Own or be Owned ... Every Citizen an Owner!
"Yeah well you know, we'd all love to change the world"
opening lines from Revolution, 1968, flip side of Hey Jude, and later on The White Album ~ by the Beatles of course, who had 4 records on the Rolling Stones Top 10 Greatest Albums ~ but this essay is not about music: its about something else near and dear to our hearts: freedom, peace, and prosperity: the grounds and fruits of…Continue
Added by Jim Aulenti on July 1, 2018 at 11:16am — No Comments
The protection of civil rights and civil liberties is the most important political value in the United States society. Civil rights are the protection against the institutional and government actions. For example, the Frist Amendment of the Bill of rights and liberties in the United States Constitution guarantees citizens right to practice the religion they please. Therefore the government and other institutions have no mandate to interfere in any person’s freedom of…Continue
Added by Mora Terhle on November 27, 2017 at 5:11am — No Comments
1. Monetary reform that stops the creation of money for any purpose other than productive growth. (Especially: Stop monetizing government debt!)
2. Universal citizen access to capital ownership.
This is the fix for so many of the world's problems. Boom-and-bust, declining purchasing power of the dollar (and all similar currencies), unemployment, too big to fail bailouts, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and a host of other crises are symptoms of creating money for the wrong reasons.…Continue
Added by Dave Hamill on October 26, 2016 at 1:51pm — No Comments
Hello Ms. Lyster,
I am a fan of your work, especially your financial coverage like the in-depth discussions with author Nomi Prins. It is rare for a well-known financial…Continue
Added by Dave Hamill on September 29, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Hello members of the Coalition for Capital Homesteading,
I am honored to have been named to the advisory board of the Grantcoin Foundation. Grantcoin is a crypto-currency similar to Bitcoin, but different in several ways including the way new units are put into circulation. And that is important, although apparently not many people seem to think so because they have allowed traditional money creation to operate for decades in a way that…Continue
Added by Dave Hamill on July 30, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments
For a second let's all jump in to our Time Machine and set the dial to 1900. We pull the lever, flip the switch and in a few minutes we are in The United States …Continue
Added by Jim Aulenti on November 19, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
Hello supporters of Capital Homesteading,
We are building a new political party, and you are invited to get involved. There is a grassroots movement coming together in Kentucky and Ohio, and your state can be next. We are having regular conference calls and strategy sessions. Send a message to the admin of this site if you want to participate. The platform can be viewed here:…Continue
Added by Dave Hamill on August 23, 2014 at 7:05pm — No Comments
Perhaps you have heard about a movement that calls for our own version of the Arab Spring, inviting masses (i.e. ten million people) to peacefully converge on Washington D.C. this year starting May 16th. The idea, focused on removing law-breaking politicians from office, was started by Army Colonel Harry Riley (Ret) who is an honorable patriot with a career of service that should be highly respected; and the opinions shaped by a lifetime of risking death for country must be…Continue
Added by Dave Hamill on March 22, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments
“... in spite of environment, and in spite of custom, each frontier did indeed furnish a new field of opportunity, a gate of escape from the bondage of the past; and freshness, and confidence, and scorn of older society, impatience of its restraints and its ideas, and indifference to its lessons, have accompanied the frontier. What the Mediterranean Sea was to the…Continue
Added by Guy C. Stevenson on March 20, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments
CESJ has a NEW Homestead http://www.cesj.org/
Added by Guy C. Stevenson on February 15, 2014 at 8:51pm — No Comments
As we now have a six person directorate focusing on internal and external communications, may I suggest we actively consider restructuring the NING to better serve that purpose. To that end we need to create several permanent and durable structures within the Capital Homestead Community.
In recent week there have been numerous excellent articles addressing the scope of problems related to our dependency on job creation as the ONLY source of income. But universally, the authors are oblivious to the non-job-dependent solution. Simply extending jobless benefits once again won't solve the problem of long-term unemployment and underemployment, and the diminishing impact income losses have on the long-term productive capacity of the United States economy.
The common thread…Continue
Added by Gary Reber on December 30, 2013 at 12:40pm — No Comments
I have been told, ever since I first read The Capitalist Manifesto ... that the JTW and Capital Homestead Act are simple. Absolutely correct. For those who have dedicated their lives to it YES ...but not for the rest of the country! If it is so simple WHY are we having so much trouble making converts? Why do many of our own folks fail to understand the set of concepts that constitute 'private property.'? The reason why we have few converts is because we cannot communicate with…Continue
Added by Jerome J. Peloquin on December 27, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments
For many years, there has been a discussion about whether there should be a one-word label for The Just Third Way. It may very well be best to not have one. But it is an interesting subject, and we should not ignore it. Perhaps a single word would help with marketing.
Following the principles of creative brainstorming, a list of all proposed one-word names will be posted here. Criticisms of specific words will come quickly; that is the nature of this kind of thing. But it is most…Continue
On December 04, 2012, Barack Obama gave the most important speech of his presidency (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/12/04/remarks-president-economic-mobility). The topic was the rising level of economic inequality in America, which the President identified as "the defining challenge of our time: making sure our economy works for every working…Continue
Swiss citizens have submitted sufficient voter signatures to put an initiative on the ballot that would pay every citizen of Switzerland $2,800 per month, no strings attached. Similar efforts to provide a basic income to country citizens are under way throughout Europe. Even in the United States there is growing talk of establishing an annual Citizens Dividend or Social Credit for Americans as well.
Such schemes are redistributive and must be financed by a tax (open or disguised).…Continue
Added by Gary Reber on December 18, 2013 at 4:57pm — No Comments
Pope Francis used his first major written work to attack capitalism as a "new tyranny," while urging global leaders to fight poverty and inequality. In a document published Tuesday, November 26, 2013, Pope Francis denounced the “tyranny” of capitalism, "idolatry of money" and "trickle-down" economic policies, as well as consumerism and a financial system which he says rules rather than serves. The Pope urged politicians to guarantee all citizens “dignified work, education and…Continue
Added by Gary Reber on December 18, 2013 at 4:53pm — No Comments
The recently published data from the Census Bureau is depressing––as more people in America today are on welfare than have full-time jobs.
At the end of 2011, the last year for which data are available, some 108.6 million people received one or more means-tested government benefit programs––bureaucratese for welfare.
Meanwhile, the Census data showed that there were just 101.7 million people with full-time jobs, including both the private and government sectors.
Added by Gary Reber on December 18, 2013 at 4:48pm — No Comments
The low wages paid to fast-food workers are costing taxpayers $7 billion a year in public assistance, according to a study released October 15, 2013 by the UC Berkeley Labor Center. The report, "Fast Food, Poverty Wages: The Public Cost of Low-Wage Jobs In The Fast Food Industry" (http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/publiccosts/fastfoodpovertywages.shtml) was co-written with the University of…Continue
Added by Gary Reber on December 18, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments