New Economic Thinking Published on Feb 2, 2014 The financial crisis that ran from 2007 to 2009 has been called a “Minsky Moment,” meaning it offered a much-needed reminder to all economists of Hyman Minsky’s neglected dictum that “capitalism is essentially a financial system.” But even with this reminder, it is hard to know what… Read More
Videos from: https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2018/08/slavery-routes-gold-world-180813075335977.html and description from same and http://slaveryroutes.com/episodes/ About Story This is the story of a world whose territories and own frontiers were built by the slave trade. A world where violence, subjugation and profit imposed their routes. The history of slavery did not begin in the cotton fields. It is a much older tragedy, that has… Read More
Reproduced from: https://www.opednews.com/populum/printer_friendly.php?content=a&id=224164 July 28, 2018 A Nationalist Faction on Wall St. Challenges the War Faction Which Owns the CIA and Media By Jay Janson The handwriting is on the wall that reads ‘pale skin folks will not keep power over six times as many folks of color toned skin for all that much longer.’ Realizing… Read More
Below are two emails I penned yesterday and disseminated which I am reproducing here (with minor spelling and grammatical corrections). Dear Colleagues: It is fitting that this be shared as I have been following Prof Werner’s work over several years and there is life-value consilience between McMurtry’s (LVOA), Galtung’s (Peace Studies), Eisler’s (Cultural Transformation… Read More
Monetary Institute Published on Apr 23, 2018 The Monetary Institute’s “Our Money, Our Banks, Our Country – Money Creation in the Modern Economy” conference was held in Zurich, Switzerland on February 5, 2018. Professor Richard Werner, Chair in International Banking, University of Southampton, England provided this overview of how money is created in nations throughout… Read More
Prof Michael Hudson joins to review his critique of US financial imperialism in light of recent events. From the WB, IMF through to deep state strategy, Hudson is the best in the business at tying the economic pressures in our lives to the geo-political forces at work.
There are circumstantial evidence from many independent sources to suggest that what we see unfolding in Syria right now is a geopolitical power struggle for control of natural gas reserves and control of pipeline routes which crisscross many sovereign countries in the region. So much “wasted” money has been “invested” in fake proxy and pretextual wars, which suggests, to me at least, that this “investment” is worth the lives lost and communities destroyed – given the profits that would be made.
This money could have been better invested in human development by upgrading crumbling infrastructure, provisioning of high-quality education, healthcare and other human life necessities. This would have served as a platform for peace, stability and unity, and would have allowed for significant returns on investments in the development of the creative capacities and innovative capabilities of the peoples of the world.
But this is not what we see unfolding in our midst, especially at this tipping point of climate destabilization by the non-renewable fossil fuel industrial complexes. This is the paradigmatic case of adding more climate insults to climate injuries, all in the name of profit maximization, despite the cost of lives and livelihoods lost.
In order to make sense of this geopolitical non-sense, I have reproduced several articles below to highlight the major players involved and the historical and geopolitical contexts and machinations evolving as we speak. A bigger picture is emerging and I will leave it to those discerning individuals who chose to study and understand to make sense of it all.
I am afraid that if we do not find the courage to do so, then we will end up being complicit in the their collective schemes and continue to act against our best common life-interests.
It is only by allowing sunlight to shine through and also by opening up more vistas for proper ventilation, that we will be able to get rid of the “infectious” bugs in our geopolitical systems.
I hope this would help catalyze an authentic International Truth and Reconciliation exercise among all peoples of the world and would help us to work together to help create a global community now truly free from the shackles of ignorance, want and unnecessary suffering.
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“Money is one of those cultural forces that has remained mostly invisible to the conscious ‘western’ mind. It is therefore to a civilization as the DNA code is to a species. It replicates structures and behaviour patterns that remain active across time and space for generations.” – Transformation Management: Towards the Integral Enterprise In a previous… Read More
So the freeloaders have captured 1) the modes of production, distribution and communications (universal human life necessities, be they concrete or conceptual), and have gerrymandered 2) the rules of conduct and engagement “enshrined” in all of our narratives (scriptures, treaties and constitutions), and have also gerrymandered 3) the rules of credit creation and guidance (banking and financing). In order to maintain their monopolistic, hegemonic, domination system at little cost to them, and at great (imposed reversed) altrusitic cost to the majority of people and life forms on the planet, they have gerrymandered the 4) cognitive, affective, behavioural and social mindscapes of the masses, hence the irrational apathy-tolerance-acquiescence to the blatant and rampant escalating poverty, wealth inequality and corruption we see in our local, regional and international arenas.
By “coercing us” with our “tacit consent” to buy into their overpriced but fake snake-oil narratives of the justified survival of the fittest self-maximizing predatory competitors, the ruling elite class has sabotaged our cooperative individual human nature and stunted our collective other-serving, group-optimizing, altruistic and prosocial nature. They have in effect committed the ultimate “crime against humanity” by undermining our individual and collective human capital and capacity development and our intrinsic freedoms for individuation, self-actualization and self-determination of those capacities at the individual and collective levels. It is not surprising anymore that they veil their “dehumanizing and destabilising interventions” in wars for coveted resources and territories, regime change, invasions and occupation as “humanitarian interventions” and they use “human shields and props” as cannon fodder to further their nefarious agendas.
This ‘subversion from within’ by the elite ruling class free-riders explain the anomalous behaviour we have seen at the highest levels of government and diplomacy around the world today, and allows us to make sense of all the nonsense we see at play as they speak. This issue of veto power at our most austere UN body of diplomacy is very much part of the ‘subversion from within’ by the elite ruling class, who also control the diktats of other supranational collective entitites such as the IMF, World Bank and WTO, and central banks of the world through their BIS.
This is a revised version of my talk for the 2017 Festival of Ideas for Change, on why we need to reform laws governing the way money is repeatedly created, destroyed and created again for the benefit of those seeking wealth and power.