Please note I have a new phone number...

512-517-2708

Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.


"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Social Security

Something to think about:

At 8PM a few days before Christmas 1934, U.S. Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins and five other policy makers sat down at a dining table, locked the door, and unplugged the phone. Six hours later, the framework for Social Security had been hammered out. After seventy-seven years, millions of Americans continue to benefit from this one piece of legislation.

Something else to think about:

A full employment economy will solve all problems with Social Security. Everyone pays in; everyone gets something out.