OWS CHALLENGES THE LEGITMACY OF THE SYSTEM

By Saul Landau An advanced university degree can’t help you find a position –for a year or more. Yet, stocks, bonds, and derivative dealers, and those peddling hedge (evade, prevaricate, get around, beat around the bush) funds amass money (including tax dollars). Pious government officials and TV pundits assure you: the Wall Street establishment maintains […]

If government created money instead of debt: Thomas Edison speaks

source: Carl Herman, Examiner.com Many of America’s brightest historical minds recognized and communicated the obvious answer to US national debt: US government can create money instead of debt. Current law lets banks create what we use for money, which we then borrow at interest. This Orwellian “monetary” system is the opposite of money because it’s […]

If government created money instead of debt: America’s brightest historical minds speak

source: Carl Herman, Examiner.com The US suffers from debt-damned economics: a Robber Baron-era paradigm whereby the harder Americans work, the more in debt we collectively descend. The reason is public confusion between “money” (which the US does not create and use to facilitate trade) and “debt/credit” (which our government says is “money” and what is […]

Enlightening The President and Press

Cuba: Facts and realities By Saul Landau and Nelson Valdés “No hay peor ciego que el que no quiere ver” – Spanish saying (There is no worse blind person than the one who does not wish to see.) On May 13, Miami newspaper headlines and TV leads should have said: “Obama makes fool of himself.” […]

The Brooklyn Consensus

By Terry Morrone We’re in a class war and we’re losing. The rich are getting richer and everyone else is getting poorer. We’re abusing the planet through global warming and pollution. Unless we make radical changes, we’re heading for poverty, starvation and constant war. The whole world is in crisis, not just the United States. […]

The Death of Capitalism

The Death of Capitalism: Birth of a New Society By: Solomon Comissiong One does not have to be a doctor, or play one on TV, to understand that in order to have a chance at eradicating any malady from the body you must find its root cause. The physician must figure out what is causing […]

Haiti Converting to Charter Schools: More Disaster Capitalism

The success of the New Orleans “disaster capitalism” project in which the public school system was taken over by charter schools during the re-building after Katrina, has led to similar developments in other destitute places of the world. Haiti, is a prime example. International philanthropy  is poised to rebuild the struggling country’s education system through loans […]

Northern Arizona University to tag its students

Northern Arizona University are set to start using RFID tags to monitor the attendance of its students. Students are protesting the use of RFID tags, which are embedded in their student IDs. A university spokesman told Government Technology magazine that the intent is to encourage professors to incorporate attendance into grading systems. More frequent attendance […]

Economist James Galbraith Senate testimony: Economics is a disgraced profession; blind to fraud

source with live video. “There is nothing about money that cannot be understood by the person of reasonable curiosity, diligence and intelligence…. The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is the one in which complexity is used to disguise the truth, not to reveal it. Most things in life — automobiles, mistresses, […]

Arizona, Institutional Racism & Assimilation

Arizona, Institutional Racism & Assimilation By: Solomon Comissiong The Southwestern US state of Arizona has recently garnered a lot of public attention for its blatantly racist legislation. In April (2010) the closet racist governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, signed into law SB-1070. SB-1070 was paraded around by her administration as some sort of law aimed […]