By Thom Hartmann
Thom Hartmann covers eleven undemanding suggestions to America's present difficulties. on the center of every is a decision to reclaim fiscal sovereignty and to wrest keep an eye on of democracy again from the company powers that experience hijacked either the United States and her citizens.
What's rather specific approximately Hartmann's ideas is that each one were confirmed to paintings. each certainly one of his eleven steps both was once traditionally a part of what equipped America’s greatness long ago (such as imposing the Sherman Act and breaking apart immense enterprises or returning to a tariff-based alternate policy), or has labored good in different international locations (like a countrywide single-payer healthcare approach —Medicare half "E" for "Everybody"—or encouraging the expansion of worker-owned cooperatives just like the $6 billion Mondragon cooperative in Spain).
From addressing the matter of a warming globe to the dying of America's heart classification to the lack of our crucial liberties, Rebooting the yankee Dream indicates how the US can reclaim the imaginative and prescient of our Founders and the greatness we held either at domestic and overseas for over a century.
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Thom Hartmann covers eleven effortless suggestions to America's present difficulties. on the center of every is a decision to reclaim fiscal sovereignty and to wrest keep watch over of democracy again from the company powers that experience hijacked either the US and her citizens.
What's fairly designated approximately Hartmann's options is that each one were confirmed to paintings. each one in every of his eleven steps both was once traditionally a part of what outfitted America’s greatness some time past (such as implementing the Sherman Act and breaking apart tremendous organizations or returning to a tariff-based exchange policy), or has labored good in different countries (like a countrywide single-payer healthcare procedure —Medicare half "E" for "Everybody"—or encouraging the expansion of worker-owned cooperatives just like the $6 billion Mondragon cooperative in Spain).
From addressing the matter of a warming globe to the loss of life of America's center category to the lack of our crucial liberties, Rebooting the yank Dream exhibits how the US can reclaim the imaginative and prescient of our Founders and the greatness we held either at domestic and out of the country for over a century.
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Mahathir’s call for a sufficiently (rather than a fully) representative bureaucracy in the Malaysian context makes an important point that merits brief explication. While equitable treatment of all races by the bureaucracy is important, it should be seen not in isolation but in the larger perspective of overall equity in society. This requires taking into account the representation of various races in all sectors and all the ways in which representation affects interracial equity. The reality in Malaysia is that, notwithstanding considerable progress under the NEP and successive < previous page page_29 next page > < previous page page_30 next page > Page 30 national policies, Malays still trail behind Chinese and Indians in wealth ownership and employment in the private sector.
One reason is belief that efforts to change values will work. e. the support of other leaders in his party and the support that most Malay bureaucrats have long shown for UMNO. An UMNO leader, and also “close family member,” of the Prime Minister has explained as follows: “We can’t take on the whole system – that’s too hard” (Vatikiotis and Jayasankaran 2004:22). Even more pointed is the reply of the Prime Minister himself when asked about “the need to reform the political culture in UMNO to combat corruption”: “That’s easier said than done, and it’s just not practical.