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[Just a prefatory
note: I do not necessarily agree with everything presented in all
of these sites. I have included them because I think they have useful
material to stimulate thinking about economic justice issues.]
Political philosopher David Schweickart (Loyola University Chicago) has written
Capitalism (New Critical Theory). This is an excellent resource
for visualizing in concrete terms how the economy could be structured
in a more humane way (an economic system Schweickart calls Economic
Democracy) and how we might get from here to there. Margaret Thatcher's
mantra was TINA -- There Is No Alternative
(to capitalism). This book gives a clear vision of one alternative. There are several videos with talks by David Schweickart on YouTube (do a search). Here is a good one for starters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui7c4MoeXsw
Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks
to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous
and fair economy."
for a Fair Economy is an independent, nonpartisan organization
whose goal is
to revitalize America through a more fair distribution of wealth.
a publication and web site operated by FAIR (Fairness
and Accuracy In
Reporting). I find their e-mail listserve
particularly informative, well researched, and clear-thinking.
Moore. By now everyone has heard of Michael Moore (Bowling
for Columbine, Fahrenheit 911, Sicko, etc.). His most recent film, and I think his most profound, is
"Where to Invade Next," incredible interviews with real people who have experienced a different kind of
social and economic system, threaded together with a stupid gag line, but one that is easily ignored. It
is now out on DVD. Also, if you haven't seen his debut
and Me, it's about time you did. It probes the conscious
economic destruction of the film-maker's home town: Flint Michigan.