Friday, September 19, 2014

The Political Animal

Economic Justice and the Sovereignty of the Human Person

Michael D. Greaney

ISBN: 978-0-944997-06-2    144 pp.    $10.00 (U.S.)   £8.00 (U.K.)

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“Often thought in the modern world to be completely unrelated, even antithetical to the restoration of a just society, the restoration of morality and widespread direct ownership of the means of production go hand-in-hand, as moral authorities through the ages have recognized. The problems facing modern society cannot be solved and the natural moral law restored except through the action of ordinary people organizing for the common good. Further, ordinary people will never have the power to organize effectively until and unless they have direct ownership of a meaningful stake of income-generating assets. As Daniel Webster observed in 1820, ‘Power naturally and necessarily follows property.’

“The problem is how to empower ordinary people with the means of acquiring and possessing private property and thereby lay the groundwork for solving today’s problems. In a modern economy, that necessarily means democratic access to money and credit by reforming the money and credit system.”

The Political Animal, p. 117.

Michael D. Greaney, Director of Research of the Center for Economic and Social Justice, has written widely on money, credit, banking, and finance from a Just Third Way perspective. This is his fourth book published by Economic Justice Media.