Committee Meeting Thursday June 7

Next education committee meeting:

  • Thursday, June 7
  • 7:00pm
  • Colectivo Cafe, 2999 N Humboldt Blvd

Agenda:

Topics people are working on:

  • We need to return to the capital strike. Does anyone have any ideas?
    • Here is the most recent capital strike topic: http://mkeedu.dsawi.org/2017/06/04/capital-flight/
  •  Taylor
    • Public option for funeral/burial services
  •  Andrew
    • Electoral college and gerrymandering
    • YIMBYs and gentrification. Building more housing units does not put downward pressure on prices
  • Tom
    • Public control over finance, directing investment towards projects/firms with the greatest benefit which may not be most profitable
  • Ian
    • Supreme Court
    • McCarthyism
  • Antiwar–Nick
  • Foxconn–Mary (with race-to-the-bottom policies/Chris)
  • Chris
    • Lobster harvesting in Maine (“pitching socialism to small businesses”)
      • http://www.mainelobsterfestival.com/blog/2016/09/02/maines-rules-keep-lobster-industry-sustainable/
      • Only the section “Management of the Maine Lobster Fishery”: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19425120.2014.984086
      • https://www.pressherald.com/2011/08/14/so-you-want-to-be-a-lobsterman_2011-08-14/
    • Poverty
      • finalize
    • Race to the bottom
    • Housing/predatory lending
    • Housing/redlining
    • Nationalizing companies
    • Meidner plan
    • How the public sector funds vast majority of R&D
    • Full employment

Anyone interested in taking these topics?

  • A few topics filed under “selling socialism to small businesses”
    • Entrepreneurship in the Nordic countries
      • http://www.demos.org/blog/2/19/16/david-brooks-incorrect-about-northern-europe
      • http://www.demos.org/blog/3/16/16/nordic-innovation-arguments-never-die
    • Social welfare and entrepreneurship
      • https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/03/welfare-makes-america-more-entrepreneurial/388598/
  • US at will employment law contrasted with employment law in other countries
  • Professional sports lockouts
  • Long term unemployment
    • https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/04/the-terrifying-reality-of-long-term-unemployment/274957/
  • A closer look at poverty, unemployment, underemployment, and cost of living.