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Blog #46 – The Ethics of Gentrification, Social and Personal


The Ethics of Gentrification, Social and Personal Gentrification is an ethical problem. At the societal level, it is a problem of social justice. At that level, some quite clear guidelines for an ethical approach can be developed. At the individual … Continue reading

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Blog #30 – Transformative Proposals in Nine Areas


Blog #30: Beyond Immediate Proposals: Some Transformative Provocations The last blog, Blog #29 began with the puzzle that the United States faces deep-seated problems today: problems of poverty, inequality, discrimination, poor education, unemployment, unaffordable housing, unaffordable health care, social aggressiveness … Continue reading

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Blog #29 – Premature Democracy, Congress, the 99% and the Tea Party


What’s the matter with the United States Congress? Too much democracy? ? “Premature democracy”? If the 99% are dissatisfied with the status quo and it only benefits the 1%, why don’t they change it? What explains the Tea Party’s positions … Continue reading

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Blog #17 – 99%/1%: The Slogan and the Reality


Blog #17 – 99%/1%: The Slogan and the Reality There are five blogs dealing with:  the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Right to the City Alliances, as representative of the 99%, who is in them and who in the … Continue reading

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Blog #16 – The Future: Strategic Implications


Blog #16 – The Future: Strategic Implications   A.     Transformation   So: since 1968, at least, the situation seems to have been ripe for transformation., objectively the material and technical prerequisites for a more socially supportive and equitable society are … Continue reading

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Blog #15 – The Right to the City and Occupy: History and Evolution.


Blog #15 – The Right to the City and Occupy: History and Evolution.[1][2]   A.     History: Rise, Defeat, and New Life of the Resistance Movements   Capitalism, early fostering industrialization but not identical with it, has created wealth and technological … Continue reading

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#3. Occupy and the Provision of Public Space: The City’s Responibiities


OCCUPY AND THE PROVISION OF PUBLIC SPACE: THE CITY’S RESPONSIBILITIES The occupation of key public spaces by Occupy Wall Street, as a means of calling attention to more basic problems, raises questions of the role of public spaces that need … Continue reading

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#9. Occupy WallStreet – Claims, not Demands


#9. Occupy Wall Street –Targeted Claims, Not Limited Demands The Occupy Wall Street movement is a basic response to a social system seen as unjust and inhumane, one which is killing people, leaving millions in poverty, destroying the natural environment, … Continue reading

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