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smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Mon, 11th Jan '10 1:04 AM

A NEW ECONOMY?

While reading the socialism page in Wikipedia, I came across the following statistics:

"A Globescan BBC poll on the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall found that 23% of respondents believe capitalism is "fatally flawed and a different economic system is needed", with that figure rising to 40% of the population in some developed countries such as France; while a majority of respondents including over 50% of Americans believe capitalism "has problems that can be addressed through regulation and reform".[63]"

Anyone here ever heard of James Robertson?

"In October 2003, at the XXIX annual conference of the Pio Manzu Research Centre, Rimini, Italy (closely associated with the UN), he was awarded a gold medal for his "remarkable contribution to the promotion of a new economics grounded in social and spiritual values" over the past 25 years."

I've read a part of some of his books, but never got much further due to my schedule. For those who "might be" interested in looking outside of the traditional Communist/Socialist/Capitalist views on economics, I've found him an interesting read so far.

Best of all, his books are available for free at:
http://www.jamesrobertson.com/books.htm

oogie54
Oogie54  (Level: 201.5 - Posts: 1120)
Mon, 11th Jan '10 11:55 PM

A number of books and articles I've read describe capitalism as being unable to sustain beyond a certain level of growth without collapsing, or becoming state-run....at which point capitalism gives way to socialism or similar form of govt. I'll try to dredge up some books.

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Tue, 12th Jan '10 2:07 PM

Sounds great Danny! One of my biggest objections to capitalism was described on the criticisms of capitalism page in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_capitalism , which is basically that capitalist societies often act in a way to provide socialism for the rich and capitalism for everyone else.....

Of course, the criticisms of socialism page was also interesting. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_socialism

BTW, I wasn't expecting anybody to read this guys books, just posted a link for those who were curious, but I was hoping someone had heard of this Robertson guy who "I think" is trying to come up with an all new economic system entirely.....just the ideas of his I've read are very interesting. Like paying people for housework, which would supposedly raise the GDP of our country? What craziness is this??


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