You may have noticed on this list and others, discussions of union democracy. In my union the United Steelworkers of America we elect our local leaders, our district leader and our international leaders by direct secret ballot. So you get what you vote for. The USWA also has an international constitution & bylaws and local bylaws that are principles and laws that govern our organization. We also have an international election manual and a local election manual that govern the conduct of our union's elections.
Sincerely, Tom Lehman
> Dear Tom Lehman,
> Did you read my explanation of my Spiral Model of Economic Growth? And
> did you read my article "What should we do to raise the living standards
> of poor people?"website:
> <http://www.geocities.com/WallStreet/Exchange/3058/poor.htm>? In these
> articles, I don't spend large percentages of GDP on the military, and I
> don't spend a large percentage of GDP on the construction, maintenance
> and operation of prisons. I just said: "If a country spend a few
> percentage of their GDP on the military, unemployment would decrease.
> And it is one of the ways to solve the problem of unemployment but not
> the best way. When there are still a lot of people suffering from cold
> and hunger in a country, they should spend a large percentage of their
> GDP on raising the living standards of poor people."
> Why did you write: "If you go the military Keynesian route and spend
> large percenages of your GDP on the military, then that is the
> directions your markets will take, and that is the path to war or
> national bankruptcy. If you spend a large percentage of your GDP on the
> construction, maintenace and operation of prisons, then you will have a
> prison economy with markets geared to meet the needs of prison
> Ju-chang He
> Tom Lehman wrote:
> > Dear Chang,
> > There are a lot of very smart people who read this list. Matter of fact, most of the
> > people who read this list are probably smarter than me!
> > I personally don't agree with everything anyone says all of the time. To my way of
> > thinking, everyone makes their little contribution to human progress. No one is
> > always correct 100% of the time!
> > If you go the military Keynesian route and spend large percenages of your GDP on the
> > military, then that is the directions your markets will take, and that is the path to
> > war or national bankruptcy. If you spend a large percentage of your GDP on the
> > construction, maintenance and operation of prisons, then you will have a prison
> > economy with markets geared to meet the needs of prison industry.
> > Sincerely,
> > Tom
> Ju-chang He
> SHENZHEN, P.R. CHINA
> E-mail address: <chang at public.shenzhen.cngb.com>
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