Joe Andrade

Welcome to a sustainable democracy, economy, future

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Welcome to one man’s quest for a sustainable democracy and economy – for a truly sustainable future. This quest advocates realistic and critical thinking and a political process which minimizes money and rigid ideologies.

Our present economic system is based on 18th Century assumptions about the Planet which are no longer valid in this 21st Century. I am working to make those assumptions (now ideologies) clear and evident, and to develop awareness of the need for a new set of operating assumptions valid for the 21st Century.

The RUN video - a Bioengineer runs for Congress

The RUN video – a Bioengineer runs for Congress

During 2012 I ran for US Congress as an unaffiliated candidate in Utah’s District 2, placing 4th in a field of 5. My platform and related materials are available at the 2012 Campaign Archive Tab at the top right of this page. Those materials, plans, and activities are being further developed and applied on this site.

Work with me. Read and distribute  The CALL and The RUN (my one-year experiment in Democracy).

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joe.andrade@utah.edu

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Read The Call Download The Run Assumptions to Reality 1776 to today 2-25-2014

Recent Blog Posts:

Utah Legislature – 2014 Candidates and Project 104

There are 75 House districts and 29 Senate Districts in Utah - making for a Legislature of 104 members. The 2014 elections will cover all 75 House districts and 14 Senate Districts. I am working with two summer interns - one majoring in Environmental Studies at Utah State University, and the second also majoring in Environmental Studies - at the University of Utah. We have studied, tabulated, and organized all the candidate registration and related data for the 2014 legislative…

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Utah Governor and appointees can’t read – or listen?

Utah Governor Herbert's Energy Advisor, Cody Stewart, had an op-ed or MyView published today in the local Deseret News. He may have been stimulated by my own Deseret News piece on June 15 and a companion Salt Lake Tribune 'Princess Elsa' piece on June 22. Unfortunately he apparently did not read either of my relevant pieces. I do thank Mr. Stewart for at least reading their headlines. Fortunately the online commenters  have noted the shortcomings and misleading nature of his words. But…

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“A fabrica esta fechada!” – and Richard & Linda Eyre

Linda & Richard Eyre's recent Deseret News column on having kids prompts some different perspectives. Since the Deseret News saw fit to not 'approve' my online comment (at least not yet), here it is:   Population is indeed a world issue and a local issue. Utah is planning on a doubling of its population in the next 25 or so years, about 75% of that due to our very high birth rate. At the Governor's recent Energy Development Summit, his energy advisor, Cody Stewart, said 'We…

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Might we never recover from the recession?

The new economic buzzword is apparently hysteresis, according to today's Deseret News story: Is it possible U.S. may never recover from the recession? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605245/Is-it-possible-that-Americans-may-not-recover-from-the-recession.html Hysteresis is used somewhat differently in physics. But the answer to Lane Anderson's story is Yes - we will never 'recover'. Here's why: It's not too few babies, it's not immigration, it's not Obama. It's because we…

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