Preliminary Note from Dick Bernard: At the Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of Citizens for Global Solutions June 21, 2012, Dr. David Schultz gave an important talk entitled “Wealth vs Democracy: The Battle for America’s Soul”.
Rather than attempting to summarize what he had to say, I asked Dr. Schultz if he would be willing to share the actual outline of his remarks with our group and the readers of this blog.
Dr. Schultz graciously agreed.
The outline, 6 pages in all, is here: Wealth v.democracy talk June 21 2012
The richness of his presentation, including the many questions and dialogue after his formal remarks, cannot be completely captured in written form. At the same time, he made some important points which deserve discussion within all ideological communities. Your comments are solicited.
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From the June 21 program announcement: “David Schultz, a professor in the Hamline University School of usiness, is the author or editor of more than 25 books and 90 articles on American politics, campaigns and elections, media and politics, and election law. he is frequently interviewed by local, national and international media on these subjects. His most recent book is Politainment: The Ten Rules of Contemporary Politics.
Occupy Wall Street brought renewed focus to the growing gap between the rich and poor and the power of wealth in the United States. The battle is not simply one between the haves and have nots, but over the political soul and future viability of American democracy. At a time when progressive groups are fragmented and solutions for reform are scattered, [Dr. Schultz’] talk describes both what is politically viable and imperative for the people to creat a “Second progressive Era” to restore democracy.”
A previous talk by Dr. Schultz, including the outline of his remarks, can be found here.
Dr. Schultz blogs regularly Schultz’s Take, here.
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