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His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:
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Scott is a former 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.

A complete list of his publications can be found here:

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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.
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Health Care for All Thursday, March 23, 2017 (14 comments)     

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The Simple Healthcare Plan for all that Ought to Please Everyone A simple healthcare plan for everyone that lowers taxes, allows people to chose their own doctors, and stimulates the economy. What's not to like?

A Totally Real, 100% Valid Theory | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | TBS Join us f Friday, February 10, 2017 (43 comments)     

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Is President Donald Trump Semi-literate? There's serious evidence that the President of the United States can't read much more than a menu, if even that. It's incredible, almost unbelievable, but the trail of evidence is long and deep.

Donald Trump Sunday, January 22, 2017 (31 comments)     

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What if "Art-of-the-Deal" President Trump is smarter than all of us? What if Trump is 10 steps ahead of everyone else? Imagining Trump as a great, but under-appreciated progressive leader.
Series: Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views)

Direct Online Income- Scam Or A Real Friday, December 2, 2016 (6 comments)     

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How to expose Fake News and still keep Alternative Media free Combating fake news needs to be done, but how to do it without enabling propagandists and elite filtering? And how to preserve alternative media? Here is one answer.

Bernie Sanders Speech to George Washington University Thursday, November 17, 2016 (41 comments)     

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Our Revolution goes Viral on Facebook Senator Bernie Sanders live speech at George Washington University nearly brought down the server last night with nearly 30,000 views. It has more than 10X that just 7 hours later, and a post-speech video has a million views. Sanders lays out the issues facing all Americans and promises to hold president elect Trump to account.

You voted, but most Americans didn't. Thursday, November 10, 2016 (4 comments)     

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About Our Recent Miselection... Elections aren't voting contests, they are choices a minority of voters make among a pre-selected pair of unrepresentative candidates. The process is broken and exclusive. Why Trump didn't win the popular vote and still won 3:2 the electoral college.
Series: Elections (11 Articles, 19661 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views)

Replace Insecure http://www.gossipcop.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Donald-Trump-Victory-Speech-Video-250x177.jpg Wednesday, November 9, 2016 (81 comments)     

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The Progressive Agenda of President Elect Donald Trump. Yes, Really. Infrastructure, job-creation, better relations with the world's nuclear powers. Trump's progressive ideas should not be ignored.
Series: Elections (11 Articles, 19661 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views)

Hillary Clinton - Caricature Wednesday, November 9, 2016 (12 comments)     

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Hillary Feminists have cost us 2 generations of no Female Presidents Hillary Clinton has set feminist politics back 2 generations. Most of us will not see a woman president in our lifetimes.
Series: Elections (11 Articles, 19661 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views)

Replace Insecure http://www.snopes.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/stanford-study-election-fraud-300x219.jpg Monday, November 7, 2016 (1 comments)     

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The opening case against Election Fraud is filed by Donald Trump The first case of election fraud has been filed by Donald Trump's campaign in Broward County, in the critical swing state of Florida. An affidavit has been notarized and filed (see link) by a temporary election office worker who was fired after a day and a half.

Evan McMullin, possible U.S. President? Saturday, November 5, 2016 (31 comments)     

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President McMullin? A real possibility says ABC news and a well-respected stockpicker President Evan McMullin is a very real, albeit narrow, possibility. Why the election may continue past Tuesday. Aren't you proud to be an American? Hello...? See how the House might elect the next president.

Replace Insecure http://core3.staticworld.net/images/article/2016/10/election_2016_teaser_18_electronic_voting_evoting_hacker_pulls_back_the_curtain_on_election_data-100685704-carousel.idge.jpg Thursday, October 20, 2016 (11 comments)     

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Will the Election be Rigged? The big news of the debate last night is that Trump may not accept the results of the election. It sounded like sore loserism, since presumably he won't challenge the election if he wins. But Trump was right to question the possible results of the election.
Series: Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views)

Russia Today (Creator) - TV Tropes Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (12 comments)     

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A U.K. Bank shuts down Russia Today's Bank Account U.K. Bank shuts down RT account, following on other "sanctions" against Russia for supposed war crimes no different than our own, except that they were invited in and we weren't. A bad path gets worse.

Many people feel like this... Monday, October 10, 2016 (49 comments)     

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Did Trump win the Second Debate? Predicted to implode after a terrible week which included allegations of groping women with impunity and bragging about it, Trump managed to score in the 2nd debate. Here's a rundown. Could he actually have won?
Series: Elections (11 Articles, 19661 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views)

Robert Reich posts a video on Facebook describing Trumponomics Tuesday, August 9, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Robert Reich explains Trumponomics Trump's newly appointed economic team channels extreme supply-side economics through Trump in a speech to a prestigious Detroit economic group this week. Robert Reich pulls his proposals apart.
Series: Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views), Elections (11 Articles, 19661 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views) (View All Series)

Gary Johnson Wednesday, July 13, 2016 (13 comments)     

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Hillary Clinton needs Gary Johnson to Defeat Donald Trump It's a 4-way race now, and that matters. Clinton vs. Trump has a very different result when Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are factored in. Why the perjury investigation may benefit Bernie Sanders and even make him the eventual nominee.
Series: Elections (11 Articles, 19661 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views)

Public Banking Institute Logo Thursday, June 16, 2016 (7 comments)     

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How to start a public bank: A Modeled Exercise Based on a contracted assignment from the Oakland, CA chapter of the Public Banking Institute, a real-world model was created to simulate a Public Bank for that city. Based on an established simple bank spreadsheet that considers a Public Bank's operating ratios, returns, 8-year performance, loan loss ratios, ROE, ROA etc. All figures taken from real amounts in CAFRs etc. New Hampshire is considered & compared.
Series: Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views), Public Banking (36 Articles, 116582 views)

Surfer Dude Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (15 comments)     

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Dem Nomination hangs on California, but CA just hangs out California has not counted nearly half its votes. These votes - over 2 million now - have to be hand-processed, and may potentially change the results, or at least strengthen Bernie Sanders bid. The question is, do we have time to wait until the state deadline of July 15th? Will Sanders wait?
Series: Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views)

MSM spotlights Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Wednesday, June 8, 2016 (19 comments)     

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Despite Media Coronation, Hillary Clinton is NOT the Official Nominee (video) Hillary Clinton was coronated by the media and even herself last night, but she was not nominated and does not have enough pledged delegates. Other reasons why her campaign might yet derail...
Series: Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views)

Who Voted? Thursday, May 19, 2016 (9 comments)     

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Thousands of presidential primary votes already cast are not being officially counted Does your vote count? It might not depend on who's doing the counting. A state-by-state breakdown shows chronic under-counting in a dozen Democratic presidential contests.
Series: Elections (11 Articles, 19661 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views)

MSM spotlights Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (17 comments)     

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Sanders blows away Clinton in West Virginia. What next? The contest tightens up, with momentum on Sanders side. Will it be enough to turn the tide and should the Democratic Party be looking at who can best defeat Donald Trump?
Series: Elections (11 Articles, 19661 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views)

Donald Trump - Caricature Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (14 comments)     

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The Great Trump Sellout Begins... Trump goes trolling for dollars. He will appeal to the same donors he has campaigned against. Will they come around or will he turn-around?
Series: Elections (11 Articles, 19661 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views)

Ted Cruz and John Kasich get together (Hook-Up) Crasich Saturday, May 7, 2016 (6 comments)     

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Have Ted Cruz & John Kasich really suspended their campaigns? Is it all over and is Trump really the presumptive nominee? Maybe not say some supporters and at least one conservative commentator.
Series: Elections (11 Articles, 19661 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views)

Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump - Caricatures Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (15 comments)     

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After Indiana, what now? It's Clinton vs. Trump now...or is it? Sanders is in the rear view mirror, but closer than he appears. What could still derail the Clinton coronation...
Series: Elections (11 Articles, 19661 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views)

The 1920 Bank of North Dakota Headquarters Saturday, April 30, 2016 (10 comments)     

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It's Not the Oil & Gas: The Bank of North Dakota Scores 12th year of Record Profits The Bank of North Dakota achieves its 12th year of record growth, obliterating critics who said it was all about the gas and oil.
Series: Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views), Public Banking (36 Articles, 116582 views), Sovereign Money (19 Articles, 51919 views) (View All Series)

Harriet Tubman on the Money Friday, April 22, 2016 (9 comments)     

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Replacing American Liberty on the $20 bill The replacing of president Jackson on the $20 bill is more than just a re-balancing of history. And it is also less than the populist change than it appears. It has as much to do with supplicating the pro-banker forces as appeasing the anti-racist ones.
Series: Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views), Sovereign Money (19 Articles, 51919 views)

Cuban Canadian Ted Cruz Thursday, April 14, 2016 (93 comments)     

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Canadian Born Ted Cruz fools a lazy court to continue his quest for the presidency Ted Cruz is a Canadian born citizen, probably ineligible to be President/Vice President. Conservative? Family man? It looks more like Cruz is a cruising swinger with an open marriage (his wife supposedly knows about his affairs and has told his staff it's OK with her).
Series: Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views)

America is Not Broke, but does anyone care? Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (5 comments)     

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America Is Not Broke, Revisited 4 economic super-reforms are bigger than anything being talked about on the campaign trail. They would change everything for the better forever and dramatically. What are they and why aren't they being discussed?
Series: Banking (17 Articles, 34429 views), Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 82806 views) (View All Series)

Donald Trump Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (15 comments)     

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Donald Trump's Bold, Progressive Idea to end ISIS, reduce dependency on M.E. oil and even save the planet Donald Trump threatens to get off of Saudi Arabian oil, perhaps the most progressive foreign policy espoused in the presidential race, from EITHER Republicans or Democrats. Actions have good consequences, even if you're The Donald.

Bernie Sanders for President Sunday, March 27, 2016 (12 comments)     

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Bernie has swept the last 6 states: Who's Losing Now? More voters are feeling the Bern. Sanders has quietly taken over the momentum in the Democratic race, and is steamrolling Hillary Clinton with 2:1, 3:1, and even 4:1 victories. Separately, delayed counting makes it look like Sanders is doing worse than he is.

Republican Senators Pledge to Reject Whoever Obama Nominates to Supreme Court Sena Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (11 comments)     

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Republican Senators are violating their Oath of Office by refusing to consider any Supreme Court nominee The Senate Republicans, with a few exceptions, have sworn to reject ANY supreme court nominee made by president Obama. At the same time, they had previously sworn to uphold the Constitution. One of these oaths is in conflict with the other, and the result is a felony for which these Senators can and should be arrested.

Donald Trump - Caricature Monday, March 21, 2016 (5 comments)     

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Land Worth=GDP and enough to replace all taxes with Land Rent Two new studies show there is enough value in land to be able to use land rent to replace all other taxes. This has particular pertinence now, when one of the country's biggest land developers is leading a populist Republican race for president. Will Trump start collecting the land rent for the people instead of people like himself?
Series: Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 82806 views)

Hillary - These allegations are false. Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (18 comments)     

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The Hillary Clinton crime that won't go away with the nomination Hillary Clinton had a personal server set up in her house instead of using the secured government-run server. Whatever you think of Clinton, this was a breach of a very serious law and it could throw not just the election, but the entire country into turmoil.

Ted Cruz-nocchio Tuesday, March 8, 2016 (9 comments)     

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Canadian Ted Cruz cruising to victory? Ted Cruz is a serial liar, megalomaniac and fraud. He makes Donald Trump look clean and honest by comparison.

Friday, February 26, 2016     

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Christina Romer refutes Gerald Friedman's analysis of Bernie Sanders economic plan: A Rebuttal & Observation The wonks are warring over Sanders proposals. Are they looking at all the factors fairly? A possible policy addition is proposed too.

New Congresional Candidate, Timothy Canova Saturday, January 9, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Tim Canova: A Progressive Alternative to the Debbie Wasserman Shultz "Machine" Candidate A new progressive runs against Debbie Wasserman Shultz in Florida's 23rd District.
Series: Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 82806 views), Sovereign Money (19 Articles, 51919 views) (View All Series)

Cover of America is Not Broke Friday, November 20, 2015 (9 comments)     

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My Campaign to Change the World (and also sell some books) Changing the world while selling your book. An exercise in Publicity. Using a publicist, I try to promote economic reform over a 3-month campaign. The results are in...
Series: Public Banking (36 Articles, 116582 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 82806 views), Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views) (View All Series)

TPP Leesburg Rally Friday, November 13, 2015 (1 comments)     

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This is the kind of anti-consumer legislation to expect under TPP A concrete example of what we will lose if TPP passes, and what we are already losing under similar but weaker deals and the WTO, with comments by Senator Schumer.

Existing oil pipeline is robust and over-capacity already Saturday, November 7, 2015 (4 comments)     

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The rejection of the Keystone Pipeline: Why Now? Next Big Future: "In 2015 US denies oil market access to its ally Canada but grants access to Iran." Why now?

TPP Leesburg Rally Saturday, November 7, 2015 (16 comments)     

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The Terrible Policy for the People (TPP) The TPP is not all it's cracked up to be, it's much worse. An analysis of part of chapter 17, and public and candidate positions on the agreement.
Series: TPP (3 Articles, 7054 views)

Monday, October 26, 2015 (10 comments)     

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Updated: 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.

The Country is turning Red Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (1 comments)     

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Losing debates and losing strategies There are several ways to score a debate. Some of them refect the will of the voters and some don't. The same can be said for the strategies of the political parties.

Federal vs. Family Budget Friday, October 9, 2015 (13 comments)     

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America Urgently Needs an Unbalanced Budget Taking on the Republican establishment - Rep. Vern Buchanan (F-FL16) I wrote a counter editorial that appeared in the Tennessee Cleveland Banner. Here's why balancing the budget is a bad idea and why it leads to recessions, why governemnt spending can be good and promote growth, and how it does not even have to increase the debt.
Series: Social Security (4 Articles, 5966 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views), Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views) (View All Series)

bitcoin accepted here Sunday, September 20, 2015 (15 comments)     

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The Bank of England's Digital Currency proposal is part of the War on Cash Digital currency proposals by the Bank of England and some of the largest banks are a new attempt to extract wealth from the 99%, usurping their original anti-bank purpose.

Is there a Money Tree? Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (5 comments)     

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A Rebuttal to Doom-and-Gloom forecasts such as Debt Collapse: The Decline and Fall of the USA We do not have to submit to debt default or to austerity. We have all the resources we will ever need, if we learn where to look.
Series: Banking (17 Articles, 34429 views), CAFR reform (5 Articles, 28473 views), Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views) (View All Series)

Bernie Sanders - Painting Tuesday, August 18, 2015 (8 comments)     

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Bernie vs. Donald The conventional wisdom was always more about the media than the voters. Here's why it'll be Sanders vs. Trump after the primaries.
Series: Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views)

Greeks face off.  What happens when the police switch sides? Friday, July 31, 2015 (2 comments)     

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The Real Lessons in Greek for Leftists The Greeks are in line for another bailout, or are they? Who is really getting bailed out here? What can Greece do to prevent capital flight? The answers here...
Series: Public Banking (36 Articles, 116582 views), Greek Economics (4 Articles, 5726 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 82806 views) (View All Series)

Will a Grexit cause a European collapse? Friday, July 3, 2015 (7 comments)     

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Varoufakis: Vote NO on Sunday's Referendum AND Stay in the EU There's a critical vote coming for the Greek people Sunday, one that may shape the future of Europe and even the world. Yet, the actual object of the vote is poorly understood and interpreted differently by those presenting it and those voting upon it.
Series: Greek Economics (4 Articles, 5726 views), Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views), Banking (17 Articles, 34429 views) (View All Series)

Fred Foldvary Monday, June 15, 2015 (17 comments)     

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A rebuttal to those who discount the Multiplier Effect of spending on Social Security The Money Multiplier is real and demonstrates why Social Security payments are a net positive for the economy. Herein, a rebuttal to a well-known economist who refuses to see it.
Series: Social Security (4 Articles, 5966 views), Sovereign Money (19 Articles, 51919 views)

BookExpo America - May 29-31, 2014 NYC May 29-31, 2014 Javits Center, New York Cit Friday, May 29, 2015 (10 comments)     

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New York City Book Expo = Book Exposure The NYC Book Expo: promise and pitfalls in a changing industry and my own reactions as a struggling author to it.
Series: Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views)

Social Security Card - Illustration Wednesday, May 13, 2015 (18 comments)     

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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 (96 Articles, 224329 views), Social Security (4 Articles, 5966 views), Sovereign Money (19 Articles, 51919 views) (View All Series)

Special Earth Day Webinar .Progress and Inequality in the 21st Century. Andrew Maz Monday, May 4, 2015 (6 comments)     

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Discussing the views of Piketty on inequality, with an eye towards Henry George (Video included) I was asked to be a co-host for a Webinar discussion by president of the Henry George School of Social Sciences in New York City, Andrew Mazzone on April 22, 2015. We discussed the views of Thomas Piketty, Yanis Varoufakis and Henry George on the economic issues of today.
Series: Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 82806 views)

A $1m condo pays 100X the property tax rate of a $100m condo. The difference is capitalized into the price Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (4 comments)     

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Land Tax Justice at last in NYC?; My new Book The shocking discrepancy between what the rich pay in property taxes and what the 99% pays (as much as 100X). From a Sendout to two activist groups - Public Banking and Georgist group Common Ground-NYC. Presentations & announcements included.
Series: Banking (17 Articles, 34429 views), Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 82806 views) (View All Series)

Tweet from Twitter User Malakarenovatio Monday, March 23, 2015 (5 comments)     

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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: Politics (52 Articles, 150286 views), Greek Economics (4 Articles, 5726 views), Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views) (View All Series)

Your Next Step Conference 96 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 (58 comments)     

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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, 11200 views)

House of Cards: Season 3 Monday, March 2, 2015 (55 comments)     

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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 (17 Articles, 34429 views), Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views), Public Banking (36 Articles, 116582 views) (View All Series)

Federal Reserve Bank protest in Charlotte Friday, February 27, 2015 (55 comments)     

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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 (17 Articles, 34429 views), Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views), Public Banking (36 Articles, 116582 views) (View All Series)

Yanis_Varoufakis_on_Subversive_Festival.jpg: Yanis Varoufakis on Subversive Festiva Sunday, February 8, 2015 (17 comments)     

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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: Greek Economics (4 Articles, 5726 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 82806 views), Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224329 views) (View All Series)

Gold Bars:  Enough to save a country? Monday, January 26, 2015 (9 comments)     

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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?

Belgian protest against austerity turns violent Tens of thousands of trade unionis Saturday, December 27, 2014 (30 comments)     

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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.

Silver Banking? The Free Lakota Bank  (Beware! Turns out it's a Scam!!!) Warning! Wednesday, December 24, 2014     

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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.

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