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I'd say the fact that Allen has got actual living people to participate his projects puts him light-years ahead of you, however much you might quibble with the details of his budget.
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I AM in favor of some sort of universal land access system  whereby poor people could be guaranteed access to a certain amount of land
Who would do this guaranteeing?
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and given training in some food production system similar to mine.
Or - better yet! - some food production system already demonstrated to feed more than a fraction of one person per 10 acres!
Such as?

How to feed 10,000 people from food grown on 3 acres in the city

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Will Allen is proving that city farms work -- big time. He's not conjuring up theories; everything that he is teaching in cities across the country he learned over the course of 20 years with his hands in the dirt, a little money in his pocket and a survivalist's smarts for innovating.

He grows food in ways that few have seen before -- and he grows it sustainably. Allen's 3-acre farm sits in the poorest part of Milwaukee and now feeds 10,000 people a year. It brought him a MacArthur grant and his neighbors good, healthy eating. The story is in Allen's book The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities.
Pfft.

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One last point. Will Allen, who has worked for several years setting up urban gardens in Milwaukee, recently mentioned on an NPR radio program that the retail sales of their extensive urban market gardens only provide 15% of their revenue. The rest of the money to keep the programs going has to come from grants and contributions. This is not a good model for the future. Nor is trying to shoehorn small-scale agriculture into a modern business model that favors corporate business at the expense of the environment and the small-scale grower. A better alternative is to encourage everyone to grow 5-15% of their food right now. http://fullattention.blogspot.com/

yabbut Allen PAYS his workers.
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Grand visions about the future are typically distrusted by most people

tbf trump did lose the popular vote
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I AM in favor of some sort of universal land access system  whereby poor people could be guaranteed access to a certain amount of land
Who would do this guaranteeing?
Quote
and given training in some food production system similar to mine.
Or - better yet! - some food production system already demonstrated to feed more than a fraction of one person per 10 acres!
Such as?

How to feed 10,000 people from food grown on 3 acres in the city

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Will Allen is proving that city farms work -- big time. He's not conjuring up theories; everything that he is teaching in cities across the country he learned over the course of 20 years with his hands in the dirt, a little money in his pocket and a survivalist's smarts for innovating.

He grows food in ways that few have seen before -- and he grows it sustainably. Allen's 3-acre farm sits in the poorest part of Milwaukee and now feeds 10,000 people a year. It brought him a MacArthur grant and his neighbors good, healthy eating. The story is in Allen's book The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities.
Pfft.

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One last point. Will Allen, who has worked for several years setting up urban gardens in Milwaukee, recently mentioned on an NPR radio program that the retail sales of their extensive urban market gardens only provide 15% of their revenue. The rest of the money to keep the programs going has to come from grants and contributions. This is not a good model for the future. Nor is trying to shoehorn small-scale agriculture into a modern business model that favors corporate business at the expense of the environment and the small-scale grower. A better alternative is to encourage everyone to grow 5-15% of their food right now. http://fullattention.blogspot.com/
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anyway, gonna crosspost this red-hottest of takes:

A FRESH HOT TAKE APPEARS: Left-wing politics will be the demise of the Democratic Party

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You don't have to be a seasoned political operative to question the logic behind Democrats investing so much money into a congressional district that has gone Republican for nearly 40 years, yet that is exactly what the Democratic Party did.

They believed they could switch moderate Republican voters to vote for a Democratic candidate and mobilize Independents by spouting a progressive message, which is philosophically antithetical to the values held by most voters -- such as limited government due to a fear of government encroachment and excessive regulation -- as well as utopian ideas about society, which many frankly believe are unrealistic.

Grand visions about the future are typically distrusted by most people regardless of their ideological leanings because people live in reality, and nothing in reality happens overnight. Most Americans want pragmatism that builds toward a better tomorrow, rather than grandiose promises built on unproven ideas.
 
Maybe the intent of progressive Democrats is good. Maybe it isn't. However, what is most concerning about progressive ideology is that it maintains the belief that ultimate good comes from a centrally planned state or in essence the government. Similar to socialism, progressivism advocates for a government built on compulsory force.
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democrats over-performing in all these races they should have no chance of coming close to winning, whether they run progressives or moderates, seems to indicate to me at least that they don't really need to be skittish in actually competitive races.
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I AM in favor of some sort of universal land access system  whereby poor people could be guaranteed access to a certain amount of land
Who would do this guaranteeing?
Quote
and given training in some food production system similar to mine.
Or - better yet! - some food production system already demonstrated to feed more than a fraction of one person per 10 acres!
Such as?

How to feed 10,000 people from food grown on 3 acres in the city

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Will Allen is proving that city farms work -- big time. He's not conjuring up theories; everything that he is teaching in cities across the country he learned over the course of 20 years with his hands in the dirt, a little money in his pocket and a survivalist's smarts for innovating.

He grows food in ways that few have seen before -- and he grows it sustainably. Allen's 3-acre farm sits in the poorest part of Milwaukee and now feeds 10,000 people a year. It brought him a MacArthur grant and his neighbors good, healthy eating. The story is in Allen's book The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities.
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To me, the answer for ANY scheme - whether you wanna talk about a Universal Basic Income or Universal Land Access or what have you - is to ADMINISTER IT LOCALLY.  In my case, take the authority away from the state and the feds and put it in the hands of the COUNTY.

So how do you apportion land per resident in a county where the population density is well over 10 per acre?
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A FRESH HOT TAKE APPEARS: Left-wing politics will be the demise of the Democratic Party

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You don't have to be a seasoned political operative to question the logic behind Democrats investing so much money into a congressional district that has gone Republican for nearly 40 years, yet that is exactly what the Democratic Party did.

They believed they could switch moderate Republican voters to vote for a Democratic candidate and mobilize Independents by spouting a progressive message, which is philosophically antithetical to the values held by most voters -- such as limited government due to a fear of government encroachment and excessive regulation -- as well as utopian ideas about society, which many frankly believe are unrealistic.

Grand visions about the future are typically distrusted by most people regardless of their ideological leanings because people live in reality, and nothing in reality happens overnight. Most Americans want pragmatism that builds toward a better tomorrow, rather than grandiose promises built on unproven ideas.
 
Maybe the intent of progressive Democrats is good. Maybe it isn't. However, what is most concerning about progressive ideology is that it maintains the belief that ultimate good comes from a centrally planned state or in essence the government. Similar to socialism, progressivism advocates for a government built on compulsory force.