The Occupy Wall Street movement
Some notable connections with A Better Organization
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
By Lev Shakhmundes, in extension of the one-year old notes below
One-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement is marked by demonstrations in New York City and Toronto. And it is in the media spotlight these days.
Has the disparity in living standards diminished during the past year? No, it has not. First, the Great Recession has not yet run its course. Second, I am not aware of any policy measures in the United States of America, or in Canada, or any other country, aimed at reducing the disparity.
Is there hope for any progress in abating the trend of growing disparity? We are going to place ours into a toddler. It is the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), which is not yet three-year old.
Friday, October 7, 2011
By Lev Shakhmundes
In Chapter 10, Capitalism, the official statistical data published by the governments of Canada and the United States is reviewed. In both countries, over decades, the disparity between the living standards of the more prosperous and less prosperous segments of population is broadening. Let us assume this trend remains unabated. What would the eventuality of such a process be as we could derive from history? Make an educated guess. I would say, a revolution. So, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, we ain’t seen nothing yet!
What would a remedy be? The requirements Governance in the Public Interest and Governance with Wisdom permeate the book. They are addressed in a good number of the book’s propositions.
To find a place in the channels of governance where wisdom could naturally reside, was a difficulty that the author was not able to resolve decisively.
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