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১৭ অক্টোবর ২০১৭, মঙ্গলবার      
Alternative History প্রিন্ট কর
Radwan Chowdhury   
মঙ্গলবার, ১৬ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০১৬

Harry Turtledove is a fascinating writer in the science fiction genre, as he writes in a sub-category called "alternative history".  Were he to write an alternative history from an ultra-conservative Tea Party perspective, using their vision for America and embodying their ideals, here are some suggestions. Start by wiping out all the progressive legislation of the 20th century.  Get government out of the way of the marketplace and leave Wall Street and big business alone.  No more government regulation.  Theodore Roosevelt doesn't get elected and the Sherman and Clayton Act of 1914 doesn't keep the robber barons of laissez-faire economics in check.  And about unions.  All those workers with their living wages, able to send their kids to college, are the ruination of America.  Right to work laws will be enforced in every state. The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 doesn't get passed, so corporate America pays what it feels like paying and maintains the mines and factories in the way they feel they can afford.  No OSHA or child labor law exists either.  None of the New Deal legislation of 1935-36 (like Social Security) gets introduced in Congress, as they discourage individual initiative.  No entitlement programs happen, nor does the Great Society's War on Poverty or Medicare and Medicaid, years later.
 
Breathing the air and drinking the water not cleaned up by the Environmental Protection Act of 1969 is great fun because corporate America got to save all that clean-up money spent because of profit-killing over-regulation.  The states have taken over all education and local matters, so Brown vs. Board of Education (1954) and the Civil Rights Act (1964) never happen.
 
Government grants for all non-military research and development, pure science progress funded by the federal government, wouldn't please a Tea Party controlled government, either.  Corporate America's bottom line would.
 
"We could end the deficit in 5 minutes.” You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land……………....all because of public pressure.


About Radwan Chowdhury

Radwan Chowdhury is a motivational speaker, lecturer, activist and an author. Throughout his career, Radwan has won recognition for his entrepreneurial acumen; sharp business skills; a vision that transformed education and poverty; leadership qualities that won championships; and his unprecedented philanthropy.

Radwan is the Founder of UDiON Foundation, he believes “Education is the best way to end the cycle of poverty and the exploitation of children”. His most challenging and fulfilling mission to date is the total eradication of poverty from the world and educating and leading Asian Americans (AsAm) in exercising their right to bring about the democratic changes they wish to see. He’s “Dedicated to the Unfinished Work of Equal Opportunity and Justice for All”.

Radwan is best known in the Asian Community as a leader around issues of Equal Opportunity, Education and Poverty. He has spoken about those issues in many national and international conferences and participated in many roundtable discussion. Radwan has received widespread recognition, awards and honors for his work, Including the Life Time Service Award “Call to Service” by US President, he was listed as Most Influential Asian American in NE FL by Indo-US Chamber, nominee of 2015 OneJax Humanitarian Award and many more. Moreover, Radwan consistently received academic excellence awards and commendations for his diverse business background, that coupled with his unique speaking style and he imparts a clear understanding of how generational demographics are changing the landscape of our world. Read more at his blog: www.RadwanChowdhury.info | Twitter: @RadwanChowdhury | FB: RadwanChowdhury
 
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