March 9, 2009
Mr. Paul Gaffney, President
Dear President Gaffney:
This week the Carey Center for Democratic Capitalism will announce an “Introduction to Democratic Capitalism” on its web site www.democratic-capitalism.com along with an essay contest for students of all ages.The Carey Center during the past 15 years has also helped over fifty minority students in their college careers.
Please visit the web site to examine the ambitious mission of educating citizens in the economic system that can eliminate material scarcity in the world, unite people in economic common purpose, and, in time, stop the violence. If that is not a grand enough claim, I add that democratic capitalism does all of these good things because it is moral.
These were the claims for democratic capitalism when I published my book in 2004, but since then finance capitalism has severely damaged the world’s economy which has shifted emphasis from movement towards the most effective system to urgent damage control.
The Carey Center needs an association with a quality university to pursue its mission. Our mutual friends Howard Aronson and Gordon Litwin have expressed a hope that your fine institution could provide that environment.
I will call your office to arrange a meeting.