Evidently neither Democrats nor Republicans understand fundamental economics! Their re-education appears essential to learn that energy-based economics on which all lives depend must teach essential skills so all workers can gather energy efficiently without theft.
Though money is king to some people, money is a tool for energy exchange while energy itself is lord of every economy on Earth - with or without money. Essential energy spent efficiently at work must be fully restored to workers for future work or economic collapse will follow.
Money-value drops during energy exchange in every elastic economy is hidden theft that instantly reduces economic efficiency as it takes workers' energy and gives it to the money-value changers without any work or charge for theft. This theft instantly drops social efficiency and requires and instant rise in wages, prices and taxes (or public debt) to offset the money-value drops.
To prevent theft by money-value drops requires and energy standard (not a gold standard) for money. Education must train people to govern energy efficiently, for it is energy alone that governs or can be governed! Better education about energy is essential for both Democrats and Republicans before any of them can govern!
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Melvin Campbell, Richland