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Two Recent Compelling Books on Our Troubles–with Solutions


I have recently discovered two excellent books about the depths of trouble our nation has gotten into.  Both are concise, VERY blunt (and informed) about our social dysfunction as a result of our economic system (especially over the past 45 … Continue reading

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Businesses making profits but workers aren’t benefiting


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/business/for-companies-the-good-old-days-are-now.html?_r=4&ref=business What’s wrong with our cultural ethics here? Higher profits, yet workers aren’t sharing in it. Wages and salaries are at a low point as a fraction of gross domestic product. We need a political change, since the party of … Continue reading

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State-Sponsored Capitalism?


A knowledgeable person in our Economics Reform Advocacy Group (ERAG) mentioned a 2010 book, The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War between States and Corporations?, by Ian Bremmer, which suggests a newly emerging model, State-Sponsored Capitalism, such … Continue reading

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Madison and the Need for System Change


The current situation in Madison, Wisconsin, and several other states starkly points out the need for system change.  This represents more than a partisan challenge.  Some (not all) of these Republican governors seem to think that attacking the right of … Continue reading

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Surprising Legislative Success!


It was quite surprising to me that the “lame duck” congress was able to pass such landmark legislation in the past week or so, including the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy for the branches of the military, … Continue reading

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David Korten’s “Seven Points of Intervention”


David Korten has been writing excellent optimistic – and yet challenging and realistic – books on economic system reform for years.  His most recent book, published in August, 2010, is the 2nd Edition of Agenda for a New Economy: From … Continue reading

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