After a long career in
software research & development in Silicon Valley, Richard decided to
take an extended sabbatical to pursue writing and political analysis.
He moved to Wexford in '94, launched some email discussion forums, and
began developing his ideas by publishing essays to these forums and
entering into dialog with the subscribers. Some of these subscribers
were magazine editors, and soon he began publishing articles in various
magazines worldwide. These can all be found on his website:
By the end of '97 Richard had completed his analysis of globalization, and
found himself in agreement with folks like Michel Chossudovsky, David
Korten, and Richard Douthwaite. He then began investigating the
question "What can be done?". After
looking into various reform alternatives, and at popular movements (past
and present), he came to the conclusion that only one thing can save
humanity from the devastations of rampant hyper-capitalism: a radical,
global grassroots movement.
facing this movement are historically unique, and Richard's most recent
work is devoted to understanding how this movement can come together as a
community, and how it can develop a program for a new society and a
strategy for victory.