Category Archives: Social Democracy

…Find Money to Help People, Interview with Tony Benn

If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people is a recent Facebook post quote from by Tony Benn, a retired UK Parliament and labour party member, from an interview by Michael Moore in the … Continue reading

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Social Democratic Safety Net And Crime Rates, Is There A Correlation?

When the 99% movement began, talk radio host Ron Owens was puzzled as to what they were all about and this supplied a topic to discuss for hours of radio programming.  Recently I heard Ron Owens tell a story about … Continue reading

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Senior Care

Here’s a video of a senior who feels seniors have been put at the bottom of the list. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2bYGMPM-I8&feature=share I’m glad this man expresses himself so well. Depending on health issues and the older people are, the less well they can … Continue reading

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Please join this Social Democracy Think Tank!

I’m looking for others to join this think tank.  If you want to form a pod of 2 or 3 people, I encourage that as well.  The goal would be to discuss social democracy in the U.S., it’s history, why … Continue reading

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Social Services to Avoid if you Don’t Want to Pay Taxes

This website has a long list of service US Americans shouldn’t use if they don’t want to pay taxes: 1. Do not use Medicare. 2. Do not use Social Security 3. Do not become a member of the US military, … Continue reading

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The Swedish Secret

The Swedish Secret, What the United States Can Learn From Sweden’s Story, is another recent book about social democracy.  It compares the U.S. history with that of Sweden.  The author, Earl Gustafson, is from Duluth, MN and it was published … Continue reading

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Europe’s Promise by Steven Hill

Europe’s Promise is a recently published book about how well social democracy is working in Europe: http://www.europespromise.org/ I heard the author interviewed on Amy Goodman’s show and on Chris Welch’s show on KPFA.  There are more recordings, video and audio available … Continue reading

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Prosperity Ahead: Sweden’s Past Points Minnesota Forward

I happened to notice while searching online, that my dissertation which is posted online, was referred to by an article in this publication: Prosperity Ahead: Sweden’s Past Points Minnesota Forward, then had a conversation with the author, who was very … Continue reading

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Social Democracy

Here is a post by a friend, Connie, on Facebook: I am increasingly coming to believe that the average American citizen today has NO understanding whatsoever of the terms communist, socialist, fascist, or Nazi. A lot of this is because … Continue reading

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Need to Refine Our Collective Definition for Happiness

Watch for this film this year: http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/  What makes for happiness is not simple.  On the one hand, our material culture is supposed to make us happy but we know that it is bringing ecological downfall.  The first pary of the … Continue reading

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