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Friday, December 15, 2023

News from the Network, Vol. 16, No. 50

One thing becomes increasingly clear as time goes on without the powers-that-be considering the Economic Democracy Act, and that is that without a clear vision of where you are going, any road will take you there . . . and you have a high likelihood of selecting the wrong road:

Keynes got rich from speculation.


• “Inflation” Cools, Prices Stay High.  Don’t try to figure out reality from what the so-called experts are saying.  It can’t be done.  For example, “cooling inflation” doesn’t mean prices will come down, it only means they won’t go up as fast.  A few prices fall, just before going up again, but so long as we’re stuck in the Keynesian paradise, we aren’t going anywhere except down the tubes with monetary insanity.  And yet, and at the same time, the experts are saying that interest rate cuts could lead to more inflation . . . lowering prices means higher inflation?  We always thought inflation had something to do with higher prices . . . frankly, the only real solution to today’s economic mess is the Economic Democracy Act.


• Academic Moral Bankruptcy.  More evidence that Academia is even more isolated from reality than Keynesian economists has surfaced in comments by the heads of America’s leading universities calling for Jewish genocide à la the Third Reich.  No, Academics, you aren’t gods, and at the rate you’re going, you’re not angels or saints, either.  Frankly, real people need to take back Academia, and that is only going to happen when we get the Economic Democracy Act.


• Education for Slavery.  As far as Robert Kiyosaki is concerned, today’s young people are not being educated, they’re being trained . . . to be good wage slaves and management serfs.  Genuine education that will bring about entrepreneurship, innovation, progress (as opposed to progressiveness) is being completely ignored . . . something which Robert Maynard Hutchins noted nearly a century ago, and which has only gotten worse since.  The problem, as Hutchins saw it, is that education has become obsessed with money and job training, when neither should be of primary or even secondary concern in education, but focused on giving people what they need to lead a good life.  That will never happen so long as Academia depends on outside sources for money, whether government or the private sector.  If we had the Economic Democracy Act, however, the problem could very well solve itself, with students, faculty, and administration all having independent incomes so they can focus exclusively on real education.

Cool dude military genius


• Putin the Military Genius.  What can you say about a leader who, when his country is not threatened, invades another country, promising victory in two days, and years later has lost 87% of his original military, drawn down decades-old stocks of antiquated military hardware, has made no effective gains, and still insists he will gain a great victory?  It’s in the cards that Russia will start going back to the stone age pretty soon if Putin remains in power much longer.  Not that Ukraine is having an easy time of it.  Both countries need to get rid of Putin and adopt   the Economic Democracy Act.

The Kingdom of Keynes on Earth


• “Only One Type of Inflation Left”?  One of the problems about living in Keynesian Lalaland is that words mean what you want them to mean if you have enough power to force others to accept your definition.  This is a fundamental principle of Keynes, who believed the State has the right and the power to “re-edit the dictionary” and thereby change reality.  Thus, when the experts inform us there is only one type of inflation left, it doesn’t really mean there is little or no inflation, it merely means that they have defined the others out of existence.  If they really wanted to get in touch with reality, they would push to adopt the Economic Democracy Act.


• Federal Reserve Declares Interest Rates May Have Peaked.  In the latest noise coming from the Federal Reserve, the mystical monetary gurus of the central bank have declared that interest rates may have peaked . . . as if they didn’t have complete control over them.  Translated into English, such a declaration means they’ve run out of ideas and have no idea what they’re doing.  Of course, if they wanted to act rationally, they would push to adopt the Economic Democracy Act, and let the market determine interest rates.


• Pandemic Economic Impact.  Strange as it may seem to people living in the real world, the experts have realized that the economic impact of the pandemic is lasting longer than they thought it would.  Evidently you can’t shake up the world’s economy and expect to see everything back to what they think is normal within a very short period of time.  Of course, normal is a somewhat relative term.  If they wanted to put the global economy on a footing that would be more human rather than popular, they should work is to adopt the Economic Democracy Act, which would return economic life to reality and stop all the Keynesian games being played.

• Greater Reset “Book Trailers”.  We have produced two ninety-second “Book Trailers” for distribution (by whoever wants to distribute them), essentially minute and a half commercials for The Greater Reset.  There are two versions of the videos, one for “general audiences” and the other for “Catholic audiences”.  Take your pick.

• The Greater Reset.  CESJ’s new book by members of CESJ’s core group, The Greater Reset: Reclaiming Personal Sovereignty Under Natural Law is, of course, available from the publisher, TAN Books, an imprint of Saint Benedict Press, and has already gotten a top review on that website.  It can also be obtained from Barnes and Noble, as well as Amazon, or by special order from your local “bricks and mortar” bookstore.  The Greater Reset is the only book of which we’re aware on “the Great Reset” that presents an alternative instead of simply warning of the dangers inherent in a proposal that is contrary to natural law.  It describes reality, rather than a Keynesian fantasy world.  Please note that The Greater Reset is NOT a CESJ publication as such, and enquiries about quantity discounts and wholesale orders for resale must be sent to the publisher, Saint Benedict Press, NOT to CESJ.

Economic Personalism Landing Page.  A landing page for CESJ’s latest publication, Economic Personalism: Property, Power and Justice for Every Person, has been created and can be accessed by clicking on this link.  Everyone is encouraged to visit the page and send the link out to their networks.

Economic Personalism.  When you purchase a copy of Economic Personalism: Property, Power and Justice for Every Person, be sure you post a review after you’ve read it.  It is available on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble at the cover price of $10 per copy.  You can also download the free copy in .pdf available from the CESJ website.  If you’d like to order in bulk (i.e., ten or more copies) at the wholesale price, send an email to for details.  CESJ members get a $2 rebate per copy on submission of proof of purchase.  Wholesale case lots of 52 copies are available at $350, plus shipping (whole case lots ONLY).  Prices are in U.S. dollars.

• Sensus Fidelium Videos, Update.  CESJ’s series of videos for Sensus Fidelium are doing very well, with over 155,000 total views.  The latest Sensus Fidelium video is “The Five Levers of Change.”  The video is part of the series on the book, Economic Personalism.  The latest completed series on “the Great Reset” can be found on the “Playlist” for the series.  The previous series of sixteen videos on socialism is available by clicking on the link: “Socialism, Modernism, and the New Age,” along with some book reviews and other selected topics.  For “interfaith” presentations to a Catholic audience they’ve proved to be popular, edging up to 150,000 views to date.  They aren’t really “Just Third Way videos,” but they do incorporate a Just Third Way perspective.  You can access the playlist for the entire series.  The point of the videos is to explain how socialism and socialist assumptions got such a stranglehold on the understanding of the role of the State and thus the interpretation of Catholic social teaching, and even the way non-Catholics and even non-Christians understand the roles of Church, State, and Family, and the human persons place in society.

Those are the happenings for this week, at least those 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 well see that it gets into the next “issue.”  Due to imprudent and intemperate language on the part of some commentators, we removed temptation and disabled comments.