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Re: Money
« Reply #135 on: December 25, 2016, 08:10:10 pm »
Gal Alperovitz discusses the Systemic Crisis in the USA



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« Reply #136 on: December 26, 2016, 06:49:31 pm »
Published on Dec 17, 2016

The Twilight of Democracy by Tariq Ali


Tariq Ali discussion on the ideas outlined on his book The Extreme Centre: A Warning, during this years Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

What is the point of elections if result is always the same ??? : a victory for the extreme centre?

Since the end of the Cold War, politics in affluent Western democracies has become a contest to see who can better serve the needs of the market.

Rather than left and right parties representing genuinely different policies, they have converged to create a global economic order where deregulation, free trade, privatisation and market-driven solutions hold sway.

Whether voters agree or not, these things are a given, creating a massive disenchantment with government and a huge challenge to democracy.

Is this political wisdom or suicide?

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Re: Money
« Reply #137 on: December 27, 2016, 06:27:02 pm »

Agelbert Note: Blythe predicted the rise of Fascism in Europe and the USA as a response to Austerity. We are there. 


Mark Blyth – Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea 

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Published on Feb 23, 2015


Join us at Roosevelt House for a timely conversation about one of today’s most urgent policy questions – whether government spending is reckless wastefulness, as many argue, or whether the policy of draconian budget cuts has failed. In his acclaimed book Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, Mark Blyth, professor of international political economy at Brown University, demonstrates how and why the global turn to austerity, the policy of reducing domestic wages and prices to restore competitiveness and balance the budget, hasn’t worked.

In conversation with Andrew J. Polsky, Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of political science at Hunter College, Professor Blyth will discuss recent examples of a policy that he shows has failed for a century. While it makes sense for any one state to try and cut its way to growth, Blyth argues, it simply cannot work when all states try it simultaneously: all we do is shrink the economy. In their discussion, professors Blyth and Polsky will examine why the arguments for austerity are tenuous and why austerity policy has almost always led to low growth and to increases in wealth and income inequality. They will also discuss how to counteract these trends with effective economic policies for the future.




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« Reply #138 on: December 27, 2016, 09:04:24 pm »
Published on Mar 11, 2014


Author and professor at Brown University, Mark Blyth discusses his book, "Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea" (Oxford University Press, USA, 2013). Commentators on the panel: Alex Gourevitch, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Political Theory Project and Sharon Krause, Political Science, Brown University.

In "Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea," Blyth demolishes the conventional wisdom, marshaling an army of facts to demand that we recognize austerity for what it is, and what it costs us.

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« Reply #139 on: December 29, 2016, 06:57:21 pm »
How Trump Could Bring on the Crash of 2016

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Re: Money
« Reply #140 on: December 30, 2016, 02:16:36 pm »

This is killing America
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Published on Dec 25, 2016

This shows exactly how the bankers manipulated the system to their advantage and made every person in the U.S. their slaves. We can revolt, and can take this country back in one week if we choose. We need to spread the word, organize, and act before it's all gone.
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« Reply #141 on: January 04, 2017, 08:23:07 pm »
Universal Basic Income

Big Picture Interview: Writer Matt Bruenig, Law & Poverty Expert will explain where it’s working. Is solving poverty as simple as giving money to poor people?
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« Reply #142 on: January 06, 2017, 03:30:00 pm »
I think there is no reason why we should not be able to feed, clothe, shelter, educate, and provide medicine for all people on Earth regardless of their abilities.  I think we have the technology now, and we still have the energy, to do this.

The problem is that the monetary system isn't designed to do this.  It's designed to sieve wealth from one portion of the population to another portion through a variety of Criminal Rackets.  The rackets are everywhere, Banking, Accounting, Stock Trading, Insurance, Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Manufacturing to name a few.  If you're not born into wealth, in order to make a lot of money you need to insert yourself into one of these rackets and have good criminal skills to get the money from the marks and into your pocket.

The biggest and most successful criminals are generally those at the top of the Banking Racket or Stock Racket or Real Estate Racket.  Generally you can't get quite as filthy rich in the other rackets, although a few in the manufacturing racket such as Bill Gates do as well.  You know somebody is a criminal racketeer simply by looking at how much money they make.  The more it is, the bigger the criminal they are.

Here is the FSoA Income Distribution Chart:



As you can see, the Median Household Income is $49,445.  Everybody making more than that is some type of criminal in some criminal racket.  Mostly misdemeanor crimes until you pass into the top 10%, then you have felons. At the very top .01% you have Crimes Against Humanity.  Everybody below the Median is a Victim of these Criminals.

Now, in order to rectify the situation and bring Justice to the system, what you would need to do is clawback all the stolen money from above the median and redistribute it down to below the median, which would take a MASSIVE taxation effort, which will never happen as long as the folks above the Median run the political show.  Which of course they do.

Now, over in Finland they're doing an experiment with 2000 Unemployed people of providing them with a no questions asked Basic Universal Income of around $800/month I believe it is (converting from Euros).  I don't know what the cost of living is in Finland, but this might be just enough to put a roof over your head and food on your table.  You can still try to find work and if you do you make more money than just the basic income.  They're trying to see if this helps with the disincentive to get off the dole if only part time work is available.

What's the problem here?  There are many.  First off, if you scaled up this program for all Fins, it would cost a fortune and the taxation would be through the roof.  Second, once everyone has this basic income, then prices of food and rents start to get jacked up by the criminals in control of those rackets.  So the money the state just gave you ends up right back in the hands of the same criminals!  And round and round we go!   In order to prevent this, you would have to have state enforced price controls on all the basics, housing, food, transportation etc.

At this point of course, you are at Full On Communism.  At this point also, why bother using money at all for these basics?  Simply give everyone a free apartment, make all the food free, all medical care free and all the buses and trains free.  In order to pay the costs for that, you then tax the criminals who are stealing money on more discretionary items.

As you can see, this also has a lot of problems and demonstrates why monetary systems developed to manage large populations and why they work the way they do.  They reward the criminals at the top at the expense of the victims at the bottom.  You can't have a just system once you introduce money into the equation, which is WHY it is the Root of All Evil.

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Re: Money
« Reply #143 on: January 11, 2017, 05:34:02 pm »
You won't believe where 9 Trillion Dollars went

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This is the problem with a central bank in the United States. All of these balance sheets reflect the payouts to the elite every year.
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Re: Money
« Reply #144 on: February 12, 2017, 12:42:49 pm »


How Trump Filled The Swamp
 
 
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Published on Feb 3, 2017

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With promises to "drain the swamp!" still ringing in our ears, we have watched Trump appoint nothing but Goldman banksters, Soros stooges, neocon war hawks and police state zealots to head his cabinet. Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we examine the swamp-dwellers with which Trump has filled his swamp.

Agelbert NOTE: The only thing missing from this mostly accurate report is its rather blatant failure to list the MASSIVE influence of the Profit over Planet Swamp Creatures from the Fossil Fuel Industry in the Trump SWAMP. That is the one blind spot Corbett has. He simply cannot handle the reality of CO2 caused catastrophic climate change, even though he connects the corruption dots in most Business As Usual poisonous practices. The "subsidies" that the fossil fuel industry milks out of we-the-people worldwide amount to BILLIONS of dollars annually. Yet somehow this THEFT never makes it to Corbett's radar. Why is that? ???

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Exxon-Mobil and Lee Raymond who was at the Company from 1963-2005 was the person who started the cover-up of climate change. Lee Raymond has also been on the Board of Directors when JPMorgan/Chase committed all their criminal acts leaving that company with a Rap Sheet a mile long. $20 BILLION in fines, but NO-ONE went to jail for all the financial burdens and losses JPM/CHase caused millions of people. Chase is still illegally foreclosing on homes.

Another person on the Board of Directors for Exxon is William Weldon who is also on the Board for JPMorgan/Chase. Weldon was the CEO at Johnson & Johnson during the production and sales of the TOXIC TALC that is causing cancer in so many women.

Jamie Dimon head of JPM/Chase walks around scot-free from the long Rap Sheet of Criminal Acts that were instigated by him. Now Jamie Dimon is out promoting the "Millions in Grants" that JPM/Chase is giving to communities and for scholarships for education ~~~ BUT ~~~ Dimon does NOT explain that this is STOLEN money from illegal home foreclosures, from illegal criminal acts, benefitting the bank.

These men have NO consciences, they are a narcissistic group of men with no morals, who only think of MONEY and GREED and Trump is at the top of the list with his egomaniac personality who will give these men a clearance to destroy for their own personal benefit.  Gerry Lednicky Seger

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This money, the IMF noted, is in addition to the $492 billion in direct subsidies offered by governments around the world through write-offs and write-downs and land-use loopholes.

In a sane world these subsidies would be invested to free us from the deadly effects of carbon emissions caused by fossil fuels, but we do not live in a sane world. "  -- Chris Hedges




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« Reply #145 on: February 17, 2017, 07:24:07 pm »
 February 16, 2017

Upward Distribution of Wage Income Behind Social Security's Shortfall

CEPR's Dean Baker says Republicans often omit the role of stagnant wage growth in the discussion around the growing deficit in this social insurance program.


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« Reply #146 on: February 18, 2017, 08:07:59 pm »

They're Lying To You
     
Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits. Author Richard Heinberg proposes a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic history.

 This brilliant animation, produced by the Post Carbon Institute, explains that with the Industrial Revolution rapid growth became normal. Economists pointed to innovation, increased trade, division of labor. But it was mostly a result of cheap energy. We could do more than ever before with cheap coal and gas. Economists assumed the absurd notion that growth could go on forever.

 The economies of the wealthiest nations started stagnating years ago, as resources began to run out. Governments, businesses and households went into hock up to their eyeballs gorging on easy credit. The financial system created ever more complex securities and derivative schemes to soak up all that debt and make perpetually rising profits on imaginary assets.

 The mother of all bubbles burst in 2008 - and we have not headed toward "recovery". And recovery to what? More bailouts, debt, more consumerism and resource depletion?

 We can live without economic growth but we'll have to start doing a few things differently. Those very things are expressed in videos in all the categories right here on Nextworldv!

 --Bibi Farber

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« Reply #147 on: February 26, 2017, 02:53:34 pm »

How government promotes inequality
 

Published on Mar 19, 2015

Award-winning author and investigative journalist David Cay Johnston will explain how income disparity has increased in the United States, even as the economy has recovered from the great recession. For more information about the Thomas S. Foley Institute and our sponsored events, please visit foley.wsu.edu .


Agelbert NOTE: The money quote from the above video is not just how much the fossil Fuel Industry games the energy playing field against clean energy for we-the-people, although that is one my concerns.

MONEY QUOTE (When you read it, please remember that David Cay Johnston is NOT a liberal; he is a Registered Republican):
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« Reply #148 on: March 03, 2017, 01:16:30 pm »


Published on Sep 16, 2016
Prof J Kroth: Is America on the brink? - September 16, 2016

Prof. Jerry Kroth, a psychologist, looks at that question. What brings down an Empire?

Kroth looks at things slightly differently from financial pundits and stock market gurus. Instead of economics, he looks through the prism of social science. Which country produces over 80% of hard core p o r n in the world? Which country has the highest rate of r a p e? What is the truth behind horror films or reality shows such a Fear Factor?

For example, while Mr. Trump continues to claim that Climate Change is just Chinese propaganda, what toll is Climate Change, and its ensuing natural disasters since 1982, actually having on the US?

Using anthropologist, Jared Diamond and historian Arnold Toynbee's seven major factors leading to societal collapse, Kroth asks how the U.S. stacks up on those seven factors. The report card is awful, and the current situation foreboding to the extreme. Data comes from his new book, Implosion: delusion, denial, and the prospect of collapse More info at collectivepsych.com
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« Reply #149 on: March 04, 2017, 02:11:20 pm »
The Man Who Predicted Trump Now Predicts He Will Fail 


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