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
On Sunday, Dec. 23, we will be at Columbia 3-5 pm as usual. Join us there! For the week of Dec. 16 to 22, 2018 Banking and Finance Official Charter of the Yellow Vests Blacking out the yellow vests on Continue reading New and Noteworthy 2019
As I see it, the state senate survey will go like this: Common Cause (or coalition) will write the survey UWS Action (with help from others and BoE) will identify who is running in primaries and get contact information (email Continue reading UWS Action: State Senate Survey
Hi, this is a place to post comments on meeting with DCCC. I’ll start with Dale’s framing of questions for the meeting: I [Dale] suggest starting with a general open-ended question about DCCC’s role in picking candidates. Here are questions Continue reading UWS Action: DCCC
We are working on organizing a conference on inequality. Here is some food for thought on the subject: Visualization of outcomes for children born in varying economic circumstances, by race and gender or, as the NY Times more directly puts Continue reading Inequality
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”.