Everyone Welcome – March 15

With Author Tom Webb Thursday 15 March 2018, 7:00PM to 8:30PM – Room 132, Beveridge Arts Center (BAC) Acadia University 10 Highland Ave., Wolfville, N.S.    Exploring Public Policy – Hosted by the Kings South NDP Abstract From Corporate Globalization to Global Co-operation explores some of the interconnected and disturbing trends facing our world andContinue reading “Everyone Welcome – March 15”

Rewording the trickle down theory

“The “trickle-down” theory: the principle that the poor, who must subsist on table scraps dropped by the rich, can best be served by giving the rich bigger meals.” William Blum, US author and journalist If you like this definition you might also like his book: Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World WarContinue reading “Rewording the trickle down theory”

Co-operation More Powerful Than Competition

An excerpt from: From Corporate Globalization to Global Co-operation, Page 90 “Neoclassical economics and right wing philosophy would tell us that the most powerful driver in human nature IS individual self-interest in the rational pursuit of maximum wealth for minimal effort. Wouldn’t that mean that co-operatives were just utopian dreams out of touch with whatContinue reading “Co-operation More Powerful Than Competition”

Growing Inequality or Economic Freedom

CBC’s Fifth Estate’s headline read:  “Wealthy Canadians exposed in KPMG offshore tax ‘sham’  $5-million ‘minimum’ entry fee to get into offshore scheme.”   Seniors who have worked hard all their lives but who are living below the poverty line want a better economy, a different economy for their children and grandchildren.  Students graduating with noContinue reading “Growing Inequality or Economic Freedom”

Why are so many people angry?

When the economic elite takes and takes and sets the rules for how the economy works and how trade will benefit them, it destroys hope and produces despair.  Despair is where anger grows.  When those who practice the politics of fear, lies, hatred, violence and revenge find despair and anger they cloth themselves in righteousnessContinue reading “Why are so many people angry?”

Making the Vision visible

  “For example, despite being surrounded by farmland, Marks (Louisiana)  residents had to drive 20 miles to the nearest Wal-Mart just to get fresh vegetables. But Shreveport Federal Credit Union changed all that by organizing local farmers into a worker-owned cooperative, renovating a building, and creating what became the Delta Muletrain Farmers Market.”  James TrimarcoContinue reading “Making the Vision visible”

Investor-Owned Banks vs The People

Are you puzzled or upset or angry by the CBC’s recent Go Public revelations about banks serving their investors at your expense?  You need to ask, ‘What is the purpose of a bank?’  It is not to provide you with financial services or good advice.  The purpose of a bank, the reason it was incorporated,Continue reading “Investor-Owned Banks vs The People”