Hi, I’m Tony Hadley and I started this blog to empower the citizens of this country with the knowledge and information about the history and economics in America that has been kept from the public for so long. I had been active in political organizing for ten years. I had lead rallies and demonstrations, lobbied in Harrisburg, Pa. and Washington, D.C., taught classes in history, current politics and economics, and had been a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives four times.
In that time period, late 80s to 90s, I warned that a financial and economic crash was inevitable if the then current Wall Street dominated policies were to continue. They, of course, did and we are in fact in the middle of an ongoing crash. This is not something that can be turned around with a few changes in policy here and there, this is a systemic collapse. And, therefore, systemic changes are needed. But, what system?
There are really only two fundamental belief systems or world views. On the one side, we can term this the Oligarchical Principle. The belief that some are better than others and that the few should rule over the masses, treating them as little more than cattle. the elites make all the rules and policies over the masses. This is the Wall Street mentality we see dominating today.
On the other side, I’ll call it republicanism (not be be confused with the Republican Party), the idea that all people are created equal and that we all have the right to a dignified living standard, and that we should all have a say it policy making. This is the general view of what has historically been called the American System.
In my years of political organizing, the one thing that kept coming up was that people felt like they can’t do anything, or felt powerless, that no matter what they did, things wouldn’t change. That theme hasn’t changed much to this day. It’s sad to see so many people who have lost their job, their house, their insurance and even their dignity and simply don’t know how or why it happened. Moreover, they don’t know what they can do to change it. Yet, it’s all very knowable and understandable.
The U.S. has experienced periods of rapid growth and prolonged decline, economically. Why is that? What is the difference in policy that caused one or the other? That’s what this blog is here to educate people on.