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Art Pearl Against the World, The Mess We Are In. Part 3 In 3 sub parts

Art Pearl Against the World,  The Mess We Are In. Part 3  In 3 sub parts this one 3b Why liberal economics that did so well from WWII to 1970s won’t work today
These problems are:

1.high unemployment, high underemployment, too many of the existing jobs are part time and low
       pay
2.“outsourcing,” shipping of high wage, good benefits jobs to areas where wages are very low 
       and neither environmental nor worker safety measures exist

3.The impact of technology -  machines replacing human workers

4.Widespread inequity wage income and wealth -- the rich get richer, everyone else become poorer
The boom days are over no longer is wealth distributed to all segments of society, more and more of 
wealth is concentrated in the upper one percent One reason, unions lost their power.
Over the second 30 years post-WWII—an era highlighted by an impasse over labor law reform in 
     1978, the Chrysler bailout in 1979 (which set the template for “too big to fail” corporate rescues 
     built around dee…

Art Pearl Against the World, The Mess We Are In. Part 2: Can conservative economic policies cure our economic problems?

These problems are: High unemployment, high underemployment, too many of the existing jobs are part time and low pay. The deep recession wiped out primarily high-wage and middle-wage jobs. Yet the strongest employment growth during the sluggish recovery has been in low-wage work, at places like strip malls    and fast-food restaurants.“Outsourcing,” shipping of high wage, good benefits jobs to areas where wages are very low and neither environmental nor worker safety measures exist."Steve Jobs real name was: Steve Jobs in China. Apple, whose founder was Jobs, employs 550,000 workers, 500,000 work in China." (Art Pearl, speech, Victoria University, Melboure, Australia, April 2012). 3.The impact of technology - machines replacing human workers Many people fear a jobless future — and their anxiety is not unwarranted: Gartner, an information technology research and advisory firm, predicts that one-third of jobs will be replaced by software, robots, and…

The Mess We are In and How Democracy Gets us Out: A Four Part Series

INTRODUCTION.

We have devolved to such an extent that our only choices now are fascism (total corporate control over everything, total absence of individual power, no rights, no access to any important decision making, demonization of vulnerable populations)
OR
Democracy. The problem is that we have no idea what democracy is.

This presentation is in four parts.
1. The mess we are in
2. Why we won’t get out with what worked before
3. What is democracy, it is not what you think it is.
4. How democracy will save us

1. The mess we are in
We are in the longest war in our history with no end in sight. We are militarily involved in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and who knows where else None of these countries attacked us.

9/11 justified the wars, however 14 of the 18 “terrorists” involved were from Saudi Arabia where woman can get stoned to death for driving a car, and Saudi underwrites ISIS. Saudi continues to be supported by the US.
The cost of the wars and for a war machine is mo…

Democratic Education- or, Rescuing Public Education, And While We Are at it, Private Ryan? Yes, and Everybody Else. By Art Pearl

If public schooling is to be rescued from the clutches of an ever more aggrandizing, ever more unscrupulous, ever more insistent, ever more unAmerican global capitalism, the alternative must be clear and precise. Such an education must be perceived to be desirable and feasible by a goodly number - ultimately a majority. And by desirable meaning that students want to be part of it.It also must be sufficiently robust able to withstand the inevitable distortions by cacophonous loudmouths hired by Australia’s most famous refugee, Rupert Murdoch. O’Reilly and Beck as well as Limbaugh, et al who serve no other purpose other than to dumb down what passes for debate and thereby undermine democratic institutions. Democracy? Ah democracy. If democracy is the solution, it’s a slam dunk. Everybody loves democracy. Even more than they love Raymond. Yessss. Except there is no agreement to its meaning. Lots of folks embrace current corporate deform of education because they think it promotes democra…