"Leaders get people to actively work on what needs to be done. To do this, leaders need to help people overcome the four "work-avoidance mechanisms: that most of the rest of us carry around in our heads.
Those mechanisms are denial that a problem exists, the desire to escape responsibility even when we recognize the problem, the tendency to scapegoat others for causing it, and - worst of all - cynicism about the possibility of ever remedying the problem.
"Raise the tax rate on the rich to what it was before 1981.
Put a 2 percent surtax on the wealth of the richest one-half of 1 percent.
Put a one-half of 1 percent tax on all financial transactions.
Cut the military budget more than scheduled.
Use Medicare to control soaring health-care costs.
Fight for Medicare-for-all.
Use these added revenues and budget savings to invest in public goods - especially education and infrastructure.
Resurrect the Glass-Steagall Act.
Cap the size of Wall Street's biggest banks.
Require big banks to modify underwater mortgages.
Get big money out of politics."