In the previous article, the International-to-National Policy Boomerang, the intent was to show that the Economic Development Administration (under the Department of Commerce) concept originated as a result of U.S. participation in a regional organization called the Organization of American States (OAS) and a Latin American Marshall Plan called the Alliance for Progress to provide foreign aid for Economic Development. A subsequent agreement, the Charter of Punta Del Este called for the creation of national economic development agencies and the Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration fills the bill for the United States.
Congress provides money to them which is doled out in grants to a network of private entities (domestic USAID?). My guess is that the policies come out of the Policy Planning Group at the State Department because they were involved in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. In any case, there is no doubt in this writer’s mind that the EDA’s programs correspond to USAID activities in foreign countries.
This scheme was a very clever way to re-establish Tammany Hall systemically in every town, city and county in this country and if I’m right about USAID, it would be in every city and town where they’ve operated as well.
Tammany Hall was the meeting place of a corrupt political machine in New York City that originated with the Tammany Society that was founded 1786. The following is an excerpt from a history section on Eleanor Roosevelt on the George Washington University website (emphasis added):
To see how the Tammany Hall for All system works in the modern context, the easiest organization to look at is the Economic Development structure within the states – and Idaho in particular. Tammany Hall style corruption was inevitable because the organizational structure made it absolutely predictable. The incentives are aligned for corruption, nepotism, self-dealing and essentially white collar, polite society racketeering.
The organizational structure of the economic development districts is a foreign form of governing. The power of government has been externalized, privatized and allowed to partner with corporations and foundations. This is not a republican form of government because there is no way for the voters to effect the privatized structure of the Tammany Hall for All regional Economic Development machines.
Economic Development District Agency Clubs
Warning – Unvarnished Truth in Graphic Language