Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Open Letter to Tom Friedman of the New York Times

Steve Roy, Guest Blogger

I just sent this in to the New York Times as a letter to Mr. Tom Friedman:

If Mr. Friedman is interested in helping turn this country around, he could devote a column or two to the work of civil rights champion, attorney, and economist Norman Kurland, president of the Center for Economic and Social Justice in Washington, DC. Dr. Kurland has been promoting a true, Just Third Way in economics, based on the work of Louis Kelso, the creator of the ESOP and famed American philosopher Mortimer Adler.

Dr. Kurland is an amazing man who co-founded the Center for Economic and Social Justice — www.cesj.org — specifically to promote a departure from the debilitating legacy of John Maynard Keynes, and offer a logical new alternative that would expand capital ownership to include all Americans, not just a wealthy few.

As even mainstream media pick up stories about the end of Keynes' now-discredited, debt-based economic model, one finds many saying capitalism is dead, and that socialism is all that's left. It is not. For over 50 years there has been a proposed alternate system that almost no one has spoken openly about.

Mr. Friedman, if you are an honest broker of information, as I believe you are, you will pick up this challenge:

Look at the material on cesj.org. Call Norm — he is accessible and ready to respond at almost any time — do your due diligence, and then report what you find to the world. You will be breaking what may be the most important news since the first American Revolution established the concept of political freedom — the announcement of a Second American Revolution that will establish a concept of economic freedom and justice without which the first revolution cannot be sustained.

I pray you move quickly, before it's too late and, in our panic and uncertainty, we contaminate our economy with even more socialism than it already has. How ironic if the United States of America were to be relegated to the dustbin of history as just another failed collectivist State in the end.

Respectfully,

Steve Roy

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