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Forum Post: Anyone interested in starting a blog for beginners?

Posted 3 years ago on Sept. 28, 2011, 12:11 p.m. EST by manrod (10)
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Would anyone be willing to start an open blog for beginners who are new to the subject that can be accessible to be understood from new high school graduates and onwards in age?

Possibly detailing what happened with the 2008 economic crisis,why and what can be done as well as pre history that led up to this.As well as the other BIG issues as to WHY people are protesting in NYC and soon to be all over the country.

Your input and links,videos,websites,articles,quotes are all vital. I know there are a lot of people who are in the dark as to what is going on and what is happening. If you could provide anything that is easily readable,watchable,overly understandable,and concise to the point on the main issues that would be great.

Feel free to leave comments and maybe we can all contribute and create something.

danny544 submitted this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U71-KsDArFM

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[-] 1 points by suzisuzisuzi (1) 3 years ago

I've found the Khan Academy to be very helpful in understanding the roots of these economic issues. His videos are very informative and break things down in a really basic way http://www.khanacademy.org/#credit-crisis

[-] 1 points by flatoutfree (1) from Glenn Dale, MD 3 years ago

I've started something at freedomfactory.co - I can give anyone Author credentials if you'd like to use that. message me at flatoutfree@gmail.com

[-] 1 points by littleg (452) 3 years ago

I think we should take permission from Michael Moore and distribute "Capitalism, A love story" dvds for 1$ each. The money can be considered a donation to this movement. We can also screen this movie at Liberty square continuously.

[-] 1 points by FirstCircle (9) 3 years ago

Check out The Money Masters which starts basically from the beginning of recorded history of monetary exchange: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXt1cayx0hs&feature=related

Also The Secret of Oz, which sets an interesting meaning behind the childrens' book:Wizard of Oz which points to the country's monetary policy. How the country got to where we are today and why in an easy to follow manner http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkq2E8mswI&feature=related

[-] 1 points by npowell85 (249) from Montana City, Mt 3 years ago

People are generally unhappy with the state of inequality in America and this is an attempt to air their grievances. It is my belief that while their feelings are justified, nobody has taken a leadership position here and they lack direction, and this is why everybody is confused, and support has grown slowly. Many on this forum have asked similar questions. Please watch the following videos and you can get caught up. They really are worth the time if you truly care to understand.

This is a noted philosopher and Harvard professor discussing the inequality and some social implications: http://fora.tv/2011/07/08/Michael_Sandel_Government_and_the_Common_Good#fullprogram

This is a 4 part documentary that won some awards, really well done, and it helps you get a sense of what people around the world are feeling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWU65Zbka4E

This has been circulated on the forum as one idea of how to improve things, it a bit slow to start but you'll get into it if you give it a chance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkq2E8mswI

And finally, a great, short video from BBC news this week. It is a trader telling it how it is, kind of refreshing and terrifying at the same time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC19fEqR5bA

[-] 1 points by anonrez (237) 3 years ago

The whole point is that this is a leaderless resistance movement. Nobody who is participating is confused. The direction is clear: occupy, occupy, occupy. A number of demands have been floated, including the reinstatement of Glass Steagal, student loan jubilee, repealing Citizens United, etc. All of these are consistent with the underlying current behind the protests.

Thanks for your links.

[-] 1 points by npowell85 (249) from Montana City, Mt 3 years ago

many who want to participate are confused though. Just watch the forum. Lots of people come on here and say "whats going on" and genuinely want to participate but because of the lack of direction and organization people are turned away. You aren't doing yourselves any favors by being disorganized. It is possible to have leadership in the form of organizers and spokespeople and still be a democratic movement.