Feb 21

Swimming with the Sharks: Goldman Sachs, School Districts,

The fliers touted new ballfields, science labs and modern classrooms. They didn’t mention the crushing debt or the investment bank…

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Feb 13

Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks: Unfair Competition

Public banks in North Dakota, Germany and Switzerland have been shown to outperform their private counterparts. Under the TPP and TTIP,…

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Jan 8

EU Showdown: Greece Takes on the Vampire Squid

Greece and the troika (the International Monetary Fund, the EU, and the European Central Bank) are in a dangerous game…

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Jan 3

The Confiscation of Bank Deposits and The Derivative

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Dec 21

Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook

The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The…

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Dec 14

The Global Bankers’ Coup: Bail-In and the Shadowy

On December 11, 2014, the US House passed a bill repealing the Dodd-Frank requirement that risky derivatives be pushed into…

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Dec 2

New G20 Rules: Cyprus-style Bail-ins to Hit Depositors

On the weekend of November 16th, the G20 leaders whisked into Brisbane, posed for their photo ops, approved some proposals,…

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Nov 20

WSJ Reports: Bank of North Dakota Outperforms Wall

While 49 state treasuries were submerged in red ink after the 2008 financial crash, one state’s bank outperformed all others…

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Oct 30

Why Do Banks Want Our Deposits? Hint: It’s

Many authorities have said it: banks do not lend their deposits. They create the money they lend on their books.   Robert…

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Oct 23

Building an Ark: How to Protect Public Revenues

Concerns are growing that we are heading for another banking crisis, one that could be far worse than in 2008.…

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Sep 18

Would Scottish Independence Mean Economic Sovereignty?

Scottish voters will go to the polls on September 18th to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country. As…

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Sep 12

Preparing to Asset-Strip Local Government? The Fed’s Bizarre

In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and…

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Sep 3

Even the Council on Foreign Relations Is Saying

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing, after they’ve tried everything else.        …

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Aug 29

Colonization by Bankruptcy: The High-stakes Chess Match for

If Argentina were in a high-stakes chess match, the country’s actions this week would be the equivalent of flipping over…

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Aug 14

Cry for Argentina: Odious Debt, Fiscal Mismanagement or

Argentina has now taken the US to The Hague for blocking the country’s 2005 settlement with the bulk of its…

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Jul 26

You Can’t Taper a Ponzi Scheme: Time to

One thing to be said for the women now heading the Federal Reserve and the IMF: compared to some of…

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Jul 16

Did the Other Shoe Just Drop? Big Banks

For years, homeowners have been battling Wall Street in an attempt to recover some portion of their massive losses from…

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Jul 10

The Looming Foreclosure Crisis: As the Fed Runs

Mortgage debt overhang from the housing bust has meant lack of middle-class spending power and consumer demand, preventing the economy…

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Jun 21

Buying Up the Planet: Out-of-control Central Banks on

Finance is the new form of warfare – without the expense of a military overhead and an occupation against unwilling…

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