Can we afford to disenfranchise swaths of the population, amputating them from well-being and a productive existence from which stem self-esteem and self-reliance? The key to what ails us is like the key to Hugo's automaton, one shaped like a heart.
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While the unemployment rate in Spain is currently around 20 percent, it is zero percent in the Mondragón Cooperatives. How do they do it?
What the world needs to hear is an answer to the questions: "Where do we go from here? Is there a truly workable alternative to capitalism? How do we solve the myriad crises of capitalism?"
True democracy will fail to emerge in Egypt unless its people turn their attention to one critical factor that is going largely ignored amidst all the transitional hubbub -- the economy.
Edward's much needed and almost never heard populist message didn't mark him as a threat. The bare possibility that many Americans actually got his message about poverty and neglect made him a threat.
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