Relational Economics: The Promise of America

Since the early 1990's Dr. Lindon Robison has been developing economic theory founded in relationships. In 2008 Dr. Robison and I published "Finding the Invisible Hand: From Invisible Hand to Hand in Hand." In 2010 Dr. Robison and Dr. Bryan Ritchie published Relationship Economics, which outlines in a comprehensive manner - with numerous examples - the principles of relational economics.

In 2010 I asked Dr. Robison how we could apply relational economics on a national scale. He noted that since the greatest impact of relational economics is attained through voluntary action, it would be difficult to implement it on a national scale, and it would certainly be impossible to enforce it.

I queried whether it might be possible to reward those were already applying the principles of relational economics through a discount on their corporate taxes. "That might work," he responded.

We approached Dr. Ritchie regarding the concept of providing a tax discount as a reward to those who practice the principles of relational economics. He pointed out that not only will this reward the practice of relational economics principles, it will also incentivize it to encourage others to implement these principles.

The tax proposal on this site incorporates the principles outlined in Chapter 12 of Relationship Economics regarding reduction in disparity of income. We hope this proposal will be seriously considered by those in a position to implement it.

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