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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:

"Remember me?"


• A Man of Conviction Needed.  Not a man who has been convicted?  Whatever.  The real question is whether the Republican Party will now do a search for a candidate with a specific vision . . . such as reviving the party of Lincoln and adopting the Economic Democracy Act.  The United States and the world need something like the 1862 Homestead Act, only better, and the Economic Democracy Act would fill the bill.  There are rumors that some key people in Ukraine might be waking up to the possibilities inherent in a program of expanded capital ownership, but what about key people in the United States where the idea was born?  This country needs a leader who will look to the good of the country rather than that of special interest groups or the status quo.  Congress needs to reassert itself and take back its power.  Will it do so?  It remains to be seen.


• The World is Saved . . . Again (Not).  According to yet another prediction, the U.S. economy is so strong from the government printing and spending trillions of dollars of fake money that the U.S. economy will “eclipse” that of China in seven years.  Why?  Because China’s population is aging faster than that of the United States.  Uh, huh.  What’s the real reason?  Given that the bulk of production is being done by machines, and people don’t own the machines, it’s really lack of purchasing power by consumers that is the problem, not the age of the population.  In fact, because older people consume at a greater rate than younger people everything else being equal, building consumption power into older people through a program of expanded capital ownership would remove the problem.  This could be done by adopting the Economic Democracy Act.


• Economic Distress Rising in U.S.  Evidently one set of experts is ignoring the other set of experts.  Contradicting the presumed fact that the U.S. economy is booming and will soon eclipse that of China, the incidence of economic “distress” in the U.S. is becoming widespread despite all the efforts of the government to order the sea not to come in instead of building sea walls and dikes — meaning adopting the Economic Democracy Act.


• Inflation Ghost Town.  A border town in Paraguay is suffering almost as much from Argentinian inflation and currency manipulation as the Argentinians.  It seems the real value of the Argentine peso is far below what is accepted in Paraguay . . . meaning that prices in Paraguay, which used to be cheap in Argentine pesos are now sky high in the same currency, and stores on the Paraguay side of the border aren’t getting the flood of customers they once did.  Of course, the problem could be solved by both countries adopting the monetary, tax, and other reforms of the Economic Democracy Act, but nobody seems to be thinking of that.

As fake as the Russian economy


• Russia’s Lose-Lose.  Russia has a tiger by the tail.  According to one economic expert, Russia cannot afford to continue its invasion of Ukraine . . . but neither can it afford to stop.  It seems that war spending is the only thing keeping the Russian economy afloat but is also the same thing dragging it down to the point of no recovery.  What’s the solution?  Get rid of Putin, pull out of Ukraine, and adopt the Economic Democracy Act.

• 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 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.