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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Once Sanity Has Been Restored

 

 


After the recent terror bombing of the shopping mall in Kremenchuk, Ukraine — and the usual Russian lies (“We thought it was empty, we were aiming at something else, and it’s all fake news, anyway”) — even President Macron of France has stopped talking about appeasing Putin and trying to negotiate a settlement . . . at least for now.

Monday, June 27, 2022

JTW Podcast: “A Short History of American Education”


Today’s podcast is a bit rough around the edges and you may not agree with everything she says, but it does highlight the importance of Robert Maynard Hutchins and Mortimer Jerome Adler to American education . . . or what’s left of it . . .:

Friday, June 24, 2022

News from the Network, Vol. 15, No. 23


This week’s news items illustrate to a greater than ever before need for the Economic Democracy Act.  It’s becoming increasingly evident that the people who have seized control of the global economy have no real idea what they’re doing or how to fix it.  Still, we continue to let you know what’s going on:

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Ukraine and the Types of Banks


 


We may have remarked once or twice that we like to get questions, as answering them sometimes writes our next blog posting.  It’s particularly nice when the question actually has something to do with what we’ve been discussing . . . although we don’t (usually) give in to the temptation to dismiss a question on the grounds that we find it of no interest, e.g., like the professor who asks for questions, then says impatiently when he or she is asked one, “No, I meant, ‘Are there any intelligent questions?’.”

Monday, June 20, 2022

JTW Podcast: Running Against the Wind


Today’s podcast may not be the most exciting you’ve ever listened to, but it’s still important — particularly in light of the modern decay of Academia in many cases into job training, political indoctrination, and partying:

Friday, June 17, 2022

News from the Network, Vol. 15, No. 22


Although we start off today’s news items with something only marginally related to the Economic Democracy Act, once again we’ve discovered the centrality of widespread ownership through fundamental monetary and tax reform to be key to restoring a society that is not only just, but one in which people can actually live . . . and the Economic Democracy Act is essential for that:

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

And the Money? Good Question


 


As we’ve said a number of times on this blog, we like to get questions, as answering them tends to make our lives a little easier.  For one thing, it means we don’t have to stop and think about what to write that will interest readers, as the readers have already told us what they’re interested in.

Monday, June 13, 2022

JTW Podcast: CESJ on LA Catholic Morning


Today’s podcast is the rebroadcast of an interview with one of the authors of, The Greater Reset that is not about the book.  Instead, it’s about CESJ, that is, the interfaith Center for Economic and Social Justice, founded in 1984 and located in Arlington, Virginia . . . which provided the paradigm for the book, The Greater Reset.  Even though it's "Catholic radio," CESJ deals in the natural law, and is thus "catholic-with-a-small-c."

Friday, June 10, 2022

News from the Network, Vol. 15, No. 21


 


Do you want to give us something more positive to report than the same sort of thing we go with week after week?  Then adopt the Economic Democracy Act.  You’ll be amazed at how good things can be when people have access to the opportunity and means to do as they should instead of being forced to go along with things like this:

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Is Putin an Anomaly?


 


How did Russian president Vladimir Putin gain so much wealth and power that he was able to start a war to carry out a personal vendetta?  Is there something unique and special about him that gives him the ability to manipulate world events on such a vast scale, endangering not only the lives and property of the people of Ukraine, but the very existence of the world itself?  Is his power so great because he is more — or less — than human?  Or is there something else that accounts for his rise and incredible influence on the rest of humanity?

Monday, June 6, 2022

JTW Podcast: The Catholic Conversation on The Greater Reset


. . . of course, that all depends on what you mean by “Catholic Conversation.”  In this case, it’s the title of the show in which we once again are talking with Catholic hosts about our book, The Greater Reset.  Yes, the book is put out by a Catholic publisher, and this is a recording of a Catholic podcast, but it’s not really about religion, at least in the narrow sense.  It’s about catholic-with-a-small-c principles that should guide economic, political, and even personal life.

Friday, June 3, 2022

News from the Network, Vol. 15, No. 20


 


Not surprisingly, we would have few news items to report if a country adopted the Economic Democracy Act and other followed suit.  So, why doesn’t anyone implement the EDA?  Well, until they do, here are a few of the situations that would benefit from an application of the Just Third Way:

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Sticking to Your Guns: Rights and Wrongs

 

The recent horrifying upswing in mass shootings in the United States has again focused on the question of gun control — and rightfully so.  At least in today’s posting, however, we are not going to take a position on the question of gun control, but to examine the underlying assumptions and principles of a very broad spectrum of opinions on the subject.

Monday, May 30, 2022

JTW Podcast: Archangel Radio on The Greater Reset


Or should that be The Greater Reset on Archangel Radio Podcast?  For today’s podcast, we again let somebody else do all the work of producing it while we just talk . . . mostly about our new book, The Greater Reset, but also about fundamental principles that should guide economic, political, and even personal life.  That’s why, despite the fact that The Greater Reset is from a “Catholic publisher,” it’s really for everyone because it’s based on universal principles of natural law that apply across the board to everyone:

Friday, May 27, 2022

News from the Network, Vol. 15, No. 19



 

Again, this week we have a significant number of situations that could be settled and problems that could solved if countries adopted the Economic Democracy Act.  So, why doesn’t anyone implement the EDA?  Is it stubbornness, ignorance . . . or something else?  Without discounting stubbornness or ignorance, recent research suggests that another factor should also be considered: that the current paradigm isn’t held by reason, but by faith.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Vladimir Putin and the New Christianity



 

In the previous posting on this subject, we noted that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s worldview is not entirely connected with reality, i.e., does not constitute “truth.”   Truth, of course, means conformity with reality.  Anytime you hear someone prating of a higher truth that goes beyond reality, he (or she) is lying, is mistaken, or is simply ignorant.

Monday, May 23, 2022

JTW Podcast: Patriarch Kirill, Putin’s New Age Guru


Despite Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s accusations of “Nazi” against anyone who has become the target of his ire, many people have commented on the resemblance of Adolf Hitler’s ideology and that of Putin, as well as other things, such as Hitler’s concept of Greater Germany as an alliance of all Aryan peoples, and Putin’s “Rusky Mir,” or “Russian World,” a Pan Slavic union of all Russian-speaking peoples under the leadership of Moscow . . . whether they want it or not.

Friday, May 20, 2022

News from the Network, Vol. 15, No. 18



 

Perhaps not unexpectedly, the news items have a depressing sameness, which will continue to be the case as long as we delay adopting the Economic Democracy Act.  At that point, we can have an invigorating sameness, right?  In any event, here are this week’s news items:

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Vladimir Putin’s Weird Worldview


 


This past Sunday, May 15, 2022, an article appeared in the Washington Post that cast some light on the beliefs and antics of Russian Dictator Vladimir Putin, “The Far-Right Mystical Writer Who Helped Shape Putin’s View of Russia” (p. B-4).  It was written by Tara Isabella Burton, author of Strange Rites (2020), a book which examines the odd turns that religion has taken in the United States, especially under the influence of what Pope Gregory XVI in 1834 called rerum novarum, “New Things,” today better known as socialism, modernism, and the New Age.

Monday, May 16, 2022

JTW Podcast: Warren Treadgold

In today’s podcast we have an interview with the Byzantine historian Dr. Warren Treadgold, talking about the decay of modern Academia:

Friday, May 13, 2022

News from the Network, Vol. 15, No. 17

 


 

As has become usual, this week Putin’s War on Ukraine is the focus of the Just Third Way.  Frankly, not only is the Just Third Way pretty much the only game left in town when it comes to what’s going to happen after the war, it is becoming increasingly obvious that had it been in place before the war, there would not even have been a “before” to talk about, as the war very likely would not have happened in the first place.  In any event, here are this week’s news items:

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The Five Levers of Reform, Change and Rebuilding


 


As the war in Ukraine drags on, even after Putin’s rousing Victory Day speech (described by one news source as “treading water” and by another as a tacit admission of defeat), President Zelenskyy still has the three goals he has had almost from the beginning of the first, greatest, and most unnecessary European war of this century:

Monday, May 9, 2022

JTW Podcast: The Regular Catholic Guy Show, Part II


Today we have Part II of II of Jeff “the Regular Catholic Guy” Garrett’s interview on The Greater Reset: Reclaiming Personal Sovereignty Under Natural Law from TAN Books, featuring co-authors Michael D. Greaney and Dawn K. Brohawn.  Ironically, given that today is Putin's Victory Day celebration, while the book was not written with Putin’s War in mind, the solution given in it to counter the “Great Reset” of Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum applies just as well — if not better — to the problems Putin has created:

Friday, May 6, 2022

News from the Network, Vol. 15, No. 16


 


Unfortunately, we have very little in the way of good news this week, and we begin with some very sad news, but here are this week’s news items: