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The Emergence of Self-Organizing Systems of Exchange

May 14th, 2011 by Tom Greco

Joseph Jaworski is the author of Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership. In a message today from the publisher announcing the second edition of the book, I noted the reference to Jaworski’s “Four Principles to Access the Source of Innovation.” Although I’ve not yet read the book, I did take a look [...]

Coping, Caring, and Building Community

May 2nd, 2011 by Tom Greco

As the financial and economic ground continues to shift beneath our feet, it becomes ever more imperative that we reduce our dependence upon the institutions and structures that we have come to depend upon and take for granted. The financial tsunami of 2008 and the continuing aftershocks should be a wakeup [...]

The Great Unraveling—Entering Stage Two

April 23rd, 2011 by Tom Greco

There has been very little recognition of the Debt/Growth Imperative that is built into our global system of money, banking, and finance. As I have been preaching for many years, the creation of money as interest-bearing debt requires that indebtedness, in either the private sector or the public sector, must be [...]

Money and Oil: The agenda in Libya becomes more evident

April 9th, 2011 by Tom Greco

I hadn’t noticed it before, but on March 22, Bloomberg reported that, Libyan Rebel Council Forms Oil Company to Replace Qaddafi’s.
Well, we’ve grown to expect things like that. The more interesting development reported in the article was this:
The Council also said it “designated the Central Bank of Benghazi as a monetary authority competent in monetary [...]

Stop Chasing the Buck and Change Your Luck

April 7th, 2011 by Tom Greco

Cashless trading based on credit clearing is moving into its next stage of development, the optimization and scale-up stage.
Established groups and associations are beginning to recognize the importance and urgency of disengaging from conventional structures of money and banking, reclaiming “the credit commons,” and reorganizing the exchange of value under local [...]

The Banker’s Con Job, MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Gets It, Sort Of.

April 4th, 2011 by Tom Greco

With the thievery becoming so blatant, even the mainstream media can no longer ignore it. Some reporters are actually beginning to understand how the con job works. In this video Ratigan takes a shot at explaining it.
Yes, bankers run the government, yes, the Federal Reserve is a private company operated by [...]

What Happened to Class War in America?

March 29th, 2011 by Tom Greco

Back in December of last year, I posted an item titled, Class war in America: Senator Bernie Sanders tells it as it is, which included an embedded YouTube video of his speech. For some reason, that video has been removed; I can only speculate about the reason. Nevertheless, it still resides somewhere in [...]

Monetary Reformer Convicted in Liberty Dollar Case

March 24th, 2011 by Tom Greco

According to an FBI press release dated March 18, 2011, Bernard von NotHaus, 67, founder of NORFED and creator of the Liberty Dollar silver coin, has been convicted by a federal jury of “making, possessing, and selling his own coins.” The conviction of von Nothaus demonstrates just how far through the looking [...]

Currency Speculation and Arbitrage

March 19th, 2011 by Tom Greco

For anyone who is confused about foreign exchange rates and speculation (which I think includes almost everyone), here is a clear explanation provided by Prof. Dr. Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera of the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He explains it in relation to the 1997 East Asian Crisis that was brought on [...]

A serious message from the bees?

March 10th, 2011 by Tom Greco

Bees do a lot more than provide us with a sweet treat. Most of our food supply depends on bees for pollination, yet we are inadvertently killing them. Colony collapse has become a major threat to our food supply. Monoculture and widespread use of pesticides are probably not sustainable. Queen of the Sun: What are [...]