William D. Coffey

Following 40 years of federal and state government service, Don Coffey retired in 2002 in order to write two full-length and several shorter plays for multiple productions in Frankfort and at Dancing Meadow Playhouse; to produce three years of Legends of the Great Hall, a two-hour community extravaganza with over 100 cast and crew, as fundraisers supporting Thorn Hill Adult Education Center; to write and publish four fairly serious books, the Legends script, and a one-hour operetta about the Prodigal Son; and to conduct traditional string dance band classes and Anglo-American folk dancing classes for Frankfort adults and children who evolved into the Capital City Historic Dancers and Musicians, a local traditional dance troupe patterned after week-long folk dance and music camps he co-produced over 20 years for national and international clienteles. All of these things went tolerably well.

Populist Corrections

Populist Corrections

Envision our Bill of Rights expanded to include Economic Rights. Every American is guaranteed a Living Income sufficient to buy all of life’s essential needs. Taxes are fairly apportioned and gross income inequality is history. American jobs produce virtually everything needed by all 332 million of us, and we import only what we can’t make ourselves. Corporations are dead—subdivided into employee-owned co-ops truly incentivized to compete and restrain prices. If a co-op grows to 5% of U.S. market share, it is downsized again. Our new Third-Option Economy is fair to all: Top bosses earn, at most, eight times the lowest paid worker; welfare and unions are no longer needed; capitalism and socialism are irrelevant. Populist Corrections tells how we make it all happen.