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A retired MBA, I am a former corporate ideologue, former 3rd party advocate and current curmudgeon. While a continued supporter of a 3rd party, I have concluded their efficacy cannot be demonstrated until our form of Government is changed to facilitate proportional representation. This will require an Amendment to the Constitution which Congress will not support.

I am skeptical of our democratic republic's turn to plutocracy as its form of governance. As a member of Convention USA, I support an Article V States Convention for the purpose of Amendment considerations beyond the influence of Congress.

My interests include ending our Government's policies of war and empire, restoration of monetary, fiscal, and trade policy sanity, reversing the income inequality trend, and improving social justice, the seven major defects of modern day America.

On these concerns and others, I am an open book; reference OpEdNews - Articles - Author's Page for Harold Hellickson

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Monday, January 16, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Window of Opportunity: How Do We Get It Open? It seems like a crazy thing to suggest, but I will anyway. Inasmuch as there are two parties to corruption, the corruptor(s) and the corruptee(s), the Occupy movement and the Tea Party movement should fit together like a hand in a glove. Why have we not joined hands to fight our common enemy which is political corruption?

Saturday, January 7, 2012 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why Occupy? Here's why. This article discusses the modern basis for the existance of the Corporate American State and what must be done to destroy its grip on all three branches of our federal government

Thursday, June 16, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Seven Defects of American Governance -- Part 3 Without major revision to these seven defective federal government policies, the inevitability of societal collapse is simply a matter of time

Thursday, June 9, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Seven Defects of American Governance -- Part 2 Our government's policies of war and empire, the need for restoration of sanity to our monetary, fiscal, and trade policies, reversing the income inequality trend, and improving social justice, these I consider the seven major defects of modern day American governance. Unless or until corrected, the risk of societal collapse is eminent; the only uncertainty is in the timing.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Seven Defects of American Governance -- Part 1 The seven defects of American governance have seriously degraded the quality of life for the vast majority of citizens. Unless corrected they will lead to societal collapse perhaps even the disapperance of the U.S.A. as a nation state.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Seven defects of American governance Without major revision to these seven defective federal government policies, the inevitability of societal collapse is simply a matter of time.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Income Inequality Equals Pathogenic Social Policy There is a cure for the pathogenic social policy now resulting in the increased soceital and individual problems. Everyone must face some tax increase and the rich must face very large tax increases. Income inequality must be reduced. Amongst developed nations there is clear evidence that greater equality makes stronger societies

Saturday, January 29, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Follow the Yellow Brick Road -" Who Rules America - Part 5 A series of articles and consistent logic from the examination of the public record of 16 institutions that clearly demonstrate that, while citizens are ruled by Government, Government is not ruled by its citizens. Government by and for the people is a sham. National elections are meaningless. The U.S. is under-developing to a third world status. National sovereignty is eroding. There is a plan and your are not a part of it.

Saturday, January 22, 2011 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Follow the Yellow Brick Road - Who Rules America - Part 4 Citizens are ruled by Government. Government is ruled by a plan for which citizens have no input. Government by and for the people is a sham. National elections are meaningless. The U.S. is an under-developing nation, soon to be a third world nation. National sovereignty is eroding. In this series of articles, the power and influence over Government of 17 institutions are reviewed. Theirs is a non-conspiratorial plan.

Saturday, January 22, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Follow the Yellow Brick Road - Who Rules America - Part 4 Citizens are ruled by Government. Government is ruled by a plan for which citizens have no input. Government by and for the people is a sham. National elections are meaningless. The U.S. is an under-developing nation, soon to be a third world nation. National sovereignty is eroding. In this series of articles, the power and influence over Government of 17 institutions are reviewed. Theirs is a non-conspiratorial plan.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Follow the Yellow Brick Road - Who Rules America - Part 3 Citizens are ruled by Government. Government is ruled by a plan for which citizens have no input. Government by and for the people is a sham. National elections are meaningless. The U.S. is an under-developing nation, soon to be a third world nation. National sovereignty is eroding. In this series of articles, the power and influence over Government of 17 institutions are reviewed. Theirs is a non-conspiratorial plan.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Follow the Yellow Brick Road - Who Rules America - Part 2 Citizens are ruled by Government. Government is ruled by a plan for which citizens have no input. Government by and for the people is a sham. National elections are meaningless. The U.S. is an under-developing nation, soon to be a third world nation. National sovereignty is eroding. In this series of articles, the power and influence over Government of 17 institutions are reviewed. Theirs is a non-conspiratorial plan.

Thursday, January 6, 2011 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Follow the Yellow Brick Road - Who Rules America - Part 1 Citizens are ruled by Government. Government is ruled by a plan for which citizens have no input. Government by and for the people is a sham. National elections are meaningless. The U.S. is an underdeveloping nation, soon to be a third world nation. National sovereignty is eroding. In this series of articles, the power and influence over Government of 17 institutions are reviewed. Theirs is a non-conspiratorial plan.

Saturday, November 13, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Prenecroeconomiephiliation of a Once Great Nation Most Americans are unable to contribute to an increase in demand . They simply do not have the money to do so. To coin a phrase, America has undergone and continues to undergo a new-to-the-world economic system, one that melds the uber-wealthy elite, corporate, and political interests, one that loves to screw the poor and middle class to death; prenecro-economiephilia. Soon, the prefix may not be required

Friday, September 10, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will the Middle Class Dance the Plutocracy Polka at the Doomsday Ball? Labor Day has passed. Has the American Dream passed as well? What are the chances for laboring men and women to improve their standard of living How much of the middle class will find themselves to be the new working poor?

Thursday, September 2, 2010 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
So you're proud to be an American, right? Part 2 Life related indices compare the U.S.A. to the rest of the world.

Friday, July 16, 2010 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Beginning of Financial Pornography: Earnings, from Insanity to Obscenity CEO earnings are insane. The "F" word seems almost polite when measured against the obscenity of Hedge Fund managers earnings. As the rich get richer and the poor get poorer we, as a nation, grow less healthy and further distance ourselves from social justice.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Now is the time for all good men To any Congress person that has failed to "call for a Convention for proposing Amendments", I have but one question. Which part of "on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the States to call a convention for proposing amendments" do you not understand?

Saturday, November 7, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Political system earns a mulligan Congressional and Administrative leadership of our two party tyranny along with leadership of the Federal Reserve (FED) and the professional corporate-financial ruling class are all criminally corrupt and have committed treason against the public since at least 1974. It is time to change our political system. A Constitutional Convention is required.

Sunday, October 4, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Let's Vote our Interests - Only if We Do, Will They It is as true today as it ever has been. Do not listen to what they say, listen to and watch what they do. Here is a way to actually have Congress devise and vote for legislation that serves the purpose and interest of the middle class.

Thursday, September 10, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
There's Income --- Then There's Income Inequality: A New Standard for Banana Republics in the Making The U.S. is lacking in leadership of both economic and non-economic factors. Corporations own both Congress and the Administration. Most U.S citizens are wage/salary slaves for the Corporate Plantation. With global warming and the continuation of social and economic trends combined with spineless leadership for the people, the U.S. is on the verge of establishing new standards for a true Banana Republic.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
--- America -- A Land of Myths, A Path to Perdition Myths, legends, and paradigm are as endemic to the human specie as are fish to water. Are the great strengths of the American economic model, its small business strength and opportunities, the American dream, even democracy itself fact or fiction? Do Americans recognize reality or do Americans live in a land of myths, legends, and paradigms as an ostrich with its head in the sand?

Thursday, August 13, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How long have we got? Ours is "an age of corporate dominion"- over citizens in a system the citizenry are incapable of changing. Will the system collapse and change civilization as we know it anyway? If not, why is the combat ready 5th Army now permanently assigned to Homeland Security's FEMA? Why is FEMA having Halliburton building the internment camps?

Thursday, July 30, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Economic Hodgepodge - The Plight of 70% of American Families. Following my July 26th article, "Income and Net Worth Inequality" a commenter indicated he was in pursuit of additional information. I promised him that I would review my files and send him what I could find. I did. He suggested it be submitted as article for a wider audience. This is it with only a slight modification.

Sunday, July 26, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Income and Net Worth Inequality Just the facts Mam, just the facts. Well maybe a couple of conclusions.

Saturday, July 18, 2009 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Company Store or Theft by Any Means That the rich have prospered from the labor of others is not news. Neither are the varied strategies by which the rich have continued to grow income and wealth inequality. What would be news is that the directional trend of income and wealth inequality were reversed. But will it? If so, how?

Sunday, May 31, 2009 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
America's Axis of Evil There is an Axis of Evil in this country than maintains control of the many for the enrichment of the few. This Axis of Evil consist of the Democrat Party, the Republican Party, and the Corporate Elite that control both parties. It cannot be defeated by ballot; a sixth column is needed.

Thursday, May 7, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Two Decades of Political Racketeering The biggest protection racket in this country is not run by organized crime, not by Wall Street, not by Congress. The biggest protection racket in this country is run by the Presidential Debate Commission (PDC), a private corporation formed in 1987 by the Democrat and Republican Parties.

Saturday, April 11, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Where is the Light at the End of the Tunnel? Financial losses suffered in this economic crisis are staggering. These losses are approaching the annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the entire world. The rosy prediction that we will turn the corner on this recession this coming September is about as likely as is the as a complete economic collapse; severe dollar devaluation, and hyperinflation.

Sunday, March 29, 2009 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Two Strikes against Obamanomics Can President Obama's plan for economic and social reform succeed with two strikes against it? The first strike is the governing elites controlled Congress albeit with a Democrat majority. The second strike is his economic team consisting of leftover, or taught by, former President Clinton's team of Democrats. With two strikes against him, will he hit a homer or strike out?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 (20 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Income Distribution: Does It Really Matter Until or unless the low to middle class families in this country regain the ability to, and actually do, achieve significantly increased real income, our current economic quagmire will look better than any we may find in the future. Nothing in the current stimulus package(s) increases the value of non-executive labor upon which the vast majority depend. Does this not portend to a long and deepening recession?

Friday, March 6, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Income Re-distribution Until or unless the low and middle class families in this country regain the ability to, and actually do, achieve significantly increased real income, our current economic quagmire will look better than any we may find in the future.

Saturday, February 28, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Patterns: Evolution from New Ideas to Profound Human Impact In this, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Robert Darwin, it is timely to consider those few individuals that set in motion truly new understandings of our place in the universe. There are but a few handfuls of individuals in all of history whose thinking was so profoundly original that each provided an absolutely new way of thinking for all who followed.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Rich vs. the Rest: Devolvement of America - Unless The only war worth winning is that of the unspoken class warfare in America, the one that almost all of us are loosing. Unless reversed devolvement of America is inevitable.

Sunday, February 8, 2009 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Economic Tyranny and How To End It For more than three decades the super-wealthy elite have maintained their dominion over ninety-eight percent of the populace through control of government. Insistence on specific legislative actions would level the playing field and result in economic and social justice.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 (19 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Another Reason to Vote Third Party For 90 percent of Americans, wealth serves two functions. Firstly it assures our representative democracy will not be representative of the people; that we, as a plutocracy, will be governed by the wealthy. Secondly it enables philanthropy to exist. Neither serves the best interests of society.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
So you're proud to be an American So your proud to be an American, right? When Michelle Obama said she was "proud of my country" she had to be honoring the civil rights progress, from the time of her birth in 1964 to now, that which facilitated her husbands political ascendancy? When she said "for the first time in my adult life" she had to be referring to some of our other accomplishments. Lets look at some of our accomplishments both home and abroad.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Who's Running the Show: Who's Got All the Marbles Are "we the people" being deceived? Has "for the people" been forgotten by those in high public office? How biased is our representative democracy? Are we not a plutocracy? Would a third party make a difference?

Thursday, August 21, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Food for Thought: American Empire, Oil, War, and Beyond Looking back on the statements and observations of others provides great clarity in understanding our being in a state of perpetual condition of economic slavery living under a plutocratic government

Monday, August 18, 2008 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Health Care Proposal There is more to health care than universal coverage and single payer. Who do you want to profit from it?

Saturday, August 16, 2008 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
You Decide: Republican, Democrat, or Other The gross economic inequities of the past 3-4 decades result from failed policies of both the Republicans and Democrats, policies purchased by corporations and the super-wealthy elite, policies that have permitted capitalism to run absolutely amok. Can the duopoly be made to listen to the American voter?