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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

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Full Employment

All these Democrats and Republicans keep talking about "jobs, jobs, jobs."

The more they talk about jobs the more unemployment we get.

With so much talk about "jobs, jobs, jobs" I find it impossible to understand why none of these politicians will talk about what is required to create a "full employment economy."

"Full employment"--- does anyone dare to talk about it lest they be called a "red?"

Check it out what happens in this country when any politician dares to talk about "full employment."

If you would like to look into this a little further I would encourage you to check out the transcript of the hearings held on the "Full Employment Act of 1945:"

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015081304209%3Bseq%3D10%3Bview%3D1up

1945 was the very last time any politician in this country dared to advocate for a "full employment economy" talking about how a job is a right.

I suggest we need to begin a vigorous debate in this country about the need to mandate "full employment" through legislation.

Any form of government and/or economic system that can't assure "full employment" for its people doesn't deserve to exist. This is just plain old common sense.