Alex Zoumaras emails in response to my post, Are Americans Already Socialists?
If you did have the $100 million what do you think would be the best way to get DiLorenzo's and Ostrowski’s books in every nook and cranny of America?I am not sure I would take any one specific tact, and I would probably avoid the heavily government-influenced current school systems completely. I wouldn't really want the books associated with the horrific educations students are getting now which are really just part-time prisons.
My pea brain tells me that to make an impact these books would have to be in schools. This is a curriculum issue. The $100 million would be useful but would it be enough to grease the many school districts, colleges and university departments?
I would use many marketing techniques to get the word out about the books and especially get students who might become strong second-hand dealers in ideas to become familiar with the books.
I would, for example, maybe launch annual $1 million youtube video challenges.
One million dollar challenge award would be for the student who best describes DiLorenzo's book via YouTube and another million dollar challenge award for the student who best describes Ostrowski's book via YouTube.
I would also perhaps run a weekly television challenge where a student advocate of socialism debates a student advocate of laissez-faire about one of the books. With votes at the end of the debate being cast by viewers. With $100,000 going to the winner of the vote and $5,000 going to the loser.
I would also cut a deal with Amazon to see to it that anyone who wanted the books could order physical paperbacks for free.
I could go on, but you get the idea.