Examining the Fundamental transformation of the American political system that originated in the political philosophy preserved by Publius in The Federalist Papers.
This blog was originally published as Main Street Economy and focused on legislation passed in the state of Maine "inspired" by similar laws passed by other states which collectively constitutes a fundamental transformation of the American political philosophy within state incubators.
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An Economic Development and Cultural Vision by Andersen Design
Andersen Design has been invited into a partnership with the leading online venue for the antiques and contemporary design. We have been accepted in both the vintage and contemporary design categories with a mission given to us, to create a luxury line.
We are inspired by the project of developing 15-20 designs selling in the range of $700.00 to $3000.00. Our company was created in 1952 with the mission to create a handcrafted product, affordable to the middle class. In 1952 there was a large middle class, but the world has changed. The time is right to create the Andersen Design luxury line, which will allow us to introduce the use of metallic over glazes and other more expensive raw materials, and to attract highly skilled talent, while continuing to train new talent.
Creating a luxury line is an artistic process requiring breathing time to develop. The artistic process used at Andersen Design is intuitional. One can make a map but to actually follow the map requires absolute discipline, while the intuitive process intersects everything with fluidity. The intuitive process invites us to discover, and so we will be presenting our map, which we may follow to the end, or it may lead to other paths.
This project hearkens back to the beginning of our company when our Dad designed an entire product line before setting out to establish a ceramic slip-casting studio. We have a collection of his sketches for the original line of functional forms which launched our company, created on any piece of paper handy, including napkins from roadside diners where our parents stopped as they traveled across the country finding the shops and galleries to which they first marketed our line.
In recent years,we have been working at a scaled down size, too small for the size and depth of our line. We have wanted for a long time to develop relationships with other artisans and studios to collaborate in producing the line and develop new ideas consistent with our brand identity, which is individualistic, innovative and nature oriented, and to shape what our family established into a creative enterprise which can be continued by future generations.
Bobwhite Quail Prototype before crest was added
Designing beautiful things is a meaningful lifestyle process. It is a great honor to have been selected for this opportunity.
This is a story that I have tried to tell for years but could not quite put the pen to the paper. I think I was blocked about revealing the emotional catharsis, which in my view is inseparable from the experience but not a subject matter that seemed appropriate to the context of the blog until now. The story suddenly found it's way out into the larger world when I needed to write an About Us page for the Shopzilla Shop where I am marketing the digital download time line that I created as a product to sell in the free enterprise system. The product seems more appropriate to a non-profit organization, but that is not a viable option in the USA year 2014 for the content that I am producing- and thus I went opted for the free enterprise system- which is my preference any way.
I am sure that just about everyone will tell me my approach is wrong, and this may be true, but wrong is the only way I know and so I have to function within the th…
Tweet This: http://goo.gl/BcA6ruGovernment As a Secret Society
The response to my informal suggestion that public accessibility to
government could be improved by making information available in a
searchable data base (see previous post) subjectively
confirmed that the functioning power elite of Maine's economic
development programs and policies are both intentional in instituting a
political ideology that supersedes the will of the people, as expressed
in the Maine State Constitution, and deceptive towards the general public.
1.Information made available on an agency website but not
in a searchable database format may not provide the research and investigative
tool needed by the public. The Freedom of Access Act does not require that
public information be posted online in any particular format, just that public
records be made available. While there is a strong argument for increasing the
accessibility and usefulness of information, there is no current requirement
According to Maine law. the only power that the inhabitants of a municipality are granted pursuant to the development of the municipality is that "they shall have a voice", which means public hearings or that one can submit comments to the municipality; but it stops there, as you shall learn by reading on.
In the course of exploring the statutes and ordinances, I came across a section which said written comments would become part of the record. This is a slightly expanded upon version of what I submitted for the record:
Inhabitants of the Municipality given a voice but excluded from power
Title 30-A:Part 2:Subpart 6-AChapter 187 §4324 of the Maine Revised Statutes2. Planning committee.
If a municipality or multimunicipal region chooses to prepare a growth management program, the municipal officers of a municipality or combination of municipalities shall designate and establish a planning committee, which may include one or more municipal off…