Just Third Way Feature

How We Can Finance New Infrastructure with Citizen Ownership

America faces a conundrum: Everybody agrees that something needs to be done about our crumbling infrastructure, but nobody knows where the money will come from to finance it. One thing is increasingly clear, federal tax dollars will provide at best a fraction of the $1.5 trillion needed. And, as...

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What is Money?

by the Center for Economic and Social Justice (Revised September 11, 2018) Money and credit, and where they come from, are not as mysterious as most people think. To understand how money is created, however, we first have to ask, “What is money?” Most simply put, money is anything...

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Own the Robots: Turning Citizens Into Masters, Not Victims, of Technology

The Global Issue MIT’s David Rotman calls it a “jobs crisis.” Leading economist Jeremy Rifkin predicted it to be the “end of work.” Hod Lipson of Columbia University calls it “something we as technologists need to start thinking about” (Rotman 2015). Robots and automation are eliminating jobs faster than...

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Some Unexpected Support for the Just Third Way

Sometimes we discover to our surprise and delight that our ideas of economic and social justice are spreading around the world, unbeknownst to us. Recently CESJ’s research intern, Eliza Riley, learned from a friend working in Mexico that his boss had given a speech before a group of private...

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The Need for Economic and Social Justice – by John Scales Avery

The Center for Economic and Social Justice advocates a radical decrease of the economic inequality that today has allowed a tiny corporate elite to control not only our mass media, but also the entire apparatus of government in many countries. I firmly believe that greater equality and restoration of...

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Surfacing Leaders With a New Vision

  Editorial of the Center for Economic and Social Justice (Published July 22, 2016)   Recently a member of the Center for Economic and Social Justice (CESJ) took the initiative to reach out and open the minds of the leaders of the Libertarian Party.  The objective was to expose...

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The Root of the Problem — and the Solution. (Norman G. Kurland)

All of today’s economic gurus and policymakers understand the need for faster rates of sustainable growth.  Yet all of their strategies presume that we need either the rich or the government to finance growth. They’re wrong.  The 99% do not need the money of either the rich or the...

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Review: The Need for a New Economic System by John S. Avery

Review by Dr. Dorothy Guyot of The Need for a New Economic System by John Scales Avery. Opening comments by CESJ President Norman Kurland: In his November 24, 2015 book The Need for a New Economic System, Dr. John Scales Avery, a scientist whose work enabled the Pugwash Conferences...

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Pope Francis and the Just Third Way — Michael D. Greaney

CESJ’s Director of Research Michael D. Greaney has just published an article in the respected Homiletic and Pastoral Review that discusses the role that Pope Francis could play as a globally respected moral leader and teacher in solving systemic problems such as the growing wealth and income gap. In...

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The Time Machine – Jim Aulenti

For a second let’s all jump into our Time Machine and set the dial to 1900. Congress passes a New Capital Homestead Act authorizing access to capital credit through the private banking system for every US Citizen.    Here we are, 114 years later.   What does our Nation...

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