An interesting and thought-provoking article that glosses nicely over why this will not happen without violence:
We could start by getting corporations to pay their taxes.
Ask any corporation and they'll tell you they're paying their taxes. They're right. I'm a corporation and so's my wife and we pay our taxes. Those taxes allow us to avoid great swaths of money that we would pay if we were not corporations. So it's not about "pay your taxes" it's about "we're going to rewrite the entire tax code to punish innovation and success because here in Murica it's no longer about merit." Or, at least, that's how EVERYONE (not just the Republicans, not just the Democrats, but everyone) will spin it.
At a fundamental level, this is an essay about how the world would be better if those in power were removed from power. If those at the top of the economic heap were brought down to the level of those nearer the middle of the economic heap. The essay is wholly correct but glosses over the massive upheaval necessary to cause such conditions to exist. It might not look exactly like Moscow 1917, but it'll look reminiscent. And then, much like utopias everywhere, despots beget despots, oligarchies beget kleptocracies and the new boss looks a lot like the old boss.
Paul Gilding has a great read called "The Great Disruption" in which he argues that the climate crisis will actually create a lot of opportunities and a reconfiguration of the social order. How does he jive that with water wars, HIV/AIDS and all the other problems the world faces? Well, in Chapter 3 he dances around a fairly simple maxim:
A whole bunch of people are going to die.
To his credit, "those people" are primarily 3rd worlders in Africa, South America, India and China... most of which do not read Paul Gilding. Nonetheless, there's a bit of Clair Wolfe to all this:
"America is at that awkward stage; it's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards."