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THE Global Justice Movement Website
This is the "Global Justice Movement" (dot org) we refer to in the title of this blog.

Friday, June 21, 2024

News from the Network, Vol. 17, No. 25

Yet another week of the same old same old.  Putin is destroying Russia in his bid to save Ukraine from itself and the hordes of gay Jewish Nazis, while politicians and academic economists cannot seem to understand how an economy that benefits the few at the expense of the many isn’t benefiting the many!  Oh, the humanity.  No one seems considering the possibility of making it easy on themselves by adopting the Economic Democracy Act:

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Declaring War on Debt

According to the Bureau of Fiscal Service, America’s public — and completely non-productive — debt and liabilities now stands at $42.9 trillion and rising.  At the same time, America’s net worth in private sector agricultural, industrial, and commercial wealth is estimated at $123.8 trillion, while the federal government owns $5.2 trillion in assets.

Monday, June 17, 2024

JTW Podcast: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

Today we have a talk on the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle, which most authorities consider the first half of The Philosopher’s The Politics:

Friday, June 14, 2024

News from the Network, Vol. 17, No. 24

As the Russian economy implodes and its attempted conquest of Ukraine flounders with astronomical losses of men (more than half a million estimated to date) and material grinds to a stalemate, Putin continues to threaten the world with nuclear holocaust, promise aid to America’s “crappy” (Russia’s term) allies, and make shows of force that everyone except other delusional politicians and toadying sycophants on Putin’s payroll knows are expensive shams, the world continues to dither about What To Do About Russia.  No one seems to consider the possibility that adopting the Economic Democracy Act would be the final nail in the coffin Putin has constructed for Russia and virtually ensure Russia could never effectively threaten Ukraine or anywhere else ever again:

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Something Missing

Today’s blog posting is adapted from the book, Economic Personalism, which you can get free from the CESJ website, or from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

In response to the spread of socialism and the other “New Things,” Pope Pius IX, socialism and the other new things continued to spread.  Finally, in 1868 he convened the first ecumenical council since Trent in the sixteenth century.

Monday, June 10, 2024

JTW Podcast: Washington Outsider Report

“How Banks Went Astray — But Can Still Help Independence Movements and the Poor.”  That pretty much says it all, but you’ll want to see this episode of the Washington Outsider Report from Tuesday, June 4, 2024, featuring Michael D. Greaney, Director of Research for the interfaith Center for Economic and Social Justice talking about money, credit, banking, and all the things that go along with really trying to understand what is going on today:

Friday, June 7, 2024

News from the Network, Vol. 17, No. 23


One thing that struck us this week about the news is how often experts and dictators who aren’t succeeding at solving their own problems are busily solving everyone else’s or threatening to do more of the same.  How about if we adopt the Economic Democracy Act and the economists and dictators can do as they want to themselves and their warships and leave the rest of us alone?

Monday, June 3, 2024

JTW Podcast: Mortimer Adler on Goodness

You can always count — or at least you could when he was with us in the flesh — on Mortimer Adler giving us a few good tips on moral virtue:

Friday, May 31, 2024

News from the Network, Vol. 17, No. 22

Ex-president Trump has been convicted, but what difference will it make?  We predict no difference at all for good or ill . . . unless Congress wises up and adopts the Economic Democracy Act:

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Putin’s Tiger by the Tail


According to Renaud Foucart, a senior economics lecturer at Lancaster University in a recent article in Business Insider, Putin has put Russia into a “lose-lose” position.  In a “tiger by the tail” scenario, the country cannot afford to continue the war against Ukraine, but neither can it afford to stop.  According to Foucart’s analysis, the Russian economy has become so dependent on the war that “defense” spending is the only thing keeping up the illusion of viability.

Monday, May 27, 2024

JTW Podcast: Fulton Sheen on Firing Line

William F. Buckley on Firing Line interviewing Fulton J. Sheen.  Buckley tries his usual one-upmanship, and for some reason doesn’t come off too well:

Friday, May 24, 2024

News from the Network, Vol. 17, No. 21


Not much has been happening in the Global Justice Movement this week . . .that we can report about!  A great deal has been happening, but mostly setting the stage for what we’re working on, primarily getting the Economic Democracy Act adopted:

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Just Third Way Tax Reforms

 As the saying goes, nothing is inevitable but death and taxes, and hopefully not in that order.  That being the case, how should taxation (for we don’t claim any power over death) be made as fair and just as possible?  We have some suggestions, consistent with the Just Third Way of Economic Personalism.

Monday, May 20, 2024

JTW Podcast: Mortimer Adler on Aristotle

A little knowledge may be a dangerous thing, but at least according to Mortimer Adler, you cannot have too much of it, or moral virtue, either.  As for what else Adler has to say, view the video:

Friday, May 17, 2024

News from the Network, Vol. 17, No. 20


We can save you a lot of time on this week’s news items.  People who think they are in charge of the economy are making the same stupid decisions week after week, and we are getting nowhere fast as no one considers adopting the Economic Democracy Act:

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Keynesian Economics and Income Distribution

Occasionally, we get a question from a reader that forces us to think . . . what on Earth Keynes and his disciples thought they were doing and what they are still trying to do with Keynes’s backwards economics.  Recently we received the following question:

Monday, May 13, 2024

JTW Podcast: Mortimer Adler on Aristotle’s Theory of Happiness

Someone (actually a lot of someones) told they deserved to be “happy.”  Since that usually involved wrecking someone else’s life to get something they wanted, it is hard to see how anyone deserves to be “happy” under those conditions.  What, however, if happiness meant something other than merely satisfying your own selfish desires?

Friday, May 10, 2024

News from the Network, Vol. 17, No. 19

The news items speak for themselves, so all we’ll say this week is that someone soon ought to realize the only way out of the current mess is to adopt the Economic Democracy Act:

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The Keynesian Fairy State


Today’s blog posting is adapted from the book, Economic Personalism, which you can get free from the CESJ website, or from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

One of the first things a student must learn about Keynesian economics is there are certain questions one must not ask, such as, How could Keynes reject Say’s Law of Markets when he couldn’t even define it correctly?  What did it mean when Keynes declared inflation — which means a rise in the price level — isn’t really inflation until after “full employment” is reached, and that a rise in the price level before reaching full employment is due to “other factors” and isn’t really inflation . . . meaning a rise in the price level isn’t really a rise in the price level until Keynes said it is a rise in the price level?

Monday, May 6, 2024

JTW Podcast: Mortimer Adler on Reading Aristotle Backwards

Yes, we know some people have enough trouble reading Aristotle (or anyone or anything else) frontwards, but in this instance, Mortimer Adler has some interesting points to make:

Friday, May 3, 2024

News from the Network, Vol. 17, No. 18

Week after week, one thing becomes crystal clear (as if it hadn’t already): Keynesian economics isn’t working and has never worked . . . but the politicians and so-called experts insist with all their heart and our lives, fortunes, and sacred honor that it’s going to work, or they’re going to see that we die while they try.  Or they could do the sensible thing and adopt: the Economic Democracy Act:

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The Theory of Certitude

Today’s blog posting is adapted from the book, Economic Personalism, which you can get free from the CESJ website, or from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Socialism as promoted by Robert Owen, Claude-Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon, François-Marie-Charles Fourier, and others, sought to abolish traditional concepts of private property, marriage and family, and religion.  In their place would be new institutions that might go by the same name and even have the same outward form as the old institutions (Saint-Simon, for instance, called his system, “the New Christianity”), but the substance would be completely different.

Monday, April 29, 2024

JTW Podcast: Mortimer Adler on Aristotle

Aristotle Made Easy?  Mortimer Adler explains why he titled one of his later books with such an intimidating title.  Intimidating?  Yes — whenever we see something “made easy”, we suspect the subject is so difficult we’re being lured into something we will never understand.  In this case, however, it is almost the right title, because once you understand Aristotle’s underlying assumptions, it really does become “easy” (sort of):

Friday, April 26, 2024

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

One thing becomes clear looking over the week’s news items: the so-called experts have no idea what they’re doing or even what they’re talking about.  We do know what we’re talking about, and what we’re talking about is an economic reform package that has been proven to work: the Economic Democracy Act: