"Communitarian Economics: How to Cut the Deficit and Put America Back to Work" by Amitai Etzioni (the "everything expert"):
"Communitarian Economics" by Norton Garfinkle:
Who is Norton Garfinkle? He's an interesting fella. He was a professor of Economics and Economic History at Amherst College 1957 to 1967. (See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norton_Garfinkle) Business references don't seem to include his membership on the board of the Future of American Democracy Association -- direct link: http://thefutureofamericandemocracyfoundation.org/index.html.
Not only is he part of the Communitarian Network and another Phi Beta Kappa (as is Robert Zollnik new Head of the World Bank and Condolessa Rice, head of the Bush campaign team called Vulcans), he's chairman of Oxford Management Corporation (whatever that is.. can't find anything about it) and has been involved in many other very successful corporations as well (one sold for 300 mil).
"Norton Garfinkle is immediate past chair of NHF. Mr. Garfinkle serves as chairman of the George Washington University Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies. He is also chairman of Oxford Management Corporation and chair of the executive committee for the Lamaze Institute for Family Education." http://www.nationalhospicefoundation.org/i4a/pages/Index.cfm?pageid=36
According to http://www.allbusiness.com/company-activities-management/company-structures-ownership/6723734-1.html in 1999 he served as chairman of
"Cambridge Management Advanced Systems Corp., which has developed a revolutionary air safety system for the Federal Aviation Administration that provides continuous accurate and timely information on visibility and sky conditions at airports around the clock in all weather environments."
This makes me wonder about what happened on September 11, 2001. Did the FAA adopt Garfinkle's "revolutionary air safety system"? That'd be interesting to know.
This very wealthy, highly eductated, closely connected, upper class society man is an expert on the American middle class:
"Norton Garfinkle. The American Dream vs. The Gospel of Wealth: The Fight for a Productive Middle-Class Economy. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2006. ix + 230 pp. ISBN 0-300-10860-5, $22.00 (cloth)
The first 10% of the full text of this article appears below.
The essential argument of Norton Garfinkle's book is that the American economic policy history can be understood as a struggle between those who believe that economic growth is best achieved when Washington's objective is to protect and extend the interests of the middle-class against those who say that the American economy is stronger, when national policy allows the richest Americans to pursue their interests fully. Garfinkle is firmly in the middle-class camp."
Anyway, we are entering the new age of collectivist-capitalism, so
"Throw out all the econometric models—we are now officially into uncharted territory."
Thanks to Chris Bieber for forwarding this March 12, 2008 article by Michael Mandel in Business Week: "The Fed's Historic Innovation"
The goal of every school of Communitarian Thinking is to introduce innovative solutions to problems and conflicts. Many people explain this process as the "Problem-Reaction-Solution" paradigm. Communitarianism is always the solution.
Economics was not one of the subjects I studied in college. By the time I went to school, few Americans were beng taught the original American System of Political Economy. I didn't learn about the original American political and economic system until winter -2002/2003, when Nordica printed List's book offline when she was babysitting for Shalee in Ten Sleep. We modified our Hegel tutorial to include List and the American system soon after. My political courses were separated from banking, economics and markets. I studied programs and policies and I did "follow" the money going into Central America in the 1980s, but I never had a class that included the CFR, the TC, fractal reserve banking or the private Fed. Economics was taught in other sub-classes though, and it was merged under the new social sciences, which Gorbachev and Etzioni dubbed "socio-economics," in 1991.
Unlike my level of comprehension in (watered down) American political principles, 19th century economic theory gave me a headache the same way 19th century philosophy did, so I avoided it. I've since furthered my study of American politics but as for the suject of political economy I have mostly all questions and few answers. I don't think I'll ever have the time to go back and figure out what the exact differences are between the First National Bank of the United States established under President George Washington and the Federal Reserve Bank (which is privately owned). According to the "left" there is no difference, and Andrew Jackson is held up by both "sides" as a great American president for refusing to renew the National Bank's charter. We touched on this subject slightly in Part II of the Anticommunitarian Manifesto. I still think McKinley's assassination is an important missing piece of communitarian infiltration into the USA, for many reasons, not the least being the fact that innovative solutions to American finances became the norm after he was dead.
Peter Myer's elist has also sent some good articles that I'll paste here later. In the meantime I suggest we all consider the possibilty that our money may soon be quite useless and the brutal reality of what that means. There is a reason all new emergency powers' acts include confiscation of stored goods. Hide it well America. We're in for one hell of a depression. It should become so bad that the American people will BEG for a solution, which has been well studied, written, planned, and organized in preparation for that monumental day.