Sam Ghandchiسام قندچي A Huge Casino Called the USA Where Winner Takes All
Sam Ghandchi
http://www.ghandchi.com/2092-casino-usa-english.htm
کازینو بزرگی بنام آمریکا که در آن همه چیز را برنده صاحب می شود

http://www.ghandchi.com/2092-casino-usa.htm

 

 

casino

 

In November 2014, in a response to Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," I published an article entitled "Mr. Piketty, Winner-Take-All is the Problem" (1). Actually 30 years ago, in September 1989, in a paper entitled "A Theory of Uniqueness Value" (2), I had explained why "Winner-Take-All" is a reality of the US post-industrial economy of the last half century and had a correspondence with the late Daniel Bell about it at that time (3). I further elaborated my point in an article entitled "Social Justice and the Computer Revolution" (4). Today it is hard to miss the issue in US economy of the 21st Century which includes shrinking of the middle class but is not limited to it (5). True that other postindustrial economies such as Western European countries are not much different but they compensate for the economic injustice by a strong Welfare state infrastructure although it has its own woes (6).  In the US, solutions along the European socialist models, were proposed by the Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the last US presidential election in 2016 (7). Also, the Futurists have been proposing other solutions focusing on abundance (8). One thing which surely cannot be ignored for too long in the USA is the need for alternative income schemes (9) and it should be addressed by all political parties before seeing a collapse in the economic, social and political fabric due to shortfall of social justice (10).
 

Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,

 

Sam Ghandchi
IRANSCOPE
.COM

http://www.ghandchi.com

June 9, 2018

 

 

Footnotes:

 

1. Mr. Piketty, Winner-Take-All is the Problem
http://www.ghandchi.com/835-piketty-winnertakeall-english.htm
آقای پیکتی، اینکه برنده همه چیز را تصاحب می کند مسأله است
http://www.ghandchi.com/835-piketty-winnertakeall.htm

 

2. A Theory of Uniqueness Value
http://www.ghandchi.com/297-uniquenessEng.htm
یک تئوری ارزش ویژه
http://www.ghandchi.com/297-uniqueness.htm

 

3. Daniel Bell, A letter of Sept 5, 1989 to Sam Ghandchi

نامه 5 سپتامبر 1989 دانیل بل به سام قندچی
http://www.ghandchi.com/Bell090589.jpg

 

4. Social Justice and the Computer Revolution
http://www.ghandchi.com/238-SocialJustice.htm
عدالت اجتماعی و انقلاب کامپیوتری
http://www.ghandchi.com/265-EconJustice.htm

 

5. Middle Class Shrinking is not a Trivial Matter
http://www.ghandchi.com/1705-middle-class-english.htm
تحلیل رفتن طبقه متوسط موضوع پیش پا افتاده ای نیست
http://www.ghandchi.com/1705-middle-class.htm

 

6. Is Socialism More Just?Second Edition
http://www.ghandchi.com/303-SocialismEng.htm
آیا سوسیالیسم عادلانه تر است؟ویرایش دوم
http://www.ghandchi.com/303-Socialism.htm

 

7. Two Econ Solutions in US Election
http://www.ghandchi.com/1027-two-econ-solutions-english.htm
دو راه حل اقتصادی در انتخابات آمریکا
http://www.ghandchi.com/1027-two-econ-solutions.htm

 

8. Futurist Party Aims for What Marx Deferred to Distant Future
http://www.ghandchi.com/1677-marx-omission-futurist-party-english.htm
حزب آینده نگر در پی هدفی که مارکس به آینده دور موکول می کرد
http://www.ghandchi.com/1677-marx-omission-futurist-party.htm

 

9. Alternative Income-Social Justice in Post-Industrial Society
http://www.ghandchi.com/427-AlternativeIncomeEng.htm

درآمد آلترناتیو-عدالت اجتماعی در جامعه فراصنعتی
http://www.ghandchi.com/427-AlternativeIncome.htm

 

10. Social Justice
https://goo.gl/5D2FM6
عدالت اجتماعی
https://goo.gl/uNbH4S

 

 

 

 


Featured Topics
http://featured.ghandchi.com



SEARCH