Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Let's See What Happens...

Blooger's note: I posted the following here on the day of Obama's inauguration. Let's see if the man who should be known on this day as the USA's "great promise" actually is independent and bold enough to become a real agent of hope and change for the world.

I originally posted the following about a week ago to the Obama.gov "Public Input" website. Whether or not, such is only public realtions and/or the gold can be discerned from among the common rock, remains to be seen.

I refer you also to the other essays on this web log, especially "Updated Reforming Financial Systems" and "Demand Side Management and Transportation Planning".


Written to Change.Gov – Obama Public Input Website

Let's not rush headlong with a "stimulus" package that would be similar to a shot of adrenaline to a dying organism. Let's give a redevelopment program much more thought and care and transition away from the simplistic Keynesian notions that assume that "the growth imperative" is true, and simply try to pump prime a moribund automobile (culture).

I have specific plans. We need to set the time frame for ecological economic re-development over the span of the next 20 to 50 years. Money spent now, should also be drawn from the funds from the financial bailout fund to begin the planning process and, as soon as possible, get the actual physical work started that will lead to an equitable, sustainable culture rather than another hit of heroin to a fossil fuel and other energy squandering supply side massive centennial and generational blunder, respectively.

You can get more info. on my work at the "Peoples Equity Union" web log, and feel free to contact me directly at (541) 343-3808.

Mike Morin


  1. Actually a question, if I may. Would it make sense to, instead of bailing out companies that have already proven their inability either to plan, or manage, their futures, with billions of $$, divide the billions by the number of citizens and disperse the money to them, thereby determining which companies we-the-people want to support by how we spend those $$?


  2. Interesting thought.

    I'd say, that if we did such a thing, the amount of money to be disperesed to each individual should be related to each individual's need. But, that would be impossible to determine and administer.

    I favor a small guaranteed income for all individuals, increasing with age. Such would help us transition to an economic system that would provide a living wage for everybuddy.

    Which brings me back to financial systems reform. Think about the unfair racket that the current Federal Reserve System embodies. The Treasury makes loans through a huge bureaucracy to investor-owned banks who then loan money to others on usurious terms.

    Wouldn't it be better to have the Treasury make direct payments to workers who are planning and implementing an economic system of neighborhood/inter-community/inter-regional (and worldwide)ecological economic redevelopmemt with the mission of peace, equity, humanity, sustainability, and quality of life. (Eventually, I envision one world currency).