RETOOLING THE FUTURE
Too few own the wealth of nations.
Too many own nothing.
But, with the right kind of credit, and the right kind of money,
we can lift up the poor, without pulling down the rich.
We can grow the economy, without poisoning the planet.
Each can own, and not be owned.
The Fed holds the key.
If you are someone who believes that defective and unjust systems are diminishing the freedom, well-being and personal sovereignty of most people in America and throughout the world . . .
If you seek peaceful solutions and a just alternative to the power- and ownership-concentrating systems of plutocratic capitalism and redistributive socialism; and . . .
If you want to work with others to redesign and rebuild “the system” to serve the good of not merely the few or the majority, but of every human being . . .
Then CESJ needs you!
We invite you to explore CESJ.org and our ideas. We hope that what you find here will inspire you to learn more, share with others, and become an active member organizing with others to put good ideas into action.
Let’s Get Started
There is a vast sea of material on this website. To help you get launched, here are a few suggestions:
1) Watch these three short videos (then check out the other selected videos in CESJ’s video gallery):
- The CESJ Slideshow on the home page (40 seconds) — this is what CESJ is all about.
- “People and Things” (1:47 minutes) — explains why it’s important for each of us to own personal shares of income-producing capital, and how we can buy capital assets “if money we lack.”
- “A Brief Introduction to the Just Third Way” (2 minutes) — a quick look at a new paradigm.
2) Read CESJ’s Core Values. If they make sense to you, then you already understand much of the philosophy and principles of what we call the “Just Third Way.” CESJ’s Code of Ethics remind each of us as members how we should treat each other in working together for social and economic justice.
3) Read the basic explanations of our “Just Third Way” ideas, and share them with your friends.
On the socio-economic paradigm (a way of looking at the world) we call “The Just Third Way”:
On the justice-based, free market-oriented economic theory known as “binary economics”:
On our “every citizen an owner” national economic reform agenda known as “Capital Homesteading”:
5) If you’re ready to dive into deeper waters, read the core literature of the Just Third Way, binary economics and Capital Homesteading for Every Citizen.
“Introduction to Social Justice” by William J. Ferree, S.M., Ph.D.
The Capitalist Manifesto by Louis Kelso and Mortimer Adler (book)
The New Capitalists: A Proposal to Free Economic Growth from the Slavery of Savings by Louis Kelso and Mortimer Adler (book)
Utopia or Oblivion by Buckminster Fuller (book)
Capital Homesteading for Every Citizen: A Just Free Market Solution for Saving Social Security by Norman G. Kurland, Dawn K. Brohawn and Michael D. Greaney (book)
Curing World Poverty: The New Role of Property, John H. Miller, C.S.C., S.T.D., editor (book)
Binary Economics: The New Paradigm by Robert Ashford and Rodney Shakespeare (book)
“The Federal Reserve Discount Window” by Norman G. Kurland
“The Just Third Way: How We Can Create Green Growth, Widespread Prosperity and Global Peace” by Norman G. Kurland, Dawn K. Brohawn and Michael D. Greaney
6) If you are inspired by what you see on our website, contact us with your comments, questions and suggestions. (We even value debate and challenge of our ideas, provided it remains mutually respectful and scholarly.) Support our work and collaborate in our projects. Join CESJ. Work with CESJ, other individuals and organizations in the Coalition for Capital Homesteading to introduce and enact the Capital Homestead Act in the U.S. and other countries.
7) Keep exploring, reading and inquiring.