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Gregory James

After 20 years working and living overseas, I returned to the US and was disgusted by how partisan and polarized the country had become. Civility and compromise are now quaint things of the past, replaced by intolerance and the rule of extremes. So I gave up a lucrative career for staring at blank pages and searching for words, in the hope that words might help enact change. Stupid. . . . I know! But after 9 months of labor I birthed forth a book, entitled ONE PERCENT SOLUTION. Reminiscent of Vonnegut, with a dash of Saramago and Fforde, this humorous, satirical, often irreverent romp mocks the absurd we accept to be normal, ridicules the ridiculously low bar we set, and challenges all of us to demand more of ourselves by making light of what is sacred that shackles us.
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ONE PERCENT SOLUTION . . . (one page per day) Page 103 of 252

   A satire of dysfunctional politics and economic disparity.   Chapter IX: Day/Page 103 CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY. . . . Nothing! That’s how market forces should work, the right loudly and proudly proclaimed. It was natural. It was right. This was the immutable natural law of business, they claimed. Although the rabid right abhorred the blasphemous notion of evolutionary … Continue reading

ONE PERCENT SOLUTION . . . (one page per day) Page 102 of 252

   A satire of dysfunctional politics and economic disparity.   Chapter IX: Day/Page 102 CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY. . . . It didn’t matter that it cost 100 times more to incarcerate someone in prison than to educate them in public schools. That wasn’t the point, because prisons were profitable businesses, while public schools were not, for the very … Continue reading

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   A satire of dysfunctional politics and economic disparity.   Chapter IX: Day/Page 101 CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY. . . .  In theory, the voucher system sounded compellingly good, which prompted many to initially jump on the bandwagon. The problem, however, as they later found out, was that tuition for private schools invariably cost more than the vouchers were … Continue reading

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   A satire of dysfunctional politics and economic disparity.   Chapter IX: Day/Page 100 CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY. . . .  But at least she didn’t get pregnant. Others, however, did. Birth rates soared around the globe when contraceptives were banned and all pregnancies forced to term, as the right-handers maintained their god wanted. But once these children were … Continue reading

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   A satire of dysfunctional politics and economic disparity.   Chapter IX: Day/Page 99 CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY. . . .  The clever judge knew that the debauched harlot had enticed another to traipse through her marital garden and dip his wandering wick in her blooming scented flower. And nothing frightens a man like the judge, whose own wick … Continue reading