Running for President on $10 a Day
This is a disarmingly honest and engaging story of a 35-year old man's experiences on the road across the country from Venice, California; chock full of characters and new ideas for democracy and for the future of the nation in his bid for the Presidential office. More
On the day he turned 35, Dean Adams Curtis announced his candidacy for the Presidential office. He left his studio in Venice, California behind and began his journeys across the country in search of the liberal heart of the U.S., articulating his visions for the future of the nation. This is the entertaining story of Dean's experiences on the road, chock full of characters and new ideas for democracy, including Dean's call for "employee democracy”, the democratic elections of employees to a third of the board seats of every publically traded company in the country that he feels will kick of an explosion of unrealized productivity for America that will fund his "care agenda." Disarmingly honest and engaging, like a political carpenter, Curtis builds a platform of progressive ideas plank by plank, based upon the liberal heritage he inherited from his parents and grandparents, then further crafted based upon his life experiences as a baby boomer formed as a child by the sixties, as a young adult by the seventies, and by his founding of the Hughes Employee Democracy Association at the dawn of the eighties, which sought an employee buyout of Hughes Aircraft after the death of its founder Howard Hughes. This political autobiography invites readers to decide whether Curtis is a "wack-job" or visionary, a deluded dude, or a man with a viable plan for the future of U.S. democracy.