Foster care has reached an impasse. We have found ourselves in a meta-crisis, where the root crisis is how we think. Albert Einstein famously remarked, “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” In recent writings, I have proposed some truly radical, yet revolutionary ideas. One idea was the creation of an entirely new field and profession: Bachelor of Science in Foster Parenting.
In order to execute these radical ideas, we first need a new source of funding. For this, we can look to the past as everything that is old is new. First, let’s take a look at an old, yet successful approach – War Bonds. We will then discuss how Government Bonds work. Lastly, we will discuss the creation of the Foster Care Bond, where you have the unique opportunity to be fully invested in the success of a foster child.
Buy Your War Bonds!
During World War II, War Bonds were promoted by movie stars who toured the country. They used slogans such as, “If you can’t go across . . . Come across!” Approximately $185 billion in bonds were sold. Imagine the impact if we were to do this today. Think of Britney Spears or Kid Rock touring the country rallying support to purchase bonds. Additionally, one of the largest advantages of War Bonds was the fact that the money was essentially recycled back into the U.S. economy after World War II.
What are Government Bonds?
So, what are bonds? Essentially, there are three types of bonds: Government, Municipal, and Corporate. They are used to raise funds to issue to whoever wants to buy them. They are similar to stocks, yet bonds are more like a loan in that you are lending money to an organization. In return, the organization promises to pay interest.
Our focus here is Government Bonds. See below for a quick look at Government Bonds.
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