All the signs are good regarding the need for an economic reform package along the lines of the Economic Democracy Act. The only problem is that the powers-that-be and wannabe continue to insist on doing things that have never worked and can never work:
Friday, July 29, 2022
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
How to Become President
On Monday, July 25, 2022 (halfway to Christmas), Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts published an article on page A-17 of the Wall Street Journal, “Jerome Powell’s Fed Pursues a Painful and Ineffective Inflation Cure.” We can agree with the title, and even several things Senator Warren says, but end up disagreeing with the article taken as a whole. Warren identifies a part of the problem, but then analyzes it using a very flawed paradigm, and offers exactly the wrong solution, or (more accurately) non solution.
Monday, July 25, 2022
JTW Podcast: Robert Hutchins
Today we have a short but interesting presentation on Robert Maynard Hutchins. Admittedly the presentation could be a little more polished and slick, but in this case at least it’s the thought that counts:
Friday, July 22, 2022
News from the Network, Vol. 15, No. 27
Although the news each week seems depressingly the same, there are hopeful signs. One is the increasingly desperate nature of Russian propaganda (Ukraine using mutant soldiers and green energy is gay? Seriously?), and the utter stupidity of wasting munitions on civilian targets when their supply lines are getting plastered by HIMARS after the Russians claim to have destroyed them (see “desperate Russian propaganda,” above). The other very positive sign is that it is becoming increasingly obvious that the Economic Democracy Act is rapidly becoming the only game in town:
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
A Question of Jurisprudence
Today we look at abortion from a natural law perspective. In our opinion, looking at it an any other way is at best a misdirection, and at worst a serious strategic and tactical error. In particular, making it a religious issue does little good in the long run, although in the short run it makes it easier to get emotional support and raise funds.
Monday, July 18, 2022
JTW Podcast: Unnecessary Jobs
Today’s podcast is an interesting take on how many jobs are simply there because people want or need a job to make what they call a living. While very good up to a point, it goes off track by not questioning the whole wage system mentality that leads to what they label BS jobs in the first place and the need for the Economic Democracy Act.
Friday, July 15, 2022
News from the Network, Vol. 15, No. 26
You would think that as world leaders (and world followers) become increasingly desperate to find “new solutions” to increasingly overwhelming problems, they might actually start looking at something new, not just a rehash of failed (usually Keynesian) programs and theories that never could work. Why not consider something that has already been proven to work, although it might upset a few apple carts and certainly damage some extremely large egos. We refer, of course, to the Economic Democracy Act. It certainly couldn’t be worse than what we’ve got now:
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Breakthrough for Democracy in St. Louis!
Breakthrough for Democracy in the Heart of America, St. Louis, Missouri
Special Correspondent Rick Osbourne
On Friday, July 1st, 2022, Republican Governor of Missouri Mike Parson signed a bill that’s designed to dramatically reduce poverty (and a myriad of related problems) in an area encompassing some of the roughest neighborhoods in St. Louis, without costing the government a dime! Moreover, as this project (known as the Heart of America Project) unfolds, it’s expected to create tens of thousands of citizens who are suddenly ECONOMICALLY PRODUCTIVE members of the local community in ways they’ve never been before.
Monday, July 11, 2022
JTW Podcast: Aristotle, The Politics
This is a good, short overview of Aristotle’s Politics, one of the seminal works of the Just Third Way of Economic Personalism. The main point that we want to highlight in this presentation is Aristotle’s fundamental assumption that human beings associate in a consciously structured institutional environment — the community or pólis — by nature, that is, political, not by accident or mere convenience or expedience as many later philosophers (and the Sophists of Aristotle’s day) would have it. “Man,” as Aristotle said, “is by nature a political animal.”
Friday, July 8, 2022
News from the Network, Vol. 15, No. 25
As the news comes in about the world situation, especially Putin’s War in Ukraine, the global debt crisis, the threat of famine, COVID-19, mass murders in Denmark, political assassination in Japan — just how many Horsemen of the Apocalypse are there, again? — it becomes increasingly obvious that there are serious underlying problems that are not being addressed . . . and that won’t be until we have the proper framework within which ordinary people are empowered to act with intelligence and justice instead of lashing out in desperation. We think that the Economic Democracy Act will provide the proper environment within which people can become more fully human. That’s why it’s fortunate that a book applying the concepts is on sale this weekend:
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Postcard from Mariupol
Mostly on this blog we try to address applications of the Just Third Way, with an emphasis on Economic Personalism and the Economic Democracy Act. Since February 24 of this year, we’ve been looking at how the Just Third Way program might be applied in Ukraine for the direct benefit of everyone once the Russian invasion has been repelled.
Monday, July 4, 2022
JTW Podcast: Originalism and the Constitution
Today we have something very unusual: a talk that actually mentions constitutional scholar William Winslow Crosskey (about half an hour in), and doesn’t really go into his importance in depth, but still it’s there:
Friday, July 1, 2022
News from the Network, Vol. 15, No. 24
Yet again, this weeks’ news items illustrate in the most graphic manner possible that the Economic Democracy Act is the only game in town when it comes to establishing and maintaining a just economic order: