures from traditional fighter concepts that rely on enhanced sensor performance, signature control, networks to achieve superior SA, and very-long-range weapons to complete engagements before being detected or tracked by enemy aircraft.”
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This means instead of the base foundation that was put together by the top Generals in the DOD (including General Colin Powell). It was the location of the base meant a significant role in U.S. Foreign Policy.  Pomcus means bases are valuable but the whole world is within reach now with drones, missiles and new technology to be released. Basing rights will be for human crews to rest and it shifts into the pom-cus Foundation where massive amounts of material will be stored outside the U.S. for use in national security, humanitarian, and contagion events. The U.S. is going to have to do massive upgrades to its sea and airlift capabilities.

The blending of cultures of the USAF and the US Coast Guard will help retention in the U.S. Navy where people want to be in the Navy but the recruiters don’t take the time to find out what job these future sailors want. The promotion system will be upgraded as well to help people stay in the Navy longer and become more productive in the Naval Forces. The whole upgrade for the U.S. military will upgrade the defense industrial base which will help stimulate the economy, R&D, and the private sector all at once. Thus, creating a massive injection of jobs into the U.S. homeland and abroad.

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U.S. Aircraft Carriers are going to get a lot bigger to handle and size, weight, armaments, and crew to maintain the upgraded fleet. The range for America’s Air and Naval forces become unlimited because of the interoperability of the fighter jets soon to be Bomber/Fighters – Bomber/Bombers that strengthens not only the U.S.’s defenses but it also helps the civilian air flight were military technology that is no longer needed or outdated can be given to the private sector. Bases and Carriers will become intertwined where U.S. Air Force pilots can use the carriers as the Naval Aviators had the advantage where they could use both (Bases and Carriers.)

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This is something to look at and I would stay at least in terms of numbers!

“The insider could envision a future fleet of around 400 bomber-like multi-role aircraft constituting the core of America’s airpower in the 21st century: “What I find most compelling is the idea that we could develop a single, large, long-range, big payload, stealthy aircraft that would comprise the future United States Air Force’s combat arm.”

Adios, Top Gun: The End of the Fighter Jet?

Franz-Stefan Gady

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http://thediplomat.com/2015/04/adios-top-gun-the-end-of-the-fighter-jet/

http://everything2.com/title/POMCUS

http://thediplomat.com/2016/02/pentagon-wants-arsenal-planes-to-beat-chinas-air-defenses/

https://news.vice.com/article/how-americas-new-invisible-flying-gas-stations-could-keep-russia-in-check

http://thediplomat.com/2015/12/the-case-for-the-centuryfortress-defining-the-b-52j/

https://news.vice.com/article/how-americas-new-invisible-flying-gas-stations-could-keep-russia-in-check

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy.

Making the U.S. Military noncompetitive (Part 1)

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This is the first in a three-part series to make the U.S. Military non-competitive in this globalized economy. The U.S. Armed Forces are still the number one military power in the world. No nation has the technology, arms, or ability needed to invade or challenge the U.S. Vice media did a great story on this where a military analysis from IHS Jane Dylan Lehrke says the ability to challenge the U.S. is not there. Dylan Lehrke goes through the strengths and very few weaknesses of the American homeland. Dylan also points out the insanity of trying to invade the U.S. Dylan’s analysis completely counters everything about the decline of the U.S. in the foreseeable future.

Merging the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps into the Department of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.

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This issue is a very important emotional issue for Soldiers, Marines, and the Brass in the higher echelons of these two organizations.  The organization that will come out of the merger will be a stronger and leaner department that will dominate on the ground war of any battle. I served in the Arizona Army National Guard and I’ve been in contact with both proud members of each branch. The members of each branch are proud of their sacrifice and brag about how hard they have it. However, the changing geopolitical dynamics in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe create a reset to conventional thinking. The creation of the Department of the Army and Marines will spur new tactics for the ground section of the U.S. military.

Let’s compare the difference in the services and this is stated well by Capt Andrew Cosgrove: look here to see the debate

Practically speaking…
– The Marine Corps 194, 000 Active Duty with 40,000 Reserve
– US Army 546,047 Active Duty with 559,244 in Reserve and National Guard

Budgets
– Army $244.9 Billion (31.8%)
– USMC $40 Billion (4% total is derived from the allotment taken from the Navy)

US Army mission
– Preserving the peace and security and providing for the defense of the United States, the Commonwealths and possessions and any areas occupied by the United States
– Supporting the national policies
– Implementing the national objectives
– Overcoming any nations responsible for aggressive acts that imperil the peace and security of the United States

USMC mission
– The seizure or defense of advanced naval bases and other land operations to support naval campaigns;
– The development of tactics, technique, and equipment used by amphibious landing forces in coordination with the Army and Air Force
– Such other duties as the President may direct.

A legendary soldier named Col. David Hackworth points out that the “Blackhawk Down” issue could have been avoided if the Army just called the Marines who had tanks four days away (here). The General requested tanks but was denied but they didn’t want to ask the Marines because “We are the Army and we don’t need the Marines.” This thinking needs to leave and a valid discussion on the compatibility of the Army and Marines must happen. The Marines can supplement the areas where the Army needs an act of congress to move by a simply Presidential Directive.

There is already an added benefit of using the joint force:

“The United States must choose to go to “war as a last resort and not a policy option of the first choice.” To this must be added another imperative. The United States Armed Forces must prioritize homeland defense as its primary mission and rethink the mistaken belief that the United States can somehow secure its interests through “lengthy military occupations of foreign lands.”

“Thus, this newly merged service must redirect its focus towards countering cyber warfare and CBRNe (Chemical, Biological, Radiation, Nuclear, and Explosives) attacks and should work towards bolstering its counterterrorism (CT) capabilities. This is because, due to the convergence of the global community, the United States may be vulnerable to attacks from within by homegrown terrorists and drug cartels—all of which may wreak havoc and may even cripple America’s domestic infrastructures.”

Why the United States Should Merge Its Ground Forces

SEPTEMBER 2013 by Jeong Lee

Merging the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Coast Guard into the Department of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.

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The combination and creation of the Department of the Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard will help the Air and Sea section of the U.S. Military. Merging the Department will help the force adapt to the changing dynamics in the Arctic, Southeast Asia, South China Sea, and the Persian Gulf. National Disasters and bioterrorism/pandemics events where quarantine areas are needed to contain the spread of the disease. The U.S. Navy also needs reforms for the culture, schools, and retention to compete in the future. A combo of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard culture will change the mentality of the British Naval Culture into the American Naval Culture.

The interoperability of these forces will help any challenge in the future whether it’s the drug interdiction mission or Ebola, Tuberculosis, or any contagion.  When you need to isolate certain person(s) and transport medical supplies into that area the Department will have the resource to react. The U.S. Coast Guard can be used not only for their traditional mission but for national disasters in other countries like how they responded in New Orleans and Galveston, Texas. The Eighth Coast District is in the American Heartland which would call for the updating of the Posse Comitatus Act since the Coast Guard will be put back into the Department of Defense and merged with the Air Force and Navy.

 

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“In order to facilitate the most effective and efficient Department of Defense, we contend it is beneficial to first revise the National Military Strategy. This revision will more effectively support the president’s overall National Security Strategy. Reorienting the DoD into a set of forces that are actually joint in execution will strengthen the American military and thus enhance overall national security.”

Mark Fitzgerald David Deptula Gian P. Gentile

Even the U.K. is debating about making a single force modeled on the U.S. Marine Corps which is something to think about?

From left, a Royal Air Force servicewoman, a Royal Navy sailor and an Army soldier stroll thorugh London prior to Armed Forces Day 1010. This image is fully model released.

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“Combining the three armed forces could leave them resembling the US Marine Corps, which unites land, air and maritime forces under a single command.”

“The future of the three separate services was called into question after Britain’s senior military commander said combining them could become part of a future defence review.”

Let’s Keep America and the U.S. Military powerful!!!

http://blog.usni.org/2013/09/24/why-the-united-states-should-merge-its-ground-forces

news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2209&dat=19940807&id=ZLFKAAAAIBAJ&sjid=XJQMAAAAIBAJ&pg=6873,1360164&hl=en

http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/cheaper-stronger-army-8895

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2013-06-20/future-joint-operations

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy.

Nextgen – A model for reform of American Government

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The changing environment of aviation will yield untold benefits for the market. Consolidations of the major powers to increase competitiveness with the U.S. economy will produce competition.  These changes will force U.S. policymakers to re-examine certain viewpoints in regard to government and the free market. The coming traffic of 1 billion flyers will force many aspects of the FAA to change to meet the increasing demand for air travel. Wired magazine tells a great story about Brian Howard who wanted to leave the earth but wanted to damage the U.S. Air Traffic Control System marking his unfortunate demise.

Brian ultimately showed how outdated and ineffective the current system “HOST” is for the U.S. The FAA responded with the next-generation system to replace HOST named “NextGen.” The Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act is a possible model for reform with another initiative called U.S. Digital Service. This can create new high-tech jobs with the ability not to be outsourced which will help technological clusters in the U.S. from declining in the short run.

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This example can be applied to other government agencies like the VA health system, Federal and State infrastructure, and the U.S. education system which is still under government control and can direct a centralized education system but it has the ability to fire people. The U.S. Government needs to be reformed to compete in this high-speed/high-tech world.

http://www.wired.com/2015/02/air-traffic-control/

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/02/03/time-to-fix-air-traffic-control.html

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CONGRESS_AVIATION_OVERHAUL?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

http://www.wsj.com/articles/republican-house-measure-seeks-independent-air-traffic-control-board-1454512598

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/saab-reinvents-air-traffic-control-with-a-digital-panorama-112525034/

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy.

NAU UK (Advancing NAFTA and adding the U.K. to strengthen the U.S. Economy)

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I’m a CNBC/Bloomberg junkie and I just can’t go a day without seeing news stories about Brexit which I think is another opportunity for the United States. Regional thinking is the central theme of this website and I was thinking this “how consolidation might work for the standard-bearers of the English language”. I’m a critic of NAFTA and the damage it has caused to Mexico’s agriculture, labor, and environmental standards but a reformed tax system can remedy the chaos.

Here is the definition from Investopedia about Brexit:

“The Brexit, an abbreviation of “British exit” that mirrors the term Grexit, refers to the possibility of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. A number of British political parties support a referendum on EU membership; the most prominent are the Conservative Party, which has promised a 2017 in/out referendum if it wins the May 2015 General Election”

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With the polls gaining support and the U.K’s business community feels constrained by the E.U. regulations. I agree with their argument that they should focus on America, India, and China than the E.U. which has different institutions that are descended from the Napoleonic Code which will not work in the U.K.’s case. The net gain for Britain joining NAFTA will help American exports with a net gain of 63,182,000 new customers. That adds about (*)1.5 new Californias, about two Texas, and about three New York states. This is excluding immigration from the newly formed trading block which can dominate in this age of urbanization around the world (esp. India and China).

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The common cultural, language, and liberal values on the economy, defense, education, and scientific development will advance R&D in the new alliance. For the capital markets, this new alliance will bring all of the top exchanges into the fold under a single banner. The TMX (Toronto Stock Exchange) and LSE (London Stock Exchange) can help the transiting to the Monster NYSE by giving small companies the experience of going public without the hassle of the Sarbanes–Oxley Act (SOX) which can take up to 5% of the companies’ budget. History and background in the smaller but influential capital markets would help keep new wealth begin created. This is nothing but benefits for all parties involved in the adding of the U.K. into the NAFTA agreement.

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IAIN MURRAY AND JAMES C. BENNETT have a great idea for a post-E.U. Britain:

“Britons also feel at home south of the Canadian border. Contrary to an oft-repeated myth, links between Britain and the United States are not reducible to the personal relationships between presidents and prime ministers. The U.S. and the U.K. have always been each other’s, primary financial partners. A few simple measures could substantially deepen this relationship, especially once Britain no longer needs to adhere to EU rules.”

“Foremost among these would be to admit a post-EU Britain to the North American Free Trade Agreement. Nafta is not a perfect vehicle, but it has the enormous advantage of already existing, with a nearly 20-year track record behind it. And unlike the EU, Nafta would not seek to impose a single social vision on its members. For example, Nafta has had no effect on Canadian social policy, which is very similar to Britain’s—except for Canada having more revenue to pay for it all.”

Let’s not forget about the four top universities working together

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Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, and Oxford University with all the top universities in the U.S. and U.K. would create an R&D, Educational, and Scientific Giant.

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Also, the two centers of global finance are under one umbrella which is New York and London.

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Who knows???? A super merger of English Speaking Nations/Markets may be the new global titan!

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8ba35856-c8d1-11e5-be0b-b7ece4e953a0.html#axzz3z2SIMvhR

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/01/graphics-britain-s-referendum-eu-membership

https://www.rt.com/uk/330853-brexit-support-eu-poll/

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100126384/should-britain-join-the-united-states/

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970204791104577110163558996698

https://www.reddit.com/r/vexillology/comments/19sweo/canada_usa_great_britain_australia_and_new/

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy.

Regional Thinking (Creating a Friendlier Environment for Competitiveness)

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The age of the states is over in the global economy as regional and multilateral agreements are becoming the norm. ASEAN, AIIB, EU, BRIC, and the IBSA-trilateral are becoming more common. The regional consolidation based on the Federal Reserve System would bring great benefits to the U.S. Instead of 50 different systems, a reduction to 12 will help corporations, small businesses, and individuals with their decisions. This will help in developing the mega-region/corridor system (Staple Corridors (Global Cities)) that was posted two articles ago. The ease of business will go up when you have multiple parties that agree to a single agreement.

Now, I’m not saying to get rid of the 50 states but put a layer above them to compete with the coming Indian and Chinese age. I say look at the Chinese province’s system to become more competitive. Each of the provinces has about the same population as about 5 to 6 European countries. The way to make America continue to be a powerhouse in this age is through reforms, innovation, and consolidations. The weight of multiple states and governors behind them makes the business environment in the U.S. very favorable and friendly.

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This mega-region/corridor can be a model for the development of the U.S. economy. To see the strengths of each region please look here: http://www.america2050.org/megaregions.html.

Instead of States, you’ll begin to look at America’s regional clusters which are the reason for the U.S.A being so strong. Resources, institutions, and funding could be directed to these areas to diversify, improve, or invest in new tech or business clusters.

The Hamilton Institute calls for the Regional Plan Association to be expanded to each one of these districts. Since there are 12 Fed districts then there should be 12 RPA’s devoted to these districts. Please see here: http://www.rpa.org/

This is the first article in a three-article series on Regional Governance.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Reserve_System

http://www.federalreserve.gov/otherfrb.htm

http://www.china.org.cn/top10/2013-08/15/content_29728241.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chinese_administrative_divisions_by_population

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy.