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The Rise (and Fall) of the Global Elite

Although it misses some of the fundamental phenomena that are at work in the world today, like resource depletion, environmental pollution, climate change, institutional breakdown, and the shift toward a steady-state, no-growth economy, this article from the Atlantic is worth a quick read (The Rise of the New Global Elite). It highlights the growing gap […]
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States face serious budget challenges; no help from federal government

In a speech delivered in Phoenix last Friday, David Stockman, budget chief under President Ronald Reagan, painted a gloomy picture for the economy.  According to the Arizona Republic, “Stockman told the assembled legislators, business and civic officials and others that the nation’s Capitol will offer no help and probably will complicate matters.” “Washington will become […]
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Ron Paul calls for competition in currency, attacks central bank’s “independence” as “unaccountability.”

Toward Sensible Monetary Policy By U.S. Rep. Ron Paul Monday,January 10, 2011 http://paul.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1816:… Last week the 112th Congress was sworn in. I am pleased that I will be chairing the Monetary Policy Subcommittee of the Financial Services Committee, which has oversight of the Federal Reserve. Obviously, this position will facilitate my efforts to ensure that […]
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The Horror in Tucson

I was shocked and dismayed to learn of the assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the killing of several bystanders in my home district of Tucson, Arizona. I express my heartfelt condolences to all those whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by this heinous crime. I think it is clear that such violent […]
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“Real Money” features Malaysia Conference Presentation

Real Money: Money and Payment Systems from an Islamic Perspective is a new anthology from the IIUM Press, Malaysia. Edited by Professor Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), this book contains contributions from several authors including yours truly. My chapter titled, The End of Money and the Liberation of Exchange, […]
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At last, central banking and legal tender are once again subject to real political debate and public scrutiny

In what seems to me to have been an unlikely turn of events, Congressman Ron Paul of Texas has been appointed to chair the House Subcommittee for Monetary Policy in the new Congress. In one sense this seems like very good news, on the other hand, it raises some serious questions about the oligarchy’s ultimate […]
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The aim of Wikileaks, and Julian Assange’s strategy

There’s been a lot of speculation of late about Wikileaks and its central figure, Julian Assange. I’ve even seen some articles that suggest that Wikileaks is not intending to provide greater transparency in government or to create a new paradigm in politics, but is in fact a false flag operation set up to abet and […]
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Plunder beyond belief, FED reluctantly shows the smoking gun.

I have for decades been trying to explain the parasitic nature of the global financial regime and the political order that has become subservient to it. Now, the evidence has become so overwhelmingly obvious that even the most dubious and somnambulistic amongst us cannot ignore its meaning. On December 5 I posted an item that included […]
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Class war in America: Senator Bernie Sanders tells it as it is.

This is a video that every American must watch. In his amazing and courageous speech on the floor of the US Senate, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders plainly describes the war that is being waged against the middle class by the super-wealthy elite. And while you’re at it, read his revelation about who got the bailout […]
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The Dark Side of Micro-Credit

The flaws inherent in micro-lending are now becoming apparent. Recent articles in The New York Times (“Indian Microcredit Faces Collapse from Defaults”) and Good Business report the sad case of India where numerous borrowers, unable to repay are reported to have committed suicide. Now it becomes all too obvious, Quoting from the Good Business report: […]
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