1967 WhereDoWeGofromHereChaosOrCommu

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Subject Headings: Guaranteed Income Program, Political Instability, Economic Rights, Poverty Eradication.

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In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this prophetic work, which has been unavailable for more than ten years, he lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America's future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education. With a universal message of hope that continues to resonate, King demanded an end to global suffering, asserting that humankind-for the first time-has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty.

Chapter I. Where Are We?

Chapter II. Black Power

Chapter III. Racism and The White Backlash

Chapter IV. The Dilemma of Negro Americans

Chapter V. Where We Are Going

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In addition to the absence of coordination and sufficiency, the programs of the past all have another common failing -- they are indirect. Each seeks to solve poverty by first solving something else.

I am now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective -- the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.

Earlier in this century this proposal would have been greeted with ridicule and denunciation as destructive of initiative and responsibility. At that time economic status was considered the measure of the individual's abilities and talents. In the simplistic thinking of that day the absence of worldly goods indicated a want of industrious habits and moral fiber.

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Chapter VI. The World House

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 AuthorvolumeDate ValuetitletypejournaltitleUrldoinoteyear
1967 WhereDoWeGofromHereChaosOrCommuMartin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos Or Community? (Large Print 16pt)1967
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