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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

His anthology of updated Opednews articles was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:
https://tayen-lane.squarespace.com/america-is-not-broke/

Scott is President of Common Ground-NYC (http://commongroundnyc.org/), a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written dozens of articles for Common Ground's national publication, GroundSwell, and has advocated for the Georgist Land Value Tax to public and political audiences.
He is also New York State Coordinator for the Public Banking Institute http://www.publicbankinginstitute.org/find_a_chapter, which seeks to promote Public Banking. The PBI is chaired by another OEN blogger, Ellen Brown. Scott has appeared on TV/Radio and in in-person Presentations to explain the principles of Georgism, Greenbacking, and State Banking. These may also be found on his personal blog: http://newthinking.blogspot.com/

Scott has a dozen progressive petitions on Change.org which may be found here:
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Scott was an I.T. Manager for a major New York university for over two decades where he earned a Certificate for Frontline Leadership.

He had a video game published in Compute! Magazine: http://www.atarimagazines.com/compute/issue55/dark.php

Scott is a graduate and adjunct faculty of the Henry George School of Social Science in New York City.

Scott is a modern-day Renaissance Man with interests in economics, science and all future-forward topics.
He has been called an "adept syncretist" by Kirkus Discoveries for his novel, NeitherWorld - a two-volume opus blending Native American myth, archaeological detail, government conspiracy, with a sci-fi flair http://amzn.to/10nUoDV

Scott grew up in New York City and Pennsylvania. He graduated with honors and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and was a member of the Psychology honor society PSI CHI.

Today he is an avid bicyclist and ride co-leader in a prominent bike advocacy organization.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Land Tax Justice at last in NYC?; My new Book A Sendout to two activist groups - Public Banking and Georgist group Common Ground-NYC. Presentations & announcements.

Monday, March 23, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
As goes Greece, so goes the world Greece and its unconventional "People's Finance Minister" Yanis Varoufakis, continue to be under the timed gun to refinance Greece before the money runs out, or time to do anything. Here is his latest public blog post, my response based on an earlier interview of him in late 2013, and some alternatives then and now which could be considered.
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views), Sovereign Money (10 Articles, 20981 views) (View All Series)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 (58 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Netanyahu - The Speech and a practical response The speech has been made. It was well-received by those hearing it. But progressives must listen and then propose alternatives in keeping with our views and values, while recognizing legitimate security concerns of all the valid participants in the region. Here is one such set of proposals.
Series: Middle East Articles (6 Articles, 9974 views)

Monday, March 2, 2015 (55 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Who owns American Debt? Who buys our debt and are they just shells for the Fed? Truth is stranger than fiction, but Netflix's "House of Cards" may be more truthful than the real life Administration. What we can learn from both.
Series: Banking (11 Articles, 20314 views), Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Public Banking (29 Articles, 80233 views) (View All Series)

Friday, February 27, 2015 (55 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
10 Reasons why the Federal Reserve is not a Government Agency What is the Federal Reserve? Public or private institution or some hybrid? Does it, or can it, serve the public interest? And if it is abolished, what should take its place?
Series: Banking (11 Articles, 20314 views), Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Public Banking (29 Articles, 80233 views) (View All Series)

Sunday, February 8, 2015 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will Greece or the EU Blink first? Greece, and especially its charismatic and brilliant Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, are going up against the European Austerity Powers that Be. Who will blink first? There is not much time to find out with a repayment due by the end of the month that Greece cannot pay.
Series: Sovereign Money (10 Articles, 20981 views), Georgism (29 Articles, 50662 views), Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views) (View All Series)

Monday, January 26, 2015 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is Russia trying to Short the Dollar by Buying Gold? Is Russia engaged in a "Grand Master" chess type strategy to strengthen its assets by buying gold, or just hedging its bets? What will the recent Geek Syriza victory mean to the world's currency markets and economies?

Saturday, December 27, 2014 (30 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Massive General Strikes Portend Possible Collapse Belgium is having a general Strike to strike back at draconian austerity cuts that are crippling not just Belgium, but all of Europe. This may show the way towards reversing the failed policies of the bank-led governments, but if not, there are alternatives, presented here.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Going off the reservation: investing in the Free Lakota Bank Beware of anti-government banks selling bullion. It may be bulls%^t. An analysis of the Free Lakota Bank paints a cautionary tale and shows why a well-regulated public bank is a much better option.

Friday, December 12, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Obama Spending Bill compromise: a Portent of the Future Obama's latest cave to Republicans, in the anti-citizen spending bill, is just the most recent sign of what we can expect when the Republicans take control of both houses, after stealing the elections.
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
No Justice for Eric Garner A Staten Island grand jury voted on Wednesday not to bring criminal charges in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white police officer. Is there NOTHING the police can do that will result in a trial or conviction?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (25 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
China builds infrastructure and allies while America destroys both China realizes that countries that trade together, stay together, and it is putting its State Banks behind a worldwide effort to modernize countries that we've given up on, or even destroyed the infrastructure of. It is no wonder China is starting to outrank America in international opinion, as it builds what America destroys.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 (47 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is this the end of debt-money at last? A major 3-hour debate on where money comes from will take place November 20 in the U.K. Parliament, on live TV, with mainstream political and media figures for the first time questioning the need for debt-based money.
Series: Banking (11 Articles, 20314 views), Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Sovereign Money (10 Articles, 20981 views) (View All Series)

Monday, November 10, 2014 (23 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why The Election does Not represent American Majority Opinion Americans are in love with democratic elections. At least in theory. In practice, our choices have so discouraged us, that many, if not most, Americans have given up on the political system, or tried to work around it. For those who still harbor fantasies that elections reflect the Will of the People, read on.
Series: Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views)

Thursday, November 6, 2014 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Progressive victories on Ballot Items Voters choose Yes on progressive ballot referendums, countering conservative candidate choices.

Saturday, October 25, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
PA Congressional Candidate Alanna Hartzok stages Modern Day Paul Revere tour for Airplane Safety The following articles are about the Hartzok for Congress Press Conferences held in four locations (10/14/14) on the "Paul Revere Ride" throughout PA Congressional District 9 to alert citizens of the failure of Congressman Bill Shuster to bring forward for a House vote the crucially important Saracini Aviation Safety Act.
Series: Georgism (29 Articles, 50662 views), Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views)

Monday, October 13, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Congressman Shuster's Failure To Act Threatens Airline Safety Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA9) continues to stall commonsense legislation in his subcommittee that could add an extra layer of protection to the vital cockpit area, against hijacking. His opponent in Pennsylvania's 9th District is fighting back, with a press conference including 9/11 widows and experts in airplane safety.
Series: Georgism (29 Articles, 50662 views), Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pension Fund Giant Calpers divests itself of Hedge Funds, citing underperformance and opacity The news was greeted with shock by some, while others wondered what took so long. In perhaps the first of many shoes to drop on the hedge fund industry, the largest U.S. pension fund, CalPERS (California Public Retirement System) announced it will sell all of its hedge fund investments within 12 months. Media stories on this announcement were quick to cite lagging performance of these funds over the past year.
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Public Banking (29 Articles, 80233 views)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (23 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
War: Is Instability the Goal? I've come to the difficult but unavoidable conclusion, based on the evidence of repeated regime change "failures" - as they seem to any sane person - that what Obama and the neo-cons really want is to break the Middle East.
Series: War (1 Articles, 1900 views)

Saturday, September 27, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
China shifts taxes to Land China has made a major shift to taxation on Land, especially in those areas with the most speculative fever, their largest cities. This will not only enhance revenue, it will provide the final link in the well-managed Chinese economy, and may spell the end of Western economic dominance, even sooner than currently forecast.
Series: Banking (11 Articles, 20314 views), Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Georgism (29 Articles, 50662 views) (View All Series)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Conservative Reporter Bill Still says it was NOT the Russians who shot down MH17, it was the Ukrainians In this detailed video, Monetary Reformer, one-time Libertarian Presidential candidate, and heavily pro-American (as he explains in the first minute) Bill Still admits he was "probably wrong" about his initial assessment that it was the Russians who shot down MH17 over the Ukraine. He shows photographic evidence of 30MM cannon fire, which could only have come from an attack plane like the kind the Ukraine is using.

Thursday, September 4, 2014 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Fish Rots from the Head The official numbers for inflation present a case for low inflation. Wage and income inflation is disinflationary, and since the turn of the century even deflationary. The expansionary monetary policy of the Fed is based on the perception that the policy is justified by low employment levels and the above measurements of inflation. But what if the Fed is looking at the wrong metrics?
Series: Banking (11 Articles, 20314 views), Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views) (View All Series)

Friday, August 8, 2014 (191 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
10 Reasons Progressives Ought to support Israel, even now A lot of liberals or progressives are confused about supporting Israel, or outright opposed to doing so, especially now, when the current conflict, Operation Defensive Edge, with Hamas has eclipsed the carnage and damage of the last big battle, Operation Cast Lead, in 2012. However, here are 10 Reasons that progressives ought to be interested in regarding Israel
Series: Middle East Articles (6 Articles, 9974 views)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Have Conditions in the Laboring Class improved from Henry George's Time to our Own? Labor conditions were indeed often appalling in the nineteenth century, but are they any better now? Let's start with a specific example and broaden our findings from there. A comparison of Labor's life from a hundred years ago to today. Have things improved...or been offshored?
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Georgism (29 Articles, 50662 views)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (52 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What is an American Corporation and does it Matter? Robert Reich opines on corporate tax evasion and inversion, but his proposals fall short of what is needed. Here are the solutions he missed.
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Georgism (29 Articles, 50662 views)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (73 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Flip Side of Debt Free Money Comparing Greenbacking - a system of Debt-free money - to Modern Monetary Theory of money. Debt-free money has been, and is still used, in the U.S. going back to Lincoln, as specified in a 1999 bill to create $360B in Interest-free money to fund the nation's highway infrastructure. This is something to consider as the Highway appropriations bill is held up by Republican Austerians in Congress.
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Banking (11 Articles, 20314 views), Sovereign Money (10 Articles, 20981 views) (View All Series)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Second NSA Whistleblower Confirms Snowden Allegations, and adds more (Video Interview) In a series of 3 reports by Reporter/Monetary Reformer Bill Still, the NSA's highest ranking official to date, Bill Binney, who went by the title of "technical director of the world for G.O. political and military analysis and reporting group" has confirmed everything Edward Snowden has said so far, and added that the NSA has 2,000 transcribers whose job it is just to take down whatever the electronic data gathers cannot.
Series: Obama (2 Articles, 58208 views), NSA Whistleblowers (1 Articles, 3274 views), Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views) (View All Series)

Friday, June 27, 2014 (19 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Who should profit from the Commons? What rightfully belongs to all of us and what rightfully is part of the Commons? Who should profit from the Commons and who should collect the economic rent?
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Georgism (29 Articles, 50662 views)

Thursday, May 8, 2014 (33 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The continuing plight of Malaysian Flight MH370 - 2 month update On this, the 2-month anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysian Flight MH370, it's worth examining the landscape of findings, theories, and even, with the trail gone cold and unrewarding, some of the more outside-the-box theories. The ones that seemed least credible in the early days are seeming almost unavoidable now.
Series: Malaysian Flight MH370 (2 Articles, 45282 views)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Was Malaysian Flight MH370 Landed Safely in Afghanistan? The search for Malaysian flight MH370 has gone on for over a month. With false leads and slow starts, is it time to consider other alternatives? A new report supposedly from the Russian FSB suggests it might be.
Series: Malaysian Flight MH370 (2 Articles, 45282 views)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 (27 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Dumbing Down of America's Schools How can we educate our children when we don't even understand the problems ourselves? We will have to smarten up before we can expect them to do so. Herein, a smattering of failures, false leads, and cries for help...from those who are supposed to be educating.
Series: Education (1 Articles, 2432 views), Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views)

Saturday, April 5, 2014 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Occupy's Next Step - a Wave of Action The Occupy Movement - never centralized to begin with - has adopted an even more decentralized strategy in an effort to avoid arrest and quashing, not always successfully. Having spawned hundreds of progressive movements, has Occupy developed enough power and a cohesive message enough to being a Worldwide Spring?
Series: Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views)

Sunday, March 30, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Asking "How to pay for Social Security" is Asking the Wrong Question Although the economic literature, pundit bloviating, and ideological rants, love to ask "How to pay for Social Security," they are all asking the wrong question. The right question is "What is the Social Security Multiplier?" By understanding this, it becomes obvious that Social Security is one of the best investments government can make.
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Social Security (1 Articles, 1514 views), Sovereign Money (10 Articles, 20981 views) (View All Series)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (61 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The new Neo-Slavery Has Slavery gone away or just become more regulated and codified?
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
So, Senator ____ what are YOU going to do about the NSA? What should YOUR Senator or Congressperson be doing to protect you against the NSA's warrant-less snooping? Here's what one of mine mine is doing, for better or worse.
Series: Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Georgist in Congress? A Georgist in the U.S. House? Why not? Long-time Georgist Alanna Hartzok is running again for the 9th district in Pennsylvania, this time on the Democratic ticket. Her campaign theme centers around the right to land for all, and fair collection of rent from those who use it.
Series: Georgism (29 Articles, 50662 views), Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views)

Saturday, March 15, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Big Men - Film Review Exploring the oil curse in Ghana and Nigeria, using fairness and balance.
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Georgism (29 Articles, 50662 views)

Friday, March 14, 2014 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We May go to Nuclear War over WHAT?! We might go to war, possibly involving nuclear weapons, over a country most people couldn't find on a map. The Ukraine. You know you're in trouble when the country you're talking about begins with a preposition. Let's be Solomon here: split the baby.
Series: Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views)

Friday, March 7, 2014 (43 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What a Bernie Sanders Presidential Run would really require Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders is making news by declaring his undeclared status as a possible presidential candidate in 2016. But there's more to winning an election than having the right candidate.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Petitioning the Government for a Redress of Grievances in the Modern Day Petitioning the Government for redress has a long and honorable history. It's also the first of our First Amendment Rights. Today, because of both security and accessibility reasons, you have to use the modern tools to do it.
Series: Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views)

Thursday, February 13, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Public vs. the Kochtopus Which is stronger? The People or the Kochtopus? An Activist's analysis of the Grayson campaign and negative ads by the Koch Brothers.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Debating the Anarcho-Capitalists I don't normally reproduce comments and counter-arguments as articles, because they tend to be incoherent and hard to understand as standalone articles. But, in this case, this article in the anarcho-capitalist Daily Bell Blog, when they took on Ellen Brown and her run for Treasurer in California, turned into something that seemed article-worthy. I think it is instructive to see how the anarcho-capitalist mind-set works.
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views), Sovereign Money (10 Articles, 20981 views) (View All Series)

Monday, February 10, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fairness, Sustainability, & Growth are not contradictions! (Video) Presenting the case for Land Value Taxation to a mixed audience of community leaders, alumni of the Henry George School - which sponsored the event - and other interested students. This New York City-centric presentation presents real, practical, solutions to the issues of: - Sustainable Growth - Job Creation - Affordable Housing - Fairness in Taxation - Urban Sprawl - Monopoly and Speculation on Land
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Georgism (29 Articles, 50662 views)

Monday, February 3, 2014 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
They're dropping like flies: 3 bankers dead by apparent suicide in 6 days 3 apparently unrelated banker suicides among the world's banking elites have occurred in just 6 days. Is there a connection to recent financial or other events?
Series: Banking (11 Articles, 20314 views)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Detroit is Not Broke! The on-again-off-again pending bankruptcy of what was formerly America's 4th largest city, Detroit, has been all over the news lately. In all of these stories, whether blaming the collapse of the domestic auto industry, profligate workers taking pensions, or, even closer to the truth, speculators (read: banks) who precipitated a housing collapse - there is one glaring omission of coverage, whether Detroit is, in fact, broke.
Series: CAFR reform (3 Articles, 8058 views), Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views) (View All Series)

Friday, January 24, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Talking about Geoism with RT TV's Abby Martin on "Breaking the Set" Talking about Geoism with Abby Martin; a chance to focus on local collection of Ground Rent in New York City
Series: Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views), Georgism (29 Articles, 50662 views), Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views) (View All Series)

Saturday, January 4, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Tax on Land and the National Diet Solving Obesity through end result taxes and diet-scolding won't work. We need to get back to the source of our food and our problems: the Land.
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Georgism (29 Articles, 50662 views), Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views) (View All Series)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 (42 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Pope's Economic Plan Today, Pope Francis released an 84-page document, known as an apostolic exhortation, called an Official Platform for his papacy by Reuters. Frankly, most of it is arcane religious doctrine and prescriptions to this atheist, but the pope's economic plan ought to be of interest to everyone.
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Georgism (29 Articles, 50662 views)

Sunday, November 24, 2013 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Cheating and the Corporate Cannibals (Video & Slideshow) I met with long-time Finance and Land reporter, Fred Harrison: Research Director of the London-based Land Research Trust, in New York City, a couple of months ago. We talked about the vast wealth inequities allowed by land monopolizers and rent-avoiders like Goldman Sachs. The cost in New York City alone is in the billions. Worldwide, it is in the trillions.
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Georgism (29 Articles, 50662 views), Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views) (View All Series)

Saturday, October 26, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
700,000 viewers prove economics doesn't have to be dull With few exceptions, videos on the economy have landed with a thud. Though applauded by the already converted, even the most well argued & cogent videos fail to reach people. Are the concepts so arcane & difficult that the masses just recoil? Or is the form the problem, not the content? 4 videos by malekanoms, totaling 700,000 views together support the latter view. They are short, simple, animated, funny, & insightful.
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views)

Thursday, October 24, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Public banking advocate takes on Vermont State Treasurer There are several things wrong with the article in the Vermont Digger, cited herein, investigating the rationale for a state public bank, "State treasurer prefers local investments to public banking" in VT Digger, starting from the most basic question "Where is the money going to come from to start a state bank?" Reasons are explored herein.
Series: Banking (11 Articles, 20314 views), CAFR reform (3 Articles, 8058 views), Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views) (View All Series)

Friday, October 18, 2013 (53 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Debt No More! How Obama can defeat Austerity Thugs by Using the Constitution and Debt-Free Money Trillion dollar coin, greenbacks, or something else? The president has not just the right, but the DUTY, to pay our debts, despite the unconstitutional debt-ceiling imposed by Congress. There is broad support from economists, the constitution and fairness.
Series: Banking (11 Articles, 20314 views), Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views) (View All Series)

Thursday, October 3, 2013 (16 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Debt Ceiling Kabuki Theater Plays on I just listened closely to the President's speech on CNBC on the continuing shutdown and the fast-approaching debt ceiling. Who will blink first? Is Obama just setting us up for a Grand Betrayal - what he calls a Grand Bargain - where he slashes all kinds of social programs in exchange for the extortionate Republicans releasing the American People as economic hostages? I don't know, but it makes great Kabuki Theater.
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views)

Monday, September 30, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Nanomedicine: The Future of Medicine Nanomedicine, refers to highly specific medical intervention at the molecular level for curing disease or repairing damaged tissues. Though in its infancy, could we be looking at the future of medicine? Early clinical trials certainly look promising.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Administration's Official Response to Saving the Post Office is total B.S. This is the official White House OMB response to a petition to save the Post Office: "Official Office of Management and Budget Response to Save the Postal Service A Balanced Approach to Reforming the Postal Service By Dana Hyde..." The official White House response to this is total B.S. It is the prefunding requirement that is responsible for over 80% of the budget shortfall.
Series: Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views), Post Office (1 Articles, 1507 views)

Friday, September 27, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Inequality for All: A Review of the new Robert Reich film This is a quick review of the Robert Reich film, Inequality for All, which I saw during a special sponsored screening by Moveon.org last night. This film is, as advertised, the economic equivalent of Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" and just as good and unsettling.
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Public Banking (29 Articles, 80233 views)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Still Report 97 - Turkey's Monetary Reform (vidoes) Monetary reformer, presidential candidate, and award-winning documentary film-maker Bill Still, was asked to give a keynote speech by the president of Turkey. Here is his report on that meeting, though not his speech. Although they have not yet fully embraced sovereign, debt-free money, he says: "The International Forum on Financial Systems in Istanbul, Turkey was quite a surprise. Other EU countries & the U.S. are covered.
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Politics (32 Articles, 103122 views)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is the Syria Chemical Weapons Attack a false flag event? I am not a conspiracy hound (some would say "conspiracy nut'). If given the choice between incompetence and conspiracy, I generally choose the former. But in the case of the recent Syrian chemical weapons attack, the evidence continues to mount, from multiple reports that the Syrian government did not launch a chemical weapons attack on its own people.
Series: Middle East Articles (6 Articles, 9974 views)

Sunday, September 1, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Still Report 95 - Hungary Rejects the EU Hungary is pulling away from the European Union. It recently booted the IMF out of Hungary after it made the last payment on its IMF loans. It has decided no...

Monday, August 26, 2013 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Cutting Loose: Hungary pays off IMF debt, may eye EU exit - Russia Today news Hungary is about to pay off its debt to the International Monetary Fund and then wants the creditor gone. The country was saved by Washington-based group wit...
Series: Economic Reform (80 Articles, 161265 views), Public Banking (29 Articles, 80233 views)

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