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Diary    H4'ed 4/25/15

Talking About My Book, "America is Not Broke!" on radio show "It's Our Money - with host Walt McRee"

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In the world of monetary reformists, there's a clear understanding that things not only shouldn't continue as they are, they can't continue as they are -- that systemic failure is upon us as current social and political outcomes tear at the fabric of civil life. Ellen speaks with Gar Alperovitz, one of America's most venerable reformist thinkers and policy experts, about his new "The Next System Project" to help design and precipitate what should happen next.

Also, maybe the national debt is unnecessary after all -- author Scott Baker talks with co-host Walt McRee about his new book "America is Not Broke,"- 36 minutes in to 44 minutes out.

From the inside jacket cover:

AMERICA IS NOT BROKE!

The unsustainability of the American economy is as familiar as the newscycle. There is no money for social programs, no money to run the government, no money to cut taxes, and above all, we have to cut, cut, cut. But, what if it's not true?

Instead of familiar complaints about the national debt, leading to just slicing a shrinking economic pie differently, or worse, to Austerity Economics, the reality is that we already have all the wealth we could ever need. The tried and proven proposals in America Is Not Broke would guarantee America's prosperity, fairness, democracy, and economic and ecological sustainability. Four multi-trillion dollar reforms: Sovereign Money, Georgism, Public Banking, and Ending Government Financial Asset Hoarding, plus a few other major reforms, show how we can have it all, if we only learn where to look.

Matt Stannard reports on the financial travesties imposed by Wall Street on American cities.


 

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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 "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:
http://www.americaisnotbroke.net/

Scott is a former President of Common Ground-NYC (http://commongroundnyc.org/), a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written dozens of articles for (more...)
 

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