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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...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Why can't we keep trains on their tracks?

This is supposed to be the most industrialized and technologically advanced nation in the world and we can’t keep trains on the track.

And we can’t keep trains on the track but drones can be controlled to kill people with pin point accuracy.

We can't keep trains on their tracks because of the screwed up priorities in this country.

Unemployment down and poverty soars.

Trump’s big boast is unemployment is down.


Unemployment is down only because so many people have been under-employed and unemployed for so long they are now forced to work for poverty wages.


What business wouldn’t want to expand with such cheap labor costs?


But this capitalist “boom” cycle will be very short lived simply because these jobs do not pay people anywhere near enough to buy back what they are producing.


We will experience severe “over-production.”


And when this “boom” cycle crashes it is going to be one hell of a collapse hurting tens of millions of people.


And when this capitalist economy crashes this time all the pension funds are going to disappear and people are going to have to work until they die... many people already have to do this.


Unfortunately, many people learn the hard way and don’t start to think until they are suffering the consequences of this rotten capitalist system.


Don’t count on the Dumb Donkeys to save you because they will not even take the most basic steps to defend the integrity of Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, Unemployment Insurance or public education. Their idea of reforms is to make sure Wall Street is free to rip us off while making it sound good for us while it is killing us.


How can unemployment be lower while poverty increases?


The answer is very simple: When you pay people poverty wages they are going to be poor.