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I could be Bernie Sanders older brother by similarity. I was born in Manhattan, 1940, he, about a year later, in Brooklyn. I too am a white male American. A retired college professor of philosophy. We both were born of Jewish parents. I was in Harlem CORE, He in Chicago CORE. We both went to the University of Chicago; me 58 - 62, he 60 - 64 (I think.) And yet, I don't recall meeting him! U. of Chicago had plenty of progressive activists despite being a bastion of Milton Friedman. He went into politics in Vermont in '68 (?) and I settled that year into a college professorship in northwestern Pennsylvania.

I've been a long-time minor activist in the civil rights, anti-war, pro feminism movements and taught critical thinking and social philosophy. I've been a unionist, on the Board of Directors of a food co-op, an ACLU chapter president, a CASA, and an elected Green Party Borough Councilman in my small hometown. I'm happily married, for over 45 years, to a woman significantly responsible for my modest success in life, we have two great kids and one grandchild, for whom we hope there is a decent future! Recently I've been pushing Modern Monetary Theory.


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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 28, 2019
U.S Austerity Must Go! This article is an attack on austerity and financial repression. These are the economic source of the endless threats of Republicans to cut Social Security, etc the theory has proven to not work and to cause a lot of conflict and unhappiness among Americans
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 25, 2019
Possible Communication Channel to Politely Implore Trump Rich Contributors to Stop! A lot of individual requests of Mar-a-Lago donors for them to quit giving to Trump might help cut his fund raising.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 7, 2019
Argument for Impeachment Now Dem House leadership should start NOW, to introduce impeachment resolution in the House.
Alexander cuts the Gordian Knot, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 24, 2018
The Gordian Knot: Immigration, Climate Change & Automation No modern-day Alexander can conquer the know world. In fact, the world is striking back at being poisoned. The Gordian Knot might still be loosened starting with adoption of Modern Monetary Theory in budgeting in the U.S. If insecurity of the masses could be lessened by guaranteed income, the U.S. might move toward social democracy and lighten up on the people of the world and the planet itself!
Mammon and His Slave, From GoogleImages
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Mammon on Verge of Total Victory Democrats need a new theory of money and financing for support of election promises to restore general-welfare programs like Social Security. Such a theory is Modern Monetary Theory. It is associated with the Sanders Institute and destroys Republican "Money is Scarce" rhetoric! Without it, Democrats are still just Neoliberals!
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 30, 2018
A Call to Preach the Gospel of Modern Monetary Theory This paper presents two, for me, litmus tests for Democratic candidates for the elections of 2018 and 2020 to stimulate movement by progressives to give the Democrats an explicit leading campaign ideas, SOCIAL MODERN MONETARY THEORY. This could, I hope, provide a better basis for campaigning than another collection of tokenistic"neoliberal" programs.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Jumpstart America A proposal for a left-progressive platform for Democrats that could fund employment and infrastructure through Congressional creation of money.
You're too poor? You'll be pushed off the Bridge of LIfe by Age 7 (2nd right of center) for sure! Wasenius Ages of man 1831, From MyPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 30, 2017
Republicans, Eskimos and "Good Germans" Analogies to the Republican health-care proposals.
Henry VIII, Pussy Grabber, Woman Murderer, From FlickrPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 12, 2017
The Usurper versus Direct Democracy The People are wiser than the Prince! Let Democrats be democratic! Push for a Constitutional amendment that would guarantee that the winner of the popular vote would be the next president.
Out of Afghanistan, at last!, From MyPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 24, 2017
Reform the Democratic Party: Push Policy, instead of Purging People This paper proposes that progressives, instead of calling for purges of Democratic party leaders, should push for explicit adoption by the Democrats of certain policy goals and the taking of strong legislative action to force these goals' adoption.
Out of Afghanistan, at last!, From MyPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Whither Now, Progressive Advocates? I offer some suggestions for progressive advocacy following the 2016 election, particularly for a suitably Napoleonic new president.
Out of Afghanistan, at last!, From MyPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Boycott Vote for Peace Push An urgent call for progressives to thrust the issue of Middle East Peace back into the campaign 2016 before the election.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 17, 2016
Back of the Envelope Calculation for Providing Millions of WPA-like Jobs with Helicopter Greenbacks How to reduce income deprivation, or starvation, for some millions of Americans.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 4, 2016
A Progressive's Indictment of the Democratic Party A 10 - item list is given of harms to large numbers of Americans which either Democrats actively participated in or failed to prevent when they could have prevented them. It is concluded that both major parties are thoroughly corrupted and, although one should vote, both parties activities should otherwise be boycotted, even spurned.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 18, 2016
REVISION: Repair America's "Greatness" with Greenbacks A revised, scaled-back, controlled version of how to get money for large public-works programs to get America working again.
Government created, debt and tax free money. It's real, restorative power to the people., From MyPhotos
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 9, 2016
For a Greenback Restoration AN argument for use of government money, greenbacks, to be created, not taxed out of people's earned income. This money to be used to restore middle income and poor Americans to roughly where they were before the Crash of 2009. A Presidential LEADER, alone, might be able to start it. By putting the money into public works employment programs it would restore many and trickle up to local and state governments.
Government created, debt and tax free money. It's real, restorative power to the people., From MyPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Where's Our Damned Bailout? Following up the Great Recession we see, as economist Jack Rasmus put it in his book title, "Obama's Economy, Recovery for the Few" that about 165 million Americans remain severely financially impaired. A way of remedying that is described, using debt - free greenbacks.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Beyond Bernie Assuming that the truth and justice in Sanders campaign will be beaten by the wealth behind Hillery the Sly, what next for all who want government to do some good?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 7, 2016
How to Win Peace in the Middle East The Middle East has become our new Vietnam. Voters can limit it by a mass outcry to both parties to limit their presidential candidates against funding any more regime change to "democratize" Muslim lands. Election of a first Jewish American progressive president (Sanders) could help!
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 17, 2016
The "Lighten Up!" Presidential Campaign Platform I present a two - plank platform to run upon for the Presidency: 1) how to obtain unthreatened basic income security for all through greenbacks, and 2) how to stop our murderous meddling in the Middle East (DISENGAGEMENT.)

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