On Dec. 3, 2017, we began a discussion contrasting the books Capitalism & Slavery by Eric Williams (1944) and Capitalism & Freedom by Milton Friedman (1962) [Note: free electronic versions of books at those links.] Our next meeting will be Continue reading Capitalism
For a while I’ve been feeling that we need a facility for open discussions between meetings (and also archived in a way that we have a record of them). Inspired by Merlyna’s great presentation the progress on this web site Continue reading Welcome to Alt-B on-line discussions
Stolen elections are so plainly a part of the US “democratic” electoral process. http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2017/05/02/20-computer-experts-issue-letter-to-kemp-on-e-voting-unreliability/
Jarrettia has volunteered to write book reviews. We are greatly looking forward to them. Return here to see them when they appear.
ORGANIZATIONAL SIGN-ON LETTER (all are encouraged to join) Please add your group at: http://tinyurl.com/TPPsignon Dear Representative / Senator: We urge you to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a binding pact that poses significant threats to American jobs and wages, the environment, Continue reading Opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Wake Up America: Let’s stop pandering to the wealthy donor class and make some noise to our politicians to get some real leadership on the progressive front to return more power to the ordinary citizen to create policy instead of Continue reading Marni's Protest in Hoboken New Jersey
Check out “Affordable Housing Needs a Reset”.
Just as we were discussing the horror show that is HPD … still more. Check out the News and Noteworthy listing on the indictments announced today. We were having trouble quantifying the scale of bad HPD generated construction. No prob Continue reading More Big Trouble for HPD
Michael White and Carolyn McIntyre came to Alternative Banking on Feb. 1st to describe their work fighting efforts to shrink the public library systems in NYC. Hear Citizens Defending Libraries” talk here. The group was formed almost two years ago in Continue reading Listen to Citizens Defending Libraries — Feb. 1st Talk.
Listen to the “Affordable Housing” talk here or click here to review the power point from Jan 25’s pre-meet. And access other reports discussed in the talk by going to the affordable housing tab under projects..
Totally Required Reading In preparation I’m asking you, if possible, to do some advance reading — it’s not really required! Above all, the following two items: Being Greek and an Economist While Greece Burns: An intimate account In November 2013, Continue reading After the Greek Elections: The Future of Austerity in Greece, Europe & Beyond