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                 Preview of guests for week of

                    Monday March 1, 2010: 

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Monday March 1,  Click date for more information about guest(s)

                                                            GUEST: 

                                (Originally aired: 02-20-84)

                                          LOUIS O. KELSO 

 

           Lawyer / Economic Theorist / Investment Banker

                     Author (With Mortimer Adler):

                                          

                      "The Capitalist Manifesto (1958)"

 

Louis O. Kelso and Patricia Hetter Kelso estimates of the relative real inputs to production in the American economy of Labor (Physical and Intellectual) and Capital over time assuming reasonably competitive markets.  So ingrained is the “ethic” of the “Labor Theory of Value” that they thought it best to refer to Capital Owners as “Capital Workers” in keeping with their understanding that Capital instruments do “Work” - as surely as the most diligent human surrogate worker – and that indeed the observable trend is for Capital Instruments to do ever more of the Worlds “Work”.  The reflexive prevalent attitude of equating “Economic” man with Essential Human Values including the whole vast array of values around the “Work Ethic” all contribute to camouflage and maintain the fundamental miss-match between the way goods and services are produced and distributed and particularly their trends projected into the future. Cybernetic contributions (now almost exponential) are only adding to the much longer Historical trend. Represents US Economy but applies to World trending.  HHC                          

Chart of concentration of capital ownership in the U.S. over time.  The same general pattern applies to virtually all economies of and the World Economy as a whole – Plutocratic ownership and control of the real means of production.  With “The Labor Theory of Value” it only worsens.  HHC -

Below Quotes @ www.kelsoinstitute.org

"Conventional wisdom says there is only one way to earn a living, and that's to work. Conventional wisdom effectively treats capital (land, structures, machines, and the like) as though it were a kind of holy water that, sprinkled on or about labor, makes it more productive. Thus, if you have a thousand people working in a factory and you increase the design and power of the machinery so that one hundred men can now do what a thousand did before, conventional wisdom says, 'Voila! The productivity of the labor has gone up 900 percent!' I say 'hogwash.' All you've done is wipe out 90 percent of the jobs, and even the remaining ten percent are probably sitting around pushing buttons. What the economy needs is a way of legitimately getting capital ownership  into the hands of the people who now don't have it."
(Louis O. Kelso, Journal Asset Based Finance, 1982)

"The trouble with today's techniques of finance is that they're designed to make the rich richer.  None are designed to make the poor richer. That's why the poor are poor. Because they're not rich."
(Louis O. Kelso, San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle, 1978)

"The Roman arena was technically a level playing field. But on one side were the lions with all the weapons, and on the other the Christians with all the blood. That's not a level playing field. That's a slaughter. And so is putting people into the economy  without equipping them with capital, while equipping a tiny handful of people with hundreds and thousands of times more than they can use."
(Louis O. Kelso, Bill Moyers: A World of Ideas, 1990)

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Charles Handy citing the 1930 reference by Lord John Maynard Keynes projecting “Technological Unemployment” for the future world of his grandchildren.  That would be right about now as technological advancement not only provides the possible means for Humanity’s collective “Transcendence of Scarcity” but poses the problem to progressives by their commitment (along with virtually all economic theorizing) to the “Labor Theory of Value” currently informing virtually all National Economies on Planet Earth &  the International System as well.    HHC 

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"Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist ... It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil"   

The General Theory - 1936

"We are being afflicted with a new disease of which some readers may not have heard the name but of which they will hear a great deal in the years to come - namely technological unemployment"

Letter to our grandchildren - 1930

(Lord John Maynard Keynes)

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                                               &

                       A.H. RASKIN

                             

           Reporter & Columnist for over 40 Years -

      

                                                 New York Times

            A Leading Expert on Labor Policy Issues

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  The program can be viewed in its entirety by clicking the you tube link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prM_0kiuE2o - LOUIS KELSO & A.H. RASKIN    

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Tuesday March 2,  Click date for more information about guest(s)

 

                                                       GUEST:

 

                          JAMES LESTER

 

 

 

      

 

 

                                Filmmaker

 

 

          

 

                            

 

                        Director / Co-Creator

 

             

 

       "GELBER AND MANNING IN PICTURES"

 

                                         directing Gelber & Manning

 

  

winning MovieHatch best short documentary award for "Sal Mosca:

     UN-SUNG" at Jackson Hole Film Festival (with fellow directors,

                        Craig Saavadra and Matthew Merkovich)

     

 

setting up a shot for Gelber & Manning leading lady, Kate Manning

actors Kristen Minsky, David Christopher Wells, and Jen Minsky on set

                                    of "Gelber & Manning in Pictures"

 

                    WWW.JAMESLESTERFILMS.COM

 

                        http://gelberandmanning.tv

 

                  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2890902/

 

                        JAMESLESTERFILMS@GMAIL.COM

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The program can be viewed in its entirety by clicking the you tube link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovu6kyJZTSg - JAMES LESTER

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Wednesday February 24,  Click date for more information about guest

                                                        GUEST: 

                                  (Originally aired: Oct. 1988)

                                   HEDRICK SMITH

                            (1ST 1/2 HOUR)

                      

    

Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy Award-winning producer/correspondent

Author:

"The Power Game: How Washington Works" (1988)

&

                                      RICHARD CLURMAN

  

             Head of the Time-Life News Service

    Keen Observer & Commentator on the Media

                           Author: "Beyond Malice -

          

                       

             The Media's Years of Reckoning," (1988)

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The program can be viewed in its entirety by clicking the you tube link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1cwaizxBe4 - HEDRICK SMITH & RICHARD CLURMAN

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Thursday February 25, Click date for more information about guest(s)

                                        GUEST: 

                           RANDOLFE  WICKER

 

 

  

 

 

              

 

                                      Polymath

 

 

     

 

                         Multi- Faceted Activist

 

                    www.randywickerreporting.blogspot.com

 

                     www.youtube.com/user/RandolfeWicker

 

                                        www.clonerights.com

 

                                      rwicker@optonline.net

 

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The program can be viewed in its entirety by clicking the you tube link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI_raWJtS7c - RANDOLFE WICKER

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Friday February 16,  Click date for more information about guest(s)

                                                               GUEST: 

 

                       

                                              (Originally Aired 01-17-00)

 

                         RODNEY  SHAKESPEARE

 

          

 

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                         SCHOLAR / TUTOR

                             CO-AUTHOR

                   (with ROBERT ASHFORD):

            

"BINARY ECONOMICS - THE NEW PARADIGM"    

   Christian Council for Monetary Justice - UK

                      London Global Table

 
                   Global Justice Movement

                       www.globaljusticemovement.net

                 rodney.shakespeare1@btopenworld.com

Work of RODNEY SHAKESPEARE since the original Program below

                

Introduction

Binary economics is the expression of a new universal paradigm or new understanding of reality that creates a new economics, a new politics, a new justice and a new morality.[1] Without the new universal paradigm there will be no peace nor an end to colonialism and racism.

    

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Rodney Shakespeare - 01-17-00 - RODNEY SHAKESPEARE

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