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Scott Baker is a Senior Editor and Writer at Op Ed News, a Writer for DailyKos, and is the author of Neitherworld - a two-volume novel blending Native American myth, archaeological detail, government conspiracy, with a sci-fi flair.
He has a blog: newthinking.blogspot.com /
He is President of Common Ground-NYC, a Geoist group focusing on achieving social justice and economic growth by untaxing production and taxing the abuse and use of the natural resources of the commons. He also manages a Google Group focused on Geonomic Principles: groups.google.com/group/common-ground-nyc
Scott has several progressive petitions on Change.org:
Help the Terminator save California (by setting up a State Bank) www.change.org/actions/view/help_the_terminator_save_california
A new form of capitalism: Geonomics
Close the Gap (in the NYC Greenway's East Side)
Let NY fund its budget gap with a State Bank - change.org/actions/view/close_the_gap_2
Scott was an I.T. Manager for New York University for over two decades, where he initiated computing, developed databases, established networks for two major departments and earned a Certificate for Frontline Leadership. He had a video game published in Compute! Magazine.
Scott now chooses to use his computer for the greater good.
He is a recent graduate of the Henry George School of Social Science in New York City and has had an article published in the Georgist newsletter - Groundswell - put out by Common Ground.
Scott is a modern-day Renaissance Man with interests in astronomy, history, natural sciences, psychology, philosophy, Native American culture, and all future-forward topics; he has been called an adept syncretist by Kirkus Discoveries for NeitherWorld.