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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:

Scott is a former President of Common Ground-NYC (, 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:

He is also New York State Coordinator for the Public Banking Institute, 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:

Scott has a dozen progressive petitions on which may be found here:

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:

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

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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Mitch McConnell, Filibuster King, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 28, 2021
If we can't end the filibuster, at least modify it. The fate of the world might depend on it. There's no time to lose. The filibuster essentially erases the narrow margin of control Democrats have over the senate. Bias in the senate towards the red states, gerrymandering and vote suppression will see to it they never get another chance, unless the Democrats can deliver something to the working people of the country, not in 4 years, but in less than two.
Mitch McConnell wants to create a .power-sharing. arrangement with Chuck Schumer (D). Instead, V.P. Kamala Harris should preside., From FlickrPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 22, 2021
Strip the Senate: Making V.P. Kamala Harris the Senate Majority Leader Former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConell (R) is refusing to give up his title. Biden and Harris have to act aggressively to prevent this sabotage. They can not do what they usually do. Republicans fight to the death to retain power. Democrats just die. And out of power they rightfully should claim.
San Diego woman Ashli Babbitt shot and killed inside US Capitol, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 14, 2021
Revolution: It CAN Happen Here Here's why insurrection can happen here too, and it's instructive to read about the pre-Civil War era. Next week is going to be very trying for the country, and it may not end there.
Julian Assange - prosecuted for committing journalism?, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 11, 2021
Assange extradition denied but appealed in waning days of Trump Administration The following came to me as part of a subscribed series of updates from JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange - a group of journalists following and providing updates on Julian Assange's case proceedings. Assange continues to be one of the world's most prominent and persecuted political prisoners.
Chart: Jake Dobkin / Gothamist Source: NYC DOH Get the data Created with Datawrapper, From Uploaded
(28 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 4, 2021
Several reasons why Covid-19 stats are Overblown There are several reasons why Covid-19 stats are overblown, having to do with both diagnosis and susceptibility.
Trump is tearing apart democracy, American norms, and the Republic itself., From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 24, 2020
The Sorry State of our Republic President Trump has almost unlimited power, and he's doing everything he can to retain it, even if it means undermining democracy and everything the American republic stands for.
Biden wins: Truth Prevails!, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 18, 2020
It's not over: How Trump Might Still Be Inaugurated for a Second Term Democrats and their allies are dismissing the challenges to the Election at their peril. Behind the scenes Trump's allies are working furiously on new cases, selecting alternate electors or a Congressional override on January 6 (both of which have precedent). Conservative reporter Bill Still features a Michigan City Councilman (unnamed) who walks through all the steps still open to the Republicans.
The (mostly) former member of the formerly obscure Defense Policy Board, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 30, 2020
Is Trump Planning A Military Coup to Retain Power? Trump will do anything to retain power, including destroying democracy itself. Herein, the latest coup attempt, cited by Cenk Uygur and laid out in Trump's own words and actions.
Libertarian Presidential Candidate Jo Jorgensen, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 14, 2020
Did Jo Jorgensen cost Trump the Election? Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian candidate for president, garnered enough votes in two battleground states, and possibly a third, TBD, to have possibly swung the election to Biden. The major parties ignore the lesson at their peril, especially if more states adopt ranked choice voting, like Maine.
Prediction of the future?, From FlickrPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Big Tech Social Media is in Over its Head About Censoring Policies The free and open internet is under attack like never before. Under the cover of election-obsessed coverage, the Congress is holding hearings on how to make social media conform to standards that itself can never agree upon.
There is a Money Tree, but it's being guarded by private interests., From GoogleImages
(97 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 16, 2020
How to fix the economy, forever It's time for a global economic reset, but not along the lines of those in power. The money is here, literally beneath our feet and in powers the government has always had. We need to demand it for the common good.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 9, 2020
If elected, Biden should appoint a temporary 10th Justice to the Supreme Court Future president Biden should pack the supreme court, but do it temporarily. It is right, not just because of balance, but to right an injustice resulting from republican led from 2016.
Julian Assange, by Mahn Kloix, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 21, 2020
Julian Assange extradition trial - update - week 2 With so many important things to focus on these days, it may be hard to remember that a ground-breaking journalist is fighting for his freedom, and possibly his life. The American charges against a foreign journalist in a foreign court, are unprecedented and severe. If Assange is extradited, he faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of a very miserable life in an American super-max prison.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 3, 2020
Pregnant Australian Woman Arrested for organizing a Covid anti-lockdown Protest March Freedom of speech and protest are gone in Australia, at least when it comes to Covid-19. One woman's videotaped arrest for a pre-crime of organizing an anti-lockdown rally, is causing a viral storm of a different kind.
Uncovering the Deep State: Fox TV unsurprisingly had a series about it. Was it killed by the actual Deep State, or did it just have poor ratings?, From GoogleImages
(43 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 28, 2020
What is the Deep State? What is this thing called the Deep State? The term is recent, but the people who represent it are not. It needs to be understood and appreciated for how deep it runs.
Democratic 2020 hopefuls Biden, Harris, From GoogleImages
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 22, 2020
Reasons for Optimism in Biden/Harris Biden/Harris is not as bad or regressive a combination as many progressives think. But the contest will be more difficult than the polls indicate. Why progressives should pull out all the stops right now to ensure Trump's defeat and progressive change.
Panic buying hits New York as first coronavirus case announced., From GoogleImages
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Time to reopen, at least in the worst hit city, New York City It's time to reopen in NYC. The economic consequences outweigh the potential harm of continuing the lock-down in corona virus infection rates.
left-vs-right-politics is warping our thinking, even killing people., From GoogleImages
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Politics, Politics, Politics...and Science Left-Right ideology is not just pitting Americans against each other, it is killing them. Covid-19 is an object lesson.
CORONAVIRUS - It's not the mask protecting you, it's the timing., From FlickrPhotos
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 18, 2020
Bombshell Report: Herd Immunity Reached at 20% (Video) Kim Iversen cites 2 studies that show only 10-20% infection rates confer herd immunity, not 60-70% as previously believed. This means NY, UK & Sweden are already past this & other states and countries soon will be. NY can open up now, and other states soon & other measures might not be necessary or effective. It is then just a coincidence that strict measures were enacted at the same time as Covid-19 peaked.
Covid-19 is everywhere, including the headlines., From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 11, 2020
10 thoughts on the Covid Crisis Where are we in the Covid curve? While some areas become safer, others are seeing skyrocketing rates of infection. Some observations, positive and negative.

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