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list ten political and economic reforms the Populists proposed in their platform during the populist movement
Revising the ownership of the means of production, wealth redistribution (take from the rich and give to the poor, elimination of corruption, free health care for all, control of prices, food sufficiency, open access to social services, education for all, government intervention into private lives and all decision making to be carried out by government for equality to prevail.
-Free coinage of silver and issuance of large amounts of paper currency to help debt ridden farmers
-Abolition of the national banking system
-Nationalization of railroads
-Graduated income tax
-Direct election of senators
-referendums, initiatives, and recalls
-Government ownership of the telephone and telegraph
-New federal subtreasury for farmers
creating postal savings banks, enacting immigration restriction, setting a graduated income tax and limiting the presidency to a single six-year term.