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Martin Luther King, unemployment »

[19 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]

The day after the MLK holiday, and Bob Herbert of the New York Times has an op-ed on King, concluding that King’s “long campaign for economic justice has been all but forgotten.” The irony is that Herbert seems to have forgotten King’s emphasis on guaranteed income in addition to jobs. Here are the last few [...]

Martin Luther King, bank crisis, economic crisis »

[26 May 2009 | 6 Comments | ]

The economic crisis demands income security for all. Sooner or later, our elected officials and other “leaders” will have to acknowledge that conventional political and economic approaches are not working. Conventional policies cannot work. A panel of prominent economists and scholars recently discussed the economic crises and some of the problems with the policies our [...]

Martin Luther King »

[19 Jan 2009 | Comments Off | ]

There were two issue campaigns that Martin Luther King focused on throughout the last year of his life, and both are still relevant, still necessary. One was opposing the war in Vietnam and his more general opposition to militarism.  The second was calling for a guaranteed income. For King, moreover, they were not separate issues, [...]