Illegal Knowledge

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IKTV 708 - What Is Wealth?

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Panel: Mary DeCamp, Pamela Powers Hannley (co-chair, AZ Democratic Progressive Caucus), Jim Hannley (coordinator, PDA Tucson)
See: AZ Democratic Progressive Caucus, PDA Tucson, What happens when you tax the rich and raise the minimum wage? Meet one of USA's best economies, A “Moral Document”: GOP Again Targets Social Security, Medicare, Dueling Visions: The CPC People's Budget vs. the Budget for the 1%, Senate GOP budget cuts less than House, balances in decade

See Tucson Transporation:
  A schedule of sorts:
A public Open House is scheduled for sometime from April 13-24.
April 30 is a possible CTF meeting to complete recommendation to Mayor and Council after the Public Open House.
On Tuesday, May 19th, Mayor and Council will try to pass the adoption of an alignment and approve the authority to acquire property.  Also they will be asked to approve a request to RTA for more money for construction drawings and property acquisition.
Broadway Boulevard Project, Broadway Coalition, RTA considers raiding bike/ped/transit funds to buy more asphalt, Broadway Alignment Diagram 
Send your comments to during March,
Transportation Improvement Program Website, Transportation Improvement Program 

See Tucson Mayor & Council Proposed Laws: "No Picnics Allowed" Law , "No Assembly Required" Law 

See TPP Fast Track and the Internet (again, still!):
Say No To TPP Fast Track (petition!), Help Pressure Tom Wyden to Stop The TPP Fast Track, The Video, FCC's Actual Final Rules on Net Neutrality 

Suggest a topic at, volunteer for production crew at, or do both or either via Twitter or Facebook.

In a corollary to the last show, Michael talks with the panel about wealth and how it has become so unevenly distributed, with solutions on how to create greater equality.  We discuss externalities in particular, and how cost sharing of the public commons may be our greatest asset to this end.
Running Time: 1:00:00
Air Date: Friday 20 March 2015
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“For I have sworn upon the altar of god, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. But this is all they have to fear from me”
  -- Thomas Jefferson


“"And what does it amount to?" said Satan, with his evil chuckle.  "Nothing at all.  You gain nothing; you always come out where you went in.  For a million years the race has gone on monotonously propagating itself and monotonously reperforming this dull nonsense--to what end?  No wisdom can guess!  Who gets a profit out of it?
"Nobody but a parcel of usurping little monarchs and nobilities who despise you; would feel defiled if you touched them; would shut the door in your face if you proposed to call; whom you slave for, fight for, die for, and are not ashamed of it, but proud; whose existence is a perpetual insult to you and you are afraid to resent it; who are mendicants supported by your alms, yet assume toward you the airs of benefactor toward beggar; who address you in the language of master to slave, and are answered in in the language of slave to master; who are worshiped by you with your mouth, while in your heart -- if you have one -- you despise yourselves for it.
"The first man was hypocrite and a coward, qualities which have not yet failed in his line; it is the foundation upon which all civilizations have been built.  Drink to their perpetuation!  Drink to their augmentation!  Drink to--" Then he saw by our faces how much we were hurt, and he cut his sentence short and stopped chuckling.”

  -- Samuel Langhorne Clemens, from "The Mysterious Stranger"


“I have lived perfectly well within this society; why cannot these oliogarchs and same misanthropes do as such then?  It is not because of any particular behavior for one sociological manner; rather it is solely caused by the lack of means and those resources to the great many which are foisted particularly by those which do not lack the same.  We have all faced the serpect sick and we know what it is, who it is and where it is, moreover, we all know what is better.  The question we need to ask these days is whether we are able to appreciate this and contribute.  Perhaps more pressing is that we must now, please keep track of each others' whereabouts: regardless of the presence of GITMO DELTA-4, we must assume that we all oblige to perform in our best.  While the shame of our collective nod to the perpetuation of subjugation and torture still happens, it needs to stop immediately, so this next becomes the most important.  The place in this world bears no more space for those ideologues of bigotry nor hatred.  The ancient thought that a betterment of one family or race or strain is somehow purity, that is now obviously not only quaint, but incorrect and patently obtuse and averse from reality.  The old lines are no longer to be sanely held.  We shall not now and ought not to ever more be alone.  I do not want to be this, only in, that only I am this; it is necessary this entire world needs to share that this immutable truth must be known, because, we all of everyone, we do collectively hold the highest and so care about our future, even when it is not our own.  If you will pick any one of the 3600 to stop, please pick ALL OF THEM and make EVERYONE THE CAUSE.”
  -- Michael Oatman  --  19 December 2019