Friday, April 4, 2014

News from the Network, Vol. 7, No. 14


Most of what happened this week has been in preparation of the 10th annual Rally at the Fed, and CESJ’s 30th anniversary celebration.  We expect to have a great deal more to report next Friday, although the news notes will be posted even later than this week to be able to report on the rally.

• The annual “Rally at the Fed” is Friday of next week, April 11, 2014.  It will begin at 11:00 am on the Mall side of Constitution Avenue, right across from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Building, and go until 1:30 pm.  Because rally participants are always polite and well-behaved, the people at the Fed are always glad to see us, so show up and participate in the “happy revolution.”

Washington crossing the Potomac to rally at the Fed.
• Half a dozen people from across the U.S. met via a teleconference in the evening Thursday, April 3, 2014, to discuss plans for the “American Revolutionary Party” in time to have a significant effect on the 2016 elections.  The ARP is a key element in the movement to restore the basis and institutions of a just society.

• A number of enquiries have come in about such diverse proposals as distributism, social credit, and georgism.  Responses have been prepared and made, or are still in preparation.

• The first draft of What Happened to Distributive Justice (note the lack of a question mark) has been completed.  Now the process begins of editing for content, continuity, and fact checking.

Cardinal Wiseman, author of Fabiola
• Amazon is still using CESJ Director of Research Michael D. Greaney’s book, So Much Generosity, a survey of the fiction of Cardinals Wiseman and Newman, and Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson, as a “loss leader.”  Today it’s down a few more dollars to $7.47.  While you might have missed the absolute best deal, that is still more than a 50% savings off the cover price. The book is published by Universal Values Media, Inc., which has a co-marketing arrangement with CESJ.

• As of this morning, we have had visitors from 59 different countries and 52 states and provinces in the United States and Canada to this blog over the past two months. Most visitors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and India. The most popular postings this past week were “Thomas Hobbes on Private Property,”  “The Problem with Social Credit, I: The Critique,” “Aristotle on Private Property,” “Economic Emancipation, III: Why NOT Capital Homesteading?” and “Why Did Nixon take the Dollar off the Gold Standard?”

Those are the happenings for this week, at least that we know about.  If you have an accomplishment that you think should be listed, send us a note about it at mgreaney [at] cesj [dot] org, and we’ll see that it gets into the next “issue.”  If you have a short (250-400 word) comment on a specific posting, please enter your comments in the blog — do not send them to us to post for you.  All comments are moderated anyway, so we’ll see it before it goes up.

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