Opponents of the culture of consumerism have a new political outlet in the American Shopping Party
From Ballot Access News:
The American Shopping Party has qualified as a political party in Hawaii. The party is the creation of John Giuffre, author of seven books about economics. See this link. The party seems to desire an end to consumerism and is influenced by ideas from eastern religions. The Constitution Party and the American Shopping Party are the only two parties that submitted a petition this year. The Democratic, Republican, Libertarian and Green Parties were already on the ballot.
One of the leaders of the party is John Giuffre. Here is some of his information:
Giuffre has written 7 books on economics called Raghu-nomics. They introduce a series of new policy proposals that highlight perspectives with a broader reach of context and possibilities. They represent a new generation of thinking founded in the cultural hybrid of a global youth; for Raghu Giuffre is a third generation Italian American, with schooling in India and a youth of world travel as a Hindu missionary.
He followed his LA roots with congregational development & publications, import/export biz before working as a HI & NY Realtor with $12 million in direct sales. A native of Hawaii for 9 of the last 30 years, Raghu has developed a new economics platform built upon the demands of a 21st Century world long outgrown the old economic models of today’s experts. Raghu-nomics provides a series of examples how the old paradigm of the liberal vs conservative conflict has distracted us from the obvious answers most of us are already familiar, but failed to review.
Raghu Giuffre says
aloha Democracy Chronicles. This is Raghu Giuffre writing in to thank you for your time and sharing about our new political party: American Shopping Party. I was impressed you took the time to take a quick look at my background as inferred by your comments to my ‘influenced by ideas from eastern religions’ and your attempt at finding my political leanings as ‘The party…to desire an end to consumerism.’ This is the exact opposite impression one would get from the name and so once again shows the journalist effort to get behind the fronts of public posture to the actual agenda’s of the players of these different programs. Bravo and thank you. As for myself, the goal is not to end consumerism, but to introduce conscientious consumption. Buying American Made is but the first step to all things of care from buying local, to self sustainability and then on to the other areas of consideration such as fair wages, environmental impacts etc. As your quote says, I’m an ol missionary man. My interest is neither politics nor shopping, but education for conscientious action at the individual level in partnership with tens of millions of others. Hope this offers a better insight for you and maybe even more to your liking. Mahalo from the Big Island. Rg
Sonya L Paris says
Dearest John Giuffre
Hi I am Sonya.I am willing to be a vote for you.I am residing on the beautiful side of Hawaii which is the Leeward area of Oahu.So you will be voted for other isles as well.