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How corporations make us dependent upon them, and how that system fails

… According to the American Presidents’ Series biographies, Thomas Jefferson, as governor of Virginia during the Revolution, wanted Virginia, after the Revolution, to give 50 acres of land to every man who lacked land – a government handout...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Jul 14, 2016

How Guaranteed Income might save us from our dependency on corporations

… According to the American Presidents’ Series biographies, Thomas Jefferson, as governor of Virginia during the Revolution, wanted Virginia, after the Revolution, to give 50 acres of land to every man who lacked land – a government handout...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Jul 14, 2016

How Corporate Dependency (not government dependency) is destroying America, and how guaranteed income might save us.

… According to the American Presidents’ Series biographies, Thomas Jefferson, as governor of Virginia during the Revolution, wanted Virginia, after the Revolution, to give 50 acres of land to every man who lacked land – a government handout...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Jul 14, 2016

Local History

Huge changes took place in the American West during the 1800s. The pre-Revolution colonies were supposed to abide by the Royal Proclamation of 1763, which forbade them to move westward past a certain point (called the Proclamation Line) extending fro...

Hardships In the West

People from the East did not always understand how dramatically different conditions were in the West. Without forests of trees, the wind blew unchecked across the plains. The land didn’t offer much in the way of building material–brick o...

The Next Push Westward

Efforts by the government to distribute land at a price wasn’t as successful as it had hoped. (See last post) However, its efforts to let people settle land and then pay for it were opposed by people in the East who thought a huge number of wor...

Settling the Old West

Many popular myths and conceptions surround the settling of America’s Old West. The truth is that it was a long, difficult process–both to distribute land and to settle it. The federal government began to distribute land almost since the...

Amended Homestead Act Offers Expanded Protectiion for Homeowners.

Expansions to the Massachusetts Homestead Protection Act take effect on March 16, 2011. The Homestead Act offers protections to homeowners against creditors. It does not, however, protect homeowners from any taxes, claims, liens, mortgage-holders, ju...

Is it a good idea to go from a big name lender home loan to a FHA loan?

We bough a house a year ago and we have a 30 year fixed rate 5,000.00 loan at 6.5% and a payment of ,475 with a big name lender. Our loan officer called and said we should refinance now for a better rate. She says we should go from our current loan t...
by FHA Loan Rates on Jun 15, 2009


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