Monthly Archives: May 2017

REAL Democracy History Calendar: May 29 – June 4

May 29 1911 – United States v. American Tobacco Co [221 U.S. 106] Supreme Court decision The United States Supreme Court has reaffirmed the principle that corporations are “creatures of the state” in at least thirty-six different rulings. This is … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: May 22 – 28

May 22 1898 – Death of Edward Bellamy, on private vs public power in “Looking Backward.” “Looking Backward” was a utopian novel written in 1888 set in the year 2000. From the book: “The records of the period show that … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: May 15 – 21

May 15  1911 – Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States [221 U.S. 1] Supreme Court decision The Court ruled that the petroleum giant was engaged in monopolistic practices and ordered that the company be broken up into … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: May 8 – 14

May 8 1899 – Birth of Friedrich A. Hayek – economist, social theorist and political philosopher “Nowhere has democracy ever worked well without a great measure of local self-government.” May 9 2010 – Mother’s Day (it’s May 14 this year) … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: May 1-7

May 1 1847 – Birth of Henry Demarest Lloyd “We are calling upon the owners of industrial power and property, as mankind called upon kings in their day, to be good and kind, wise and sweet, and we are calling … Continue reading

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