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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:
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.
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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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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.
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.
Thursday, November 10, 2016(4 comments)
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, 19645 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150234 views)
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.
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, 150234 views)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016(12 comments)
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.
Monday, October 10, 2016(49 comments)
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, 19645 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150234 views)
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, 19645 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150234 views)
Thursday, June 16, 2016(7 comments)
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, 224180 views), Public Banking (36 Articles, 116484 views)
Tuesday, June 14, 2016(15 comments)
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, 150234 views)
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, 19645 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150234 views)
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, 19645 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150234 views)
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, 224180 views), Sovereign Money (19 Articles, 51837 views)
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, 34408 views), Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224180 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 82715 views) (View All Series)
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.
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, 224180 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 82715 views)
Wednesday, March 16, 2016(18 comments)
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.
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)
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.
Friday, October 9, 2015(13 comments)
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, 5963 views), Politics (52 Articles, 150234 views), Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224180 views) (View All Series)
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, 150234 views), Greek Economics (4 Articles, 5718 views), Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224180 views) (View All Series)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015(58 comments)
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, 11188 views)
Monday, March 2, 2015(55 comments)
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, 34408 views), Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224180 views), Public Banking (36 Articles, 116484 views) (View All Series)
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, 5718 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 82715 views), Economic Reform (96 Articles, 224180 views) (View All Series)
Monday, January 26, 2015(9 comments)
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)
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.