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Barack Obama, other countries »

[5 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]

Obama’s Speech, World Peace, and Income Security Obama’s speech yesterday in Cairo is receiving enormous attention around the world, and that makes sense. Here’s the conclusion: The Holy Koran tells us: “O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know [...]

Barack Obama, Franklin Roosevelt »

[15 May 2009 | Comments Off | ]

To save capitalism, income security for all is imperative. That phrase, “saved capitalism,” is one many historians use to describe Franklin Roosevelt’s actions in response to the Great Depression. We got Social Security; the FDIC, to insure bank deposits; the SEC, to protect investors and restore confidence in financial markets; and other government agencies and [...]

Barack Obama, ordinary citizens »

[3 May 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

The past week’s news, filled with hype and hoopla about President Obama’s first 100 days in office, has me wondering about something: Is Obama putting us to sleep? Are we expecting him to solve our problems for us? By “us” and “we” and “our” in those questions, I’m referring to ordinary Americans, those who used [...]

Barack Obama, economic growth, financial crisis »

[18 Mar 2009 | Comments Off | ]

Aid to small businesses is a step, potentially, though only a baby step, in the direction of a guaranteed basic income for all Americans. A New York Times story about President Obama’s announcement is here and a 15-minute video is here. A story in the Washington Post, here, includes the following paragraph: “Small businesses are [...]

Barack Obama »

[25 Feb 2009 | Comments Off | ]

President Obama last night called for prompt action on energy, health care, education, and deficit reduction. We can achieve his goals more rapidly and easily if we start with income security for all. Regarding energy: Obama called on Congress to enact a cap on carbon to drive progress toward renewable energy sources. Caps will increase [...]

Barack Obama »

[10 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Though Obama has not called for a guaranteed basic income, he said some things last night that clearly indicate the power and need for this idea: Our immediate job is to reduce the downward spiral. And that means putting money into consumers’ pockets. The bill he and Congress are working on, however, would put money [...]

Barack Obama »

[18 Jan 2009 | Comments Off | ]

“We Are One” is the title for concert and celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. The music and speeches were full of patriotic themes, though not much in the way of specific, concrete proposals to enhance and strengthen our sense of oneness. Perhaps Obama and the speechwriters don’t yet know the history of income security ideas. [...]