Dear Dr. Rosser,
<BR>It is not my intention to lower the intellectual standards of debate;
only to exchange some practical information about <B>business</B>.
<P>On the subject of the former Soviet Union. It's too bad that things
turned out the way they did for the Slavish and other peoples of the old
Russian Empire. They made a bold step into the future and fell, in
slow motion, into a deep hole. If one looks at the French Revolution,
aside from getting rid of the monarch(temporarily), the French made little
progress toward their stated goals of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity until
the 1870's. Our own American revolution is an ongoing thing; <B>fought
out over constitutional issues---often literally</B>.
<P>On the subject of class analysis; I tend to see things more in terms
of income strata and self-interest. Philip Murray, the founding president
of the United Steelworkers of America, is often quoted as saying, " in
America their are no classes." From what I know, what Phil was trying
to get across to the coal miners and steelworkers of my hometown was that
they were not some inferior caste! That they should and could take action
in their own behalf. Courage. i.e. our NAFTA lawsuit.
<P>Regarding the "Small Business Offer...", Dr. Thomas Frank and or Dave
Mulcahey editors of the Baffler, mentioned Doug's article to me in late
summer or early fall of 1997. I was pleased to see the complimentary
research from the Economic Policy Institute. If you read Doug's stuff
you will notice that in the past, some big names in economics have used
Doug's stuff and not given him any credit.
<P>On the Franklin Planner inquiry. Franklin Planner systems start
at around $90.00 dollars each. The least expensive binders are now
foreign made. The printing is American, but, non-union. I am
looking for an American made, Union Made planning system that could be
used to replace the Franklin-Covey system. I think that someone could
design a similar planner, American Made, Union Made to wholesale for $50.00
dollars with frills and still make a nice profit.
<P>Rosser Jr, John Barkley wrote:
<BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=CITE> Do you all suppose that
if Tom Lehman were abducted by
<BR>space aliens we would not have to put up with his spamming
<BR>this list with his various business dealings?
<BR>Rosser Jr, John Barkley