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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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Should Public Ownership be used to save jobs?

Republicans are rabidly against any forms of nationalization or public ownership; Democrats are all for the "free market," too.

Democrats and Republicans--- except for a teeny-weeny, small little handful of liberal, progressive and left wing Democrats--- here in Minnesota joined together to oppose using public ownership to save the Saint Paul Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant which employed two-thousand workers and they gave away the publicly owned hydro dam which powered the manufacturing operation for over 85 years to a Canadian multi-national corporation to rip-off the people and profit from.

But, wait!

Public officials, Democrats and Republicans--- in Fosston, Minnesota voted, at the regular City Council meeting on September 9, 2013, to pay $350,000.00 to purchase the privately owned Fosston Golf Course from millionaire Greg Mireault in order to bring it under public ownership; why? To "save the jobs!"

Typical of the government's screwed up priorities.

When should public ownership be used to save jobs?