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Neal Herrick is author of the award-wining After Patrick Henry (2009). His most recent book is (2014) Reversing America’s Decline. He is a former sailor, soldier, auto worker, railroad worker, assistant college football coach, door-to-door salesman, bureaucrat, reporter and peace activist. He received his BS from the University of New Hampshire and his PhD from the Union Graduate School. He retired from the University of Michigan as a visiting professor


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Sunday, September 21, 2014 (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

Rank-and-file Republicans and Democrats should stop complaining and take action It is useless for us ordinary Americans to complain to our oligarchic government about our oligarchic government. Instead of taking action, however, this is how we occupy our time and energy. We complain about its invasions, torturing, fracking etc. Please, we add, overturn Citizens United (fat chance) and raise the minimum wage.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014      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

Government reform, the quality of life and the Convention of States (COS) The 4th of 4 articles on factors that correlate positively with quality of life. Factors are chosen by the availability of relevant data concerning them and because of their sensitivity to public policy. They are, in the order of correlation: governmental honesty, democracy, union density and competitiveness. We comment on policy implications of the data and relevance of the mostly Republican Convention of States(COS) project.

Sunday, September 7, 2014 (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

. Robert Parry should be read by all Ordinary Americans, Republicans and Democrats alike, learnedthe truth about our war in Nicaragua by visiting the the towns and villages of that oppressed country -- and by reading Robert Parry and a fewother truth-telling journalists. Now we cannot visit

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (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

Oligarchic corruption and the quality of life are mortal enemies Honest government shows remarkably strong correlations with the quality of life. Democracy is a close second. These correlations suggest ways and means of joining with our natural allies (rank-and-file Republicans) to defeat our common enemy (our oligarchy) and reform the corrupt government that serves it.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (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

Sen Warner's views on Ukraine Recently I wrote Sen Mark Warner (D-VA) urging him to oppose US policies in Ukraine. Here is Sen. Warner's reply

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (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

Democracy and Quality of Life Go Hand-in-Hand This article presents tables showing the associations of international "quality of life" rankings with democracy -- as defined by the Economist Intelligence Unit's democracy Index. The tables show strong correlations between the democracy rankings and the causes and indicators of the quality of life.

Friday, July 18, 2014      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

What we have (not) learned from the Penn State tragedy We (and the NCAA) have apparently learned nothing from the tragic sexual abuse in the Athletic Department at Penn State University. The NCAA's "slap-on-the-wrist," in effect, condoned the commercialization of college sports.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 (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

Unions and the quality of life go hand-in-hand Contrary to the opinions of Republicans and other conservatives, high levels of unionization go hand-in-hand with high rankings in the quality of life. Table 1 shows that the most unionized OECD nations are far more democratic, honest, competitive and pro

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 (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

A golden opportunity for progressives We need to end our oligarchy and make our government responsive to ordinary Americans. Our government, of course, will not be a party to reforming itself. An Article V convention is necessary and the Republicans have set the stage for one. Let's not loo

Saturday, May 10, 2014      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

Move On - or Learn From Experience This article uses two recent events to illustrate our reluctance to learn from history.

Friday, May 2, 2014 (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

Unions, the Constitution and the right to organize This extract and article propose an addition to the Bill of Rights giving employees and students the right to organize. The article also discusses the need for this right.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 (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

Organized Labor and Governmental Reform This extract discusses the correlation between national union densities andinternational quality of life rankings

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 (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

I Love Taxes Taxes are a wonderful or a terrible institution – depending largely on whether the people being taxed are represented on the taxing body proportionate to their numbers in the population.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (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 USA's Slipping World Rankings This extract discusses the relevance of data generated by five international ranking organizations to US policy development.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014      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

Taxation Without Represenatiom This abstract points out America's long tradition of declining to be taxed without representation.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (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

"TRADING DREAMS” WON’T WORK: Activism in 21 st Century America   Asking our unresponsive government to reform itself is futile. Instead, we should amend our Constitution to bring about reform     

Monday, March 3, 2014 (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

 Three Immigration Myths This article explains why there is no necessity for an immigration “wall.” It proposes enforcing the hiring prohibitions of the Immigration and Naturalization Act as a virtually cost-free alternative. It also argues that our bi-lingual policy prevents