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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...

Friday, January 24, 2014

About government debt and deficits.

All the Wall Street pundits and economists want us to think that debts and deficits aren't a bad thing; however, they never point out that the ONLY reason we have debts and deficits is because for over one-hundred years the U.S. government has sought a way to fund war after war.

No one is supposed to ask what we are buying with these debts and deficits.

Why not?

Because to admit that the only thing we are purchasing is preparation for wars and wars would be unacceptable to most people in this country so these politicians keep talking about debts and deficits as if they are not related to anything although we are told the government couldn't get along without either.

Of course they never point out, either, that we pay the interest on these debts and deficits from which Wall Street bankers make a hefty profit.