People who have taken some alternative economics classes, read some alternative economics books (e.g. Henry George, Ellen Brown, Stephen Zarlenga, etc.), often ask me, "Now that I've read/learned there are better ways to do things, how do I broach the subject with people? I am eager to get the good news that there are solutions out there, but I don't know how to do it!" Or, perhaps, like Howard Beale in the movie Network (1976), They are just "Mad as Hell, and they're not going to take it anymore!!!"
Well, this is surprisingly easy because it turns out almost everyone who isn't an entrenched elite realizes there is something wrong with the system, and already has ideas they want to share, even if they've never studied economics and just listened to, or read, the news.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
Talking to people is simple. You can say something like:
"Hey guy/gal, you're worried about jobs? Did you know there is a way for government to create public works projects without increasing the debt, increasing taxes, or inflating the economy? It's by re-issuing debt-free United States Notes. These are our longest-lasting currency, first issued by Lincoln to fund the Civil War, when NY Banks wanted 24-36% interest, and still in circulation through the early 1990s. Congress can issue these at any time, for any reason, and apply them directly to areas where we need millions of people to work, like infrastructure...."
Then, if they are really curious about why/how we got into this boom/bust, you can say something like:
"Hey guy/gal, let me tell you why we really have major economic busts every 18 years or so. It's not just because we have poor regulation/regulators, because of greed, or even because of stupid and bought-out politicians. It's partly all of that, but there is something else, something called the land cycle. Let me tell you about it and how the Single Tax on Land could fix it..."
Or, if they are angry that so much taxpayer money seems to go into a black hole, you can say something like:
"Hey guy/gal, did you know there are trillions of dollars in unspent government agency and pension funds? It's true, and anyone can see this by looking at the local, state, and federal Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports, online. These funds are typically invested out-of-state, in private banks, some of which lose money on their investments, and some of which then turn around and charge the states interest back on loans to the state on money they had already collected in taxes! There is a better way. Let me tell you about state banks..."
These are just three examples of how to begin a discussion on real, and major, economic reforms. There are many others, depending on your expertise and particular area of interest.