Committee Meeting Tuesday, May 22

The next committee meeting is:

  • Tuesday, May 22
  • 7-8pm
  • Colectivo Cafe, 2999 N Humboldt Blvd

And the agenda:

  • A public option for funeral/burial services (Taylor)
  • Supreme Court–Ian
  • McCarthyism–Ian
  • The Constitution–Tom
  • Antiwar–Nick
  • Foxconn–Mary (with race-to-the-bottom policies/Chris)
  • Poverty
    • http://peoplespolicyproject.org/2017/09/12/who-was-in-poverty-in-2016/
    • http://www.demos.org/blog/12/2/15/why-education-does-not-fix-poverty
    • Remember, the goal has to be to differentiate a socialist position on poverty from a progressive one
  • Unstable equilibrium/monopoly
    • We need a memorable name for this
    • https://medium.com/@ddayen/my-speech-to-the-california-democratic-party-convention-concentrated-corporate-power-and-the-age-d997cddded64
    • https://www.thenation.com/article/special-investigation-the-dirty-secret-behind-warren-buffetts-billions/
  • Various back burner topics I’m working on:
    • New capital strike topic
    • Race to the bottom
    • Housing/predatory lending
    • Housing/redlining
    • Nationalizing companies
    • Meidner plan
    • How the public sector funds vast majority of R&D
  • Topics ready to go:
    • Intellectual property and science/engineering
    • Existing worker codetermination laws
    • Full employment