- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Powernomics Corp of Amer; 1st edition (February 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0966170229
- ISBN-13: 978-0966170221
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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PowerNomics : The National Plan to Empower Black America Hardcover – February, 2001
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Dr. Claud Anderson is a noted black author who has successfully implemented social and economic change throughout his career. His unique background of experience is reflected in PowerNomics: The National Plan. To implement the strategy of industrializing Black communities, he has established a vertically integrated seafood industry that is currently operating and will expand into urban areas across the nation. His company is one of the few black-owned companies to make stock available to the general public through an initial public offering. In addition to his most recent seafood project, he owns a vertically integrated publishing company and was one of the first blacks to own a radio station in Florida.
Dr. Anderson headed two economic development corporations in Florida and was appointed by President Jimmy Carter as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the head of the Coastal Plains Regional Commission. In that position he worked with governors in the southeast states to develop and fund economic development projects, including seafood. He was Coordinator of Education for the State of Florida under Governor Reubin Askew during integration and has held a number of high-level positions in national and state politics. He is also President of The Harvest Institute, a black research, education and advocacy organization. He is imminently qualified to offer a plan to empower Black America.
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This text should be read at least once per year to refresh our memories, adjust goals and business plans.
1)Pool Black resources; allow the Black dollar to "bounce" a number of times in the Black community before it exits. He uses other ethnic groups that don't by from Black businesses nor hire Black employees as an example of how they pool retain the power of their money.
2)The original intent of Affirmative action programs were initiated to undo the social/economic inequalities created by chattel slavery; creating a permanent underclass. After the various programs were introduce, other "minorities" who have not received the structural inequalities to the extent of African americans, and who were considered white when immigrating to the US edged out the AA and monies. This effectively put them on the bottom of receiving programs that were initially intended for them.
3)African Americans/Blacks must look out for Blacks and not be afraid to requires quid pro quo of politicians for their vote like every other constituency except according to Anderson, Blacks; they are just happy to vote.
4)Refuse to treat any other group better than they treat you as a group.
I agree with Dr. Anderson on most things, but a few things to mention where I think he missed it in Powernomics. 1)His critique of Booker T Washington, seems misplaced. Washington, advocated for exactly what Powernomics proclaims; entrepreneurship and economic development. He was Garvey's mentor, though not directly, inspiring him to come to the US. The historical Booker T. would have been better than the gossip Booker T. of what people thought of him. 2)I would have expected a more cited book. Some of the things mentioned don't mention a citation, especially when they are controversial and thought to be wrong. There are some citations, but with the numerous claims made, more are definitely warranted. 3)He mentions routinely the Willie Lynch Letter which has been proven to be a forged letter of the 20th century. This is problematic in that some of the conclusions that people may make according to this letter may provide a false state of the condition of Black America.
This is a good book and I am glad to have purchased it. I will re read it, put it together with some other books for my own communities liberation.
Another book that does some of Powernomics with a 1/4 less is Black Economics: Solutions for Economic and Community Empowerment by Jawanza Kunjufu. Also Blueprint for Black Power by Amos Wilson, which goes in the other direction in terms of pages(800+).
In all this is a good book and it is definitely great to start you off in Black Economics/pooling your resources. The political bloc portion may be a little difficult in that we seemed to be in bed with the whole of all minorites, but it seems necessary to start acting as "group" to have our needs addressed. It will be interesting to see how he implements his plans, inspite of the backlash from other groups and the various betrayals associated with embarking upon such a monumental task.