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Gary Reber
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Gary Reber is the founder and Executive Director of For Economic Justice, and an advocate and author for economic justice through broadened ownership of productive capital. Mr. Reber is a member of the Coalition for Capital Homesteading. Mr. Reber founded with binary economist Louis Kelso, Agenda 2000 Incorporated in 1967 to advocate policies and programs to broaden productive capital ownership in urban renewal projects. Mr. Reber studied economic development planning at the University of Cincinnati, University of California, Berkeley, with doctorate studies at the University of Stockholm and Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Mr. Reber, for the past 20 years, also has published Widescreen Review, an enthusiast home theater magazine and Webzine, and is a producer of high-definition concert video specials.

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Platform of the Unite America Party

(8) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 7:31 PM

I am proud to present the 2014 platform of the newly founded Unite America Party. I am one of the small group of men and women founders, contributors and signatories to this historic document, which seeks to bring together ALL Americans who are frustrated with the current state of American...

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Labor Unions Should Transform To Producers' Ownership Unions

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 8:58 PM

Recently there have been numerous articles addressing the scope of problems related to our dependency on job creation as the ONLY source of income and a wanting reliance on labor unions to realize that end. But universally, the authors are oblivious to the non-job-dependent solution. Simply increasing wage levels and...

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Ownership -- The Minimum Wage Replacement

(5) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 5:25 PM

Whether or not raising the minimum wage is harmful and will cause less employment should be discussed within the larger scope of economic inequality. The proposed measures are at best a sedative to ease the pain of deteriorating livelihoods, but not the solution that is necessary to significantly address income...

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Yes! Retirement Security Is Attainable

(2) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 12:43 PM

I've said it before and I'll say it again: It's great to be unemployed and retired if you can afford it!

In recent weeks, since President Obama delivered the State of the Union address and proposed his MyRA program to address eroding retirement security, there has been put forth...

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President Obama Pushing Support for Technology Industry

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 1:02 PM

President Obama is pushing an initiative to create 15 innovation partnership centers across the country, funded, in part, by $1 billion in federal support. Congress never approved the money, but the administration is still moving forward on three sites with previously approved funding. In a recent address, President Obama touted...

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Economic Inequality: The Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor

(1) Comments | Posted January 19, 2014 | 1:37 PM

President Obama, in a speech in December 2013, called income inequality a bigger threat to the United States economy than the federal budget deficit, which has been shrinking. Decrying a "deficit of opportunity," Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage, more investment in education, and a stronger social...

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Perpetual Unemployment and Underemployment

(1) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 11:03 AM

In recent week there have been numerous excellent articles addressing the scope of problems related to our dependency on job creation as the ONLY source of income. But universally, the authors are oblivious to the non-job-dependent solution. Simply extending jobless benefits once again won't solve the problem of long-term unemployment...

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President Obama Puts Spotlight on Economic Inequality

(3) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 9:57 AM

On December 04, 2013, Barack Obama gave the most important speech of his presidency. The topic was the rising level of economic inequality in America, which the President identified as "the defining challenge of our time: making sure our economy works for every working American."

Numerous transformative shifts...

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How to Reverse the Increasing Reliance of Low-Wage Workers On Billions in Aid and Restore Economic Growth

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2013 | 9:58 PM

The low wages paid to fast-food workers are costing taxpayers $7 billion a year in public assistance, according to a study released October 15, 2013 by the UC Berkeley Labor Center. The report, "Fast Food, Poverty Wages: The Public Cost of Low-Wage Jobs In The Fast Food Industry"...

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A Solution to Eroding Retirement Security

(1) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 12:20 PM

It's great to be unemployed and retired if you can afford it.

But the plain truth is that more than four in five older Americans expect to keep working during their latter years, a sign that traditional retirement is out of reach for vast swaths of society, according to a...

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Democrats Have Failed... But Opportunity For Redemption Awaits

(2) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 2:36 PM

As a lifelong advocate for economic justice, who in 1974 ran for Congress on a platform for economic justice, it saddens me to see the United States of America continue to fail, leaving Americans serfdom subjects of plutocratic government and concentrated capital ownership, which denies every citizen his...

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Second Income Plan

(2) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 1:06 PM

The reality of the economic state of affairs in the United States is that income inequality, unemployment, underemployment, and anemic GDP growth is rooted in the tectonic shift in the technologies of production and its concentrated ownership, which, as a practical matter, is destroying jobs and devaluing the worth of...

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The Path to Sustainable Economic Growth

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2013 | 5:24 PM

At the core of understanding America's economic disintegration and seemingly intractable economic problems is the need to learn a new way of thinking that explains why the operation of our modern industrial economy is simply not working. Although tectonic shifts and advances in the technologies of production promise the increasing...

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The Path to Eradicating Poverty in America

(4) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 12:47 PM

During the four years of the Obama recovery, poverty in the United States has soared to the highest levels since the beginning of the "War on Poverty," the one war that nobody discusses an exit strategy for.

According to the Associated Press:

The U.S. Census Bureau puts the...
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The Absent Conversation: Who Should Own America?

(19) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 3:08 PM

As the president, Senate and Congressional elections in the United States near the Nov. 6 ballot date, it is evident that none of the candidates speak of a vision for a future system of economic democracy based on equality of opportunity for every person to become an owner of productive...

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