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New Book: Public Private Relationships and teh New Owners of the Means of Production
02-16-2016, 01:43 PM
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New Book: Public Private Relationships and teh New Owners of the Means of Production
New Book: Public Private Relationships and The New Ownership of The Means of Production


For the last six years Mackenzie Andersen has been independently researching the history of Maine's economic development statutes. Public Private Relationships and The New Owners of the Means of Production takes all the research she accumulated since 2009 and hones it down into a snap shot. The result is an new perspective on the history of Maine focusing on the years since 1979 when under the Longley Administration, the State of Maine began its transformation into the corporation of Maine.
In 1979 Governor Longley invited the heads of Maine Industry to take the leadership role in writing new statutes which would over ride the Maine Constitution's prohibition against corporations chartered by special acts of legislation. Two corporations were chartered. The Maine Capital Corporation, a private investment corporation subsidized with tax credits and the Maine Development Foundation,which would design and function as activists for corporate development plans for Maine. That was the beginning of an ever expanding network of state corporations.

While this story focuses on the locality of Maine it is both a national and global story. It is both Agenda 21 and global capitalism as both are mutually compatible and both exemplify thinking globally acting locally. The Legislature and administrations of Maine justified the transformation of Maine from a state governed by the consent of the governed, a home rule state in which the Constitution permits local municipal referendums on bonds for economic development- to a state wide corporation governed by corporate bylaws and un-elected boards. The justification used to sell the new political philosophy is that other states are doing it and Maine must follow suit to compete.

The founders of the Maine Capital Corporation identified two primary goals, one of which was to eliminate public referendums. Public Private relationships and the New Owners of the Means of Production documents some of the innovative ways used by the Maine Legislature to achieve the goal of eliminating local public referendums.

The focus of the story line is Maine but folk wisdom deems that as Maine goes so goes the nation. The corporate state of Maine primarily focuses on leveraging capital as opposed to measurable wealth creation. It is no surprise that since 1979, there has been an exponential increase in inflation in the USA coinciding with Maine's transformation into a centrally managed economy. Since the establishment of Maine's corporate state the gulf between the haves and the have nots in Maine has widened: Mackenzie Andersen examines how the centrally managed economy organized by public private relationships works and mines its historical and political philosophic foundations.

The first two chapters and table of contents can be downloaded for free. In the first chapter Mackenzie defines her own take on conservatism and discusses the trans-formative Kelo vs New London Supreme Court decision so praised by candidate Trump as to declare it "100 % correct". Mackenzie begs to differ. In the next chapter Mackenzie discusses Governor Seldon Connor's inaugural speech and submits her own adjudication of what she identifies as a misinterpretation in the 1951 Opinion of the Justices.

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02-16-2016, 01:55 PM
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So, can I find this in the fiction/fantasy section at Books-a-Million?
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02-16-2016, 02:11 PM
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(02-16-2016 01:55 PM)Underminer Wrote:  So, can I find this in the fiction/fantasy section at Books-a-Million?
It is not a fiction book and I have never heard of Books a Million.
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02-16-2016, 04:31 PM
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Mac, Underminer cannot read very fast, only half fast. Glad to see you posting again.
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02-16-2016, 08:00 PM
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(02-16-2016 04:31 PM)Islander Wrote:  Mac, Underminer cannot read very fast, only half fast. Glad to see you posting again.
I haven't been posting so I could write the book. I wanted to get it out before elections to further a different set of talking points so that maybe Mainers will stop voting to approve bond spending which is really used to capitalize privately owned means of production. A few get high end jobs with pay and benefits arranged by the state but the general taxpayer is made to subsidize those upper crust jobs.

Tired of one sided talking points.It's a tough job to change it but somebody's got do it! Just doing my part.



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02-16-2016, 08:06 PM
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Books-a-Million is a large chain of stores. There's one at the Maine Mall. Just trying to help you sell a few copies.
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02-16-2016, 09:10 PM
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It's where Undie gets his porn mags.Tongue

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(02-16-2016 01:55 PM)Underminer Wrote:  So, can I find this in the fiction/fantasy section at Books-a-Million?
It is not a fiction book and I have never heard of Books a Million.

Is it considered a conspiracy if they really are after you?Huh
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02-17-2016, 01:21 AM
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And Ugene's bordering-on-psychotic-gay obsession with me continues.......
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02-17-2016, 08:28 AM
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Public Private Relationships and teh New Owners of the Means of Production
Mackenzie, Congratulations on the new book, I hope it goes well for you! I know this is a topic not only "near and dear" to your heart, but one that is very germane to the philosophy of the day, yet little understood by most who are NOT affected by it in a monetary way.

You are absolutely correct in that there have been vast changes since 1979 (Longley was my most favorite governor) as the state, by various means, have done all that they can to take over the means of production, even nowadays just simply moving capital into the hands of the politically connected just about the same way a Brinks truck would, openly and blatantly (Cate St)!

I have missed your posts as I have long admired your work, but understand why you have been among the missing. Hope that might change a bit now!

WC
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02-17-2016, 08:29 PM (This post was last modified: 02-17-2016 11:29 PM by Mackenzie Andersen.)
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(02-17-2016 08:28 AM)woodcanoe Wrote:  Mackenzie, Congratulations on the new book, I hope it goes well for you! I know this is a topic not only "near and dear" to your heart, but one that is very germane to the philosophy of the day, yet little understood by most who are NOT affected by it in a monetary way.

You are absolutely correct in that there have been vast changes since 1979 (Longley was my most favorite governor) as the state, by various means, have done all that they can to take over the means of production, even nowadays just simply moving capital into the hands of the politically connected just about the same way a Brinks truck would, openly and blatantly (Cate St)!

I have missed your posts as I have long admired your work, but understand why you have been among the missing. Hope that might change a bit now!

WC

Thank's WoodCanoe . Longley was the one who founded the corporate state by inviting the heads of Maine Industry in to advise the Maine Legislature and "take the leadership role" but I seldom see anything written about that. I only know about it because I requested information from the Legislative library. That occurred only eight years after Maine became a Home Rule State grant municipal sovereignty- with special mention of municipal only authority to issue bonds for economic development.

I made a comparison between Cate Street Capital and Maine State Inc. Not so different in the way they operate. The Legislature is after all the creators of the laws that made it all possible.

There is a process to writing the book and a process to getting it out there. I think I have to find media to cover it, otherwise no one will read the book. It's a a history, some parts are well known other parts not so much but even the well known parts, when you put them all together as a story line all the parts amplify one another. I thought when I started I would put together what I already had but in the process I discovered new information. Sadly none of it is very good about Maine. It is no wonder that in 2015 Maine got yet another F grade from the Center for Public Inegrity. After writing this book, I think Maine is being graded too highly.

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