The problem is the solution isn´t what people want. Right now dividends are double taxed. Profits by a company are taxed, and then individuals pay tax on the dividends they receive. My opinion is the solution is to do nothing, things are working as intended. If you remove the double-tax, the net result will be to force/encourage more companies to pay out dividends rather than using that money to grow their company. People don´t demand APPLE pay out a huge dividend, in part, because they know they will have to pay dividend taxes on that money, instead they prefer Apple to keep the money and expand their business and grow the value of their shares. IMHO, the double-tax on dividends is useful for the economy as a whole because it keeps more money in the hands of the people running the companies which gives them more options for growth.