Category Archives: History

Soothing Prospective Social Unrest in America: Historic Land Grants as a Wealth Distribution Model . by Alice B. Clagett

Awakening with Planet Earth

Filmed and published on 27 May 2016, revised
Previously titled: Soothing Social Unrest: Historic Land Grants as a Wealth Distribution Model

  • INTRODUCTION
  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Image: “Map of All Federally Owned Land in the United States,” in Wikimedia Commons …Page URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AUS_federal_land.agencies.svg … File URL: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/US_federal_land.agencies.svg … See page for author … public domain

Image: “Map of All Federally Owned Land in the United States,” in Wikimedia Commons …Page URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AUS_federal_land.agencies.svg … File URL: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/US_federal_land.agencies.svg … See page for author … public domain

Dear Ones,

INTRODUCTION

This blog is about ways to soothe social unrest and improve our urban environments through land distribution. The information in green font below is not mentioned in the video …

  • After Columbus discovered America, the problem of unrest among younger sons of nobility was solved in England by offering them land grants to plantations on the East Coast of America. This was…

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The Relative Merits of Philanthropy vs Entitlement . by Alice B. Clagett *

Awakening with Planet Earth

Filmed on 27 May 2016; published on 3 June 2016

Dear Ones,

A talk on the relative merits of philanthropy versus entitlement. There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I thought I would talk for a minute about philanthropy and entitlement. Probably this topic has been discussed by many before, but I will add my brief comments about it.

The way the government is set up today is somewhat socialistic, right? And the intention is that no one should fall through the cracks. Everyone should have medical care; everyone should have the bare minimum of supplemental income, in case they are disabled or unable to work; and everyone who is elderly should have social security income if they worked and were productive during their lives. And then there are food stamps…

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The Great Depression, Homelessness Today, and Criminal Justice Reform in America . by Alice B. Clagett *

Awakening with Planet Earth

Filmed on 1 March 2016; published on 12 March 2016
Written in Santa Clarita, California, on returning from a trip up the California Central Valley in springtime.
Previous title: The Great Depression, Homelessness Today, and Criminal Justice Reform

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • My Mother’s Story About Employment of the Homeless for Public Works in the Great Depression
    • A Recent News Story about a Homeless Encampment
    • On Restorative Justice and Work Ethic Education of Prisoners
  • HOW SAN FRANCISCO IS DEALING WITH ITS 6,000 HOMELESS
  • THE SHANTYTOWNS OR ‘HOOVERVILLES’ OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION
  • THE NEW DEAL AND PUBLIC WORKS TO EMPLOY THE UNEMPLOYED
  • FOOTNOTES

Dear Ones,

A video about the homeless encampments of the Great Depression, the situation in America today, and the solutions implemented by President Theodore Roosevelt long ago. What answers to this problem might be usefully considered today? Also, American work furlough programs as the wave of the future for prisoners…

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