Inequality, justice, equity--modern society struggles with these values, and the media, politicians, economists, and artists address income and inequality as if it's a new issue. Anyone who reads the Bible or even Charles Dickens knows these issues have been part of human society throughout recorded history. At common law, judges developed the concept of equity to do the right thing.
The elite propose income transfer schemes and government control designed to protect and insulate the elite and keep the poor indebted to them. Some of the worst abuses have been inflicted on Native Americans or American Indians.
Now the elite have incurred massive debts that leave entire nations (and their citizens) vulnerable to a different kind of rule of equity--domination by creditors, foreign and domestic.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Native American issues

Most Americans are vaguely aware of the horrific treatment of Native Americans by the early European settlers. Some are mentioned in the novel, The Rule of Equity.
Many Americans also think the issues have been resolved, but in reality, there are ongoing problems that need attention and resolution.
Here are a couple of blogs that cover Native American issues:

For example, the slaughter of bison was part of the policy to destroy the sovereignty of the Indians:

Some are calling for an assertion of sovereignty by Native Americans:

Here's a good example of what Indians have to deal with even today: