Running for President on $10 a Day
by Dean Adams Curtis

"DREAM SEQUENCE" - art by Dean Adams Curtis

1991 On the day I turned 35, I announced my candidacy to be the Democratic Party's nominee for president. One question has since sprung forth from many, "Why?"

A main plank of my platform was promotion within corporations of what I called employee democracy, that being both employee ownership and democratic employee participation in the choice of one-third of each corporation's board members. I called for democratic elections every spring for a third of the board of directors members within each publicly-traded company in the U.S. This, I proposed, would boost productivity and thus raise tremendous revenue for the Treasury from corporate taxes. Beyond that major economic plank, I ran on a platform that I had been refining for twenty years, a care agenda for America based on conserving the liberal agenda that my family believed in, and I grew up eager to promote.

Flash forward to today. Note that Elizabeth Warren's platform included a call for expanding employee ownership and 40% of corporate directors to be democratically elected.

I kept journals. I created a book. You can read a bit of it.