Friday, November 7, 2008

News from the Network, Vol. 1, No. 11

An informal poll of the voting public seems to indicate that the greatest immediate advantage to the election of Barack Obama will be the end of the ads and telephone calls. The biggest problem with the election so far as this blog is concerned, however, is that virtually all news, including that from the Just Third Way network, has been dragged under by the riptide of political news and commentary. We do, however, have a few items to report, although nothing of the magnitude of a national election.
• Former Congressman Walter Fauntroy is still making great efforts to get meetings for Norman Kurland with some of the more influential people involved in the financial crisis. It is unclear at this point what effect the election will have on this initiative.

• Michael D. Greaney's book, In Defense of Human Dignity: Essays on the Just Third Way from a Natural Law Perspective, ISBN 978-0944997024, Economic Justice Media, $20.00, is being discussed as a possible addition to the "social justice curriculum" of some high schools and colleges. If you are interested in reviewing the book for a print or internet journal, request a free "two volume" copy in .pdf from mgreaney [at] cesj [dot] org. The book is available in hard copy from Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. There is a 20% discount on orders in quantity, and interest has been expressed in some quarters in using the book (and others) in fundraising.

• Michiel Bijkirk of Arcocarib in the Netherlands Antilles visited at CESJ on Sunday and Monday of this week. Michiel has been working on a proposal to finance expanded ownership technologies through some innovative techniques, and he and Norman Kurland had some very interesting discussions on the proposal.

• As of this morning, we have had visitors from 36 different countries and 44 states and provinces in the United States and Canada to this blog over the past two months.
As usual, there are a great many other news items that we haven't heard about because you haven't submitted them. If you're tired of reading about what we're doing, let's hear from you. If you have a SHORT item about how you are advancing the Just Third Way, send us a note about it at mgreaney [at] cesj [dot] org.

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