I am in this race for three key reasons.
Economics – We have devolved to a low-wage economy because of policy choices. We can make different choices. Specifically, we must neutralize monopoly power by shifting our tax code away from wages and productive activities and onto natural resource privileges and other forms of monopoly power. We can build an economic system that includes prosperity for everyone.
Sustainability – We are on a course to ruin the planet. We can make different choices. Climate change is real and is man-made. We need to adjust incentives so that we move away from carbon extraction. There is no necessary tradeoff between sustainability and broad prosperity if we act intelligently.
Reclaim our political language – Tax shifts from wealthy privileged income onto wages and lower incomes is not a “tax cut”. Voter suppression is not a legitimate political tactic. Alternative facts is prelude to nonsense. Science is not a matter of casual opinion.