Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Open letter to Tom Ashbrook at OnPoint

Hi. Thanks for stopping by...

This is a letter I sent to Tom Friedman at the New York Times, which I modified and re-sent to Tom Ashbrook at OnPointradio.com.

Dear Tom
If you are interested in helping turn this country around, you could
devote a program or two to the work of civil rights champion,
attorney, and economist Norman Kurland, president of the Center for
Economic and Social Justice in Washington, DC. Dr. Kurland has been
promoting a true third way in economics, called the Just Third Way,
based on the work of Louis Kelso, the creator of the ESOP, and famed
American philosopher Mortimer Adler.

Dr. Kurland is an amazing man who co-founded the Center for Economic
and Social Justice — www.cesj.org — specifically to promote a
departure from the debilitating legacy of John Maynard Keynes, and
offer a logical new alternative that would expand capital ownership to
include all Americans, not just a wealthy few.

As even the mainstream media pick up stories about the end of Keynes'
now-discredited, debt-based economic model, one finds many saying
capitalism is dead, and that socialism is all that's left. It is not.
For over 50 years there has been a proposed alternate system that
almost no one has spoken openly about.

In my opinion, the lack of discussion of this topic by mainstream
economists invalidates any claim they might make that economics is a
science. If it is a science, then let's put ALL the options on the
table and test them. If not, then call it what it is - a scam on all
of us.

Tom, I know you are an honest broker of information, so I ask you to
pick up this challenge:

Look at the material on cesj.org. Call Norm — he is accessible and
ready to respond at almost any time — do your due diligence, and then
report what you find to the world. You will be breaking what may be
the most important news since the first American Revolution
established the concept of political freedom — the announcement of a
Second American Revolution that will establish a concept of economic
freedom and justice without which the first revolution cannot be

I pray you move quickly, before it's too late and, in our panic and
uncertainty, we contaminate our economy with even more socialism than
it already has. How ironic if the United States of America were to be
relegated to the dustbin of history as just another failed
collectivist State in the end.

Steve Roy

An additional comment:

I'm using the Rich/Poor Gap approach to try to get through to people who
know little or nothing about economics in a simple, direct way they
can relate to. I count myself among that number, especially in
comparison to Norm, Patricia, CESJ, The Kelso Institue and all the
other great people in this movement, but therein may lie a strength.

My goal is to bring this concept to a large audience, and to do that,
the explanations must be simple, clear, and full of common sense.
Thanks to all of you, anyone wanting the specifics now has several
reliable sources for accurate information. My job, as I see it, is to
leave the breadcrumbs along the trail that leads to that knowledge.
Apologies in advance for the lack of recent postings here -
- guess I'd better get writing again!

Thanks again for your support.
Steve Roy

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