Blog #55a – Why is there Inequality? It’s no Mystery


Blog #55a – Why is there Inequality in the U.S.A.? An Answer in 22 and 7 words. Piketty showed, in 648 pages, that inequality is increasing long-term. It continued in the short term: In 2009, figures were: average net worth, top 1%;   $16,439,400   bottom 20% minus $14,000 Total Net Worth[1]      Top 1 percent              Bottom… More Blog #55a – Why is there Inequality? It’s no Mystery

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 and exclusion, insecurities of all sorts, all in a country that claims the values and… More Blog #30 – Transformative Proposals in Nine Areas

Blog #26 – Imagine Actually Occupying Wall Street – A Proposal


Blog #26 – Imagine Actually Occupying Wall Street – A Proposal DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT If the purpose of re-imagining the city is to stimulate understanding and appreciation of what the actual possibilities might be for a city of heart’s desire, and to move the uncommitted to join in the struggle to achieve such a city,… More Blog #26 – Imagine Actually Occupying Wall Street – A Proposal

Blog #25 – Re-imagining the City critically


Blog #25 – Re-imagining the City critically Re-imagining the city can be a provocation to reconsider and expand the range of possibilities for a city in the future. It can simply be an opportunity for an unfettered imagination physically to design something completely new and different, not tethered to the existing city. Or it can… More Blog #25 – Re-imagining the City critically

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 all there, the contradictions within the existing system blatant. But the relative strength of the… More Blog #16 – The Future: Strategic Implications