Unthinkable, unspeakable and untouchable? Coming to terms with the fake “realities” of our time!

“For Socrates, all virtues were forms of knowledge. To train someone to manage an account for Goldman Sachs is to educate him or her in a skill. To train them to debate stoic, existential, theological, and humanist ways of grappling with reality is to educate them in values and morals. A culture that does not… Read More

Watch “Why Monetary Reform Must Become Your Number One Issue” on YouTube

Published on Sep 29, 2013 Joe Bongiovanni discusses our monetary system and why fixing it is the single most important issue facing people and the planet. Joe explains how money is created as debt by private banks and how that system heavily favors principles and values that are in direct opposition to those who seek… Read More

Shifting from Central Planning to a Decentralised Economy: Do we Need Central Banks? – Professor Werner

 Reblogged from: https://professorwerner.org/shifting-from-central-planning-to-a-decentralised-economy-do-we-need-central-banks/ Shifting from Central Planning to a Decentralised Economy: Do we Need Central Banks? by Professor Richard A. Werner, D.Phil. (Oxon) Paper presented at the 14th Rhodes Forum: Dialogue of Civilisations Research Institute, Panel 2: Economic Alternatives when Conventional Models Fail Rhodos, Greece on 1 October 2016 I. The Central Bank Narrative For more than… Read More

Watch “Prof. Richard Werner – Banking Industry Exposed & Solutions Presented – Dublin April 2016” on YouTube

Published on Nov 28, 2016 Detailed Index – Professor Richard Werner’s Talk: 1 – Why is banking so important for the economy, society and the sustainable development of regions and communities? 2 – What causes the recurring boom-bust cycles and crises? 3 – What policies or banking systems have historically been most successful in avoiding… Read More

Globalisation of National Insecurity: Enlightening the Shadows of US Dysfunctional Hegemonic Imperialism

“If  it takes a  village to  raise a  child,  it  takes a  village  to  abuse a  child.” This chilling statement is made by a lawyer who represented many victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Boston in the 2015 movie “Spotlight.” Child abuse persisted because abusive priests were reassigned, victims were silent or agreed… Read More

Adam Smith’s Invisible Hands Revealed!!

Professor Richard A. Werner has conclusively shown that the invisible hands of the modern market are commercial banks which create money out of nothing!! (Can banks individually create money out of nothing? — The theories and the empirical evidence, How do banks create money, and why can other firms not do the same? An explanation for the… Read More

The New Economy: A Living Earth System Model – The Next System Project by David Korten | August 10, 2016

Reproduced from: http://thenextsystem.org/the-new-economy-a-living-earth-system-model/ The New Economy: A Living Earth System Model David Korten | August 10, 2016 Download the PDF This paper by David Korten, published alongside three others, is one of many proposals for a systemic alternative we have published or will be publishing here at the Next System Project. You can read it below, or download the PDF.… Read More

Beyond Greed and Scarcity by Bernard Lietaer – Yes! Magazine 1997

Reproduced from: http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/money-print-your-own/beyond-greed-and-scarcity Beyond Greed and Scarcity Few people have worked in and on the money system in as many different capacities as Bernard Lietaer. He spent five years at the Central Bank in Belgium, and he was president of Belgium’s Electronic Payment System. Bernard Lietaer posted Jun 30, 1997 He has helped developing countries improve… Read More

Watch “The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight” on YouTube

Published on Apr 15, 2014 Mike Lofgren, a congressional staff member for 28 years, joins Bill Moyers to talk about what he calls Washington’s “Deep State,” in which elected and unelected figures collude to protect and serve powerful vested interests. “It is how we had deregulation, financialization of the economy, the Wall Street bust, the… Read More

Articles in Monetary Literacy 101 by Bernard Lietaer

Reproduced from: http://www.lietaer.com/category/monetary-literacy/ http://www.lietaer.com/2010/09/what-is-money/ What is money? Most people tend to regard money as “a thing” because that is usually the way it appears to us (as paper, coins, checks, credit cards etc).  And yet, stranded on a desert island, we would quickly discover that while our knife remains useful as a knife, whatever cash or… Read More