Goals and Purpose of Real Political Economy Notes Notes, sources, and perspectives on real political…
Real Political Economy Notes represents an effort to uncover and present real facts and valid assumptions based on balanced factual review rather than flawed or false assumptions derived from mythical or imagined evidence. Reality and valid analysis may sometimes be difficult to ascertain, but truth and valid analysis are not relative. Valid analysis cannot be based on a rationalization for individual greed or egotism. We seek real information and real valid analysis. Some analysis may be partially valid but incomplete and lacking in some important dimension. An understanding of real society, real history, and real political and economic systems needs to be multidimensional. Overspecialization invariably leads to distorted conclusions that overlook or omit essential facts and essential dimensions of one reality. The reality of global social systems, politics, and economics is multidimensional and complex, but all the dimensions and variables are connected and interrelated.
This blog presents links to factual information and a variety of analytical perspectives, none of which represent absolute truth but have elements of relevance and validity. The task here is to contribute to a dynamic ongoing analysis of global social, economic, political and human reality oriented towards improvement in the human condition. The goal is to develop ideas and practices to improve the world’s political and economic systems so that they better satisfy the needs of all the inhabitants of the planet. The goal is a world political economy that is genuinely democratic, representative, and participatory as well as productive and effective in meeting the needs of all humans in a manner that is sustainable environmentally. This requires a universally valid global ethic and a rational analytical framework centered on universal human needs, universal rights and concepts of economic as well as political justice.
Alan F. Fogelquist, PhD
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