Military, Prisons, Construction= A fast track to nowhere.

Make Agriculture More Accessible

Over 2 million people are incarcerated in the U.S..
Over 2 million people are serving the U.S. Military.
Over 11 million people are working in U.S. construction Jobs.

These three industries involve over $800 BILLION of spending each year.

What does this allocation of people and resources return to us, the citizens of earth?

On average,
Each year,
650 thousand people are released from prison.
200 thousand people finish their military service.
2 million construction workers experience unemployment.

This represents nearly 3 million people ready for meaningful work.
This represents nearly 3 million people who have experienced hardship and are now in desperate need of work that heals.

 

I want a little less money spent on locking people up, policing the world, and building structures.

I aspire to create more pathways for people out of these ‘industries’ into agriculture.

I believe that by making these opportunities available to these neglected populations, we give humanity a better shot at good food, good ecology, happy families, and great communities.

Connect the people who need good work with the work which most needs done.

 

 

 

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/271-38/14155-sustainable-farming-a-simple-fix-zero-cost

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/12/the-tragedy-of-the-american-military/383516/

http://www.brighthub.com/money/home-buying/articles/95017.aspx

(ps: 2.5 million was approximately the number of (European) people in the United States in 1776)

FoxMoon Values

Inspired by a visit to Casa Verde, in Colorado Springs, Colorado!

 

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