Paine’s revolutionary proposal to “share the wealth” from land and natural resources may help solve the climate crisis.
The issue that is poised to bring common-wealth dividends into the mainstream today is climate change.
As automation eliminates jobs, Paine’s proposal to share wealth from the commons shows a way forward.
Nearly a century after Thomas Paine’s proposal, reformer Henry George popularized a similar scheme.
Both Locke and Paine sought to create a middle class.
Remembered for his political idealism, Paine also had ideas about economic justice.