Monthly Archives: January 2012

Parity: The Key to Economic Sovereignty

Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it

“I think Cargill’s view is much like the European view, or the Japanese view. They generally regard the United States as a grain colony.”
– Bob Bergland, former US Secretary of Agriculture (quoted from Ralph Nader’s The Big Boys)

It was no accident that Franklin Roosevelt’s proposed “second bill of rights” contained within it’s short list of particulars:

  • The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;
  • The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living; and
  • The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad. Continue reading