Prof Mausfeld Manipulation des Volkes durch den Staat erkennen. Public Banks Are Essential to Capitalism - Room for Debate. To ask whether public banks would interfere with free markets assumes that we have free markets, which we don’t.
Banking is heavily subsidized and is monopolized by Wall Street, which has effectively “bought” Congress. Banks have been bailed out by the government, when in a free market they would have gone bankrupt. The Federal Reserve blatantly manipulates interest rates in a way that serves Wall Street, lending trillions at near-zero interest and pushing rates so artificially low that local governments have lost billions in interest-rate swaps. Banking, money and credit are not market goods but are economic infrastructure, just as roads and bridges are physical infrastructure. State and municipal governments already have public lending programs, which are generally not seen as distortions of the free market.
In North Dakota, the only state with its own “mini-Fed,” the state-owned Bank of North Dakota routes its public lending programs through community banks. Zero Interest Rates in EU: The Myth of the Poor German Saver. Yves here.
We’re featuring this post primarily to highlight how little wealth most Germans have, despite Germany’s status as an export powerhouse. On the one hand, this may not seem as big a deal in the US, since in Germany most people rent, tenants have strong rights, and rentals are low by Anglo-Saxon standards. Germans also have better social safety nets than Americans. While bona fide jobs are more secure than here, although Germany is also seeing growth in temporary and short-term employment. The reason for pointing this out is that is not as widely recognized as it should be that ordinary Germany workers have been badly squeezed. Thus the logic for German politicians regularly blaming Eurozone problems on lazy Latins rather than the inherent flaws of the project and Germany’s refusal to address its own contradictory wishes, namely running large trade surpluses while not wanting to fund their export partners, becomes obvious.
We must rethink globalization, or Trumpism will prevail. Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Heinz Josef Bontrup, Finanzkrise - Auswege und Alternativen. Prof. Dr. Bontrup spricht Klartext im Bundestag. Seniorenaufstand. Broad-Based Ownership Models as Tools for Job Creation and Community Development.
Mosul and Aleppo: A tale of two besieged cities. On The Listening Post this week: How does coverage of Mosul and Aleppo differ?
Plus, the Lebanese media mosaic. Mosul and Aleppo: Two cities under siege. Professor who’s predicted 30 years of presidential elections correctly is doubling down on a Trump win. Professor Allan Lichtman, author of "The Keys to the White House," explains why his keys still point to a Democratic loss in the 2016 presidential election – and a Donald Trump victory.
(Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post) Professor Allan Lichtman, author of "The Keys to the White House," explains why his keys still point to a Democratic loss in the 2016 presidential election – and a Donald Trump victory. Professor doubles down on Trump win (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post) Last month, the man who's tried to turn vote prediction into a science predicted a Trump win.
Allan J. Meet The Most Powerful Court You've Never Heard Of - BuzzFeed News. Physicists Are Close to Producing Metallic Hydrogen, And It Could Change Everything. Hydrogen’s Mega-Evolution The simplest and most common element, first in the periodic table, shouldn’t be difficult to crack, right?
“What could be more simple than an assembly of electrons and protons?” WP 48 Ferguson et al. TTIP-Verhandlungen übertreffen die dunklen Ahnungen. Das Freihandelsabkommen führt zu globalen Wohlstandsgewinnen, sagen die Befürworter.
KenFM im Gespräch mit: Prof. Rainer Mausfeld. Gabriele Krone-Schmalz - Das darf nicht sein - NDR / ZAPP 16.04.2014. One Community - One Community is a nonprofit and for The Highest Good of All organization creating open source and free-shared blueprints for a global cooperative of sustainable communities, villages, and cities. NATO: Who’s the Aggressor? (I) There has been much discussion recently of NATO in the mainstream and alternate media.
Why was NATO founded in the first place and why did it expand so rapidly after the collapse and dismemberment of the USSR in 1991. According to widely held views in the west, NATO originated as a defensive alliance against an aggressive, menacing Soviet Union after World War II. Leaked Document Reveals Alarming New Environmental Threats of TTIP - EcoWatch. This morning, as the most recent round of trade negotiations between the U.S. and European Union (EU) began in Brussels, the Guardian reported a leaked document from the EU that reveals its intentions to include new, dangerous language in the proposed energy chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
What Drives The West’s Self-Destructive Belligerence? The “Reconstruction and Enlargement” of Europe. That is how the corporate-funded Atlantic Council – NATO’s defacto public relations front and think tank – is describing the current agenda of the “transatlantic community” during their celebration of the “25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the 15th anniversary of NATO’s first post-Cold War enlargement, and the 10th anniversary of the “big bang” enlargements of both the European Union and NATO.”
Readers might notice that the EU and NATO’s “big bang” enlargements occurred long after the Cold War ended – in other words, long after NATO’s alleged reason for existing expired. Yet it not only continued to exist, it in fact expanded and continues to expand to this very day. Its presence in Ukraine and Georgia via proxy regimes installed through now admitted US-backed subversion is reminiscent to Nazi Germany’s aggressive pre-war expansion. Buffers Vs. The basic ingredients for life have been found in a comet's atmosphere. For the first time, scientists have directly detected a crucial amino acid and a rich selection of organic molecules in the dusty atmosphere of a comet, further bolstering the hypothesis that these icy objects delivered some of life's ingredients to Earth.
The amino acid glycine, along with some of its precursor organic molecules and the essential element phosphorus, were spotted in the cloud of gas and dust surrounding Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the Rosetta spacecraft, which has been orbiting the comet since 2014. While glycine had previously been extracted from cometary dust samples that were brought to Earth by NASA's Stardust mission, this is the first time that the compound has been detected in space, naturally vaporized. The discovery of those building blocks around a comet supports the idea that comets could have played an essential role in the development of life on early Earth, researchers said.
[Photos: Europe's Rosetta Comet Mission in Pictures] Wolfgang Berger: Wie sich der Finanzsektor die Welt unterwirft. Die Konzernschutzabkommen CETA, TTIP und TISA - Wolfgang Berger. Crime, terrorism and tax evasion: why banks are waging war on cash. I can remember the moment I realised the era of cash could soon be over. It was Australia Day on Bondi Beach in 2014. In a busy liquor store, a man wearing only swimming shorts, carrying only a mobile phone and a plastic card, was delaying other people’s transactions while he moved 50 Australian dollars into his current account on his phone so that he could buy beer.
The 30-odd youngsters in the queue behind him barely murmured; they’d all been in the same predicament. I doubt there was a banknote or coin between them. Produktion ǀ In 100 Jahren wird man sich wundern. The Debt We Shouldn’t Pay by Robert Kuttner. © The Saul Steinberg Foundation/Artists Rights Society, New York Drawing by Saul Steinberg At the heart of the argument about how to revive a depressed economy is the question of debt. When political leaders and economists debate the subject, they refer mostly to public debt. To conservatives, the economy’s capacity for recovery is impaired by too much government borrowing. Der große Umbau: Wie ein katastrophaler Klimawandel noch verhindert werden kann.
Terrorism has come about in assimilationist France and also in multicultural Britain. Why is that? We don’t yet know the full identities or backgrounds of the eight killers who carried out the carnage on the streets of Paris on Friday night. François Hollande has suggested that killings were organised abroad but with support from within France. Whoever the Paris killers may eventually turn out to be, until now much of the problem of terrorism in Europe has been created not by foreign terrorists but by homegrown jihadis. The Kouachi brothers, for instance, responsible for the Charlie Hebdo killings in January, were born and raised in Paris. So was Amedy Coulibaly, the gunman who, that same weekend, attacked a kosher supermarket in Paris and killed four hostages. Study: Australians can be sustainable without sacrificing lifestyle or economy.
UK Gov't Ignored Own 'Don't Do It' Risk Assessment on TTIP Courts. Europe Get short URL © REUTERS/ Kai Pfaffenbach The TTIP negotiations are due to create the biggest trade pact in the world, between the European Union and the United States. Crucially, at the heart of the TTIP is a controversial proposal for an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism, which would allow companies to sue governments if their regulations or laws affected their profits. Thus, if a US multinational company lost profits because their product or service was banned by law for health or other reasons, they would be able to sue a government — or the EU — for loss of earnings.
Professor Jarass: "Absoluter Skandal" „Welchen Stromnetzausbau erfordert die Energiewende?“ - Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Lorenz Jarass. Mehr Macht für die Mächtigen - Die große Stromlüge (ARTE Doku HD) Interview mit Wilhelm Heitmeyer: "Der Erfolg der AfD wundert mich nicht" Wilhelm Heitmeyer, geboren 1945, arbeitet seit 1982 in der empirischen Forschung zu Rechtsextremismus, Gewalt und Fremdenfeindlichkeit, zu ethnisch-kulturellen Konflikten, zu sozialer Desintegration.
Stuttgart 21. Fukushima and nuclear power. Banksters's Finest. 3D-Printing. TTIP: what does the transatlantic trade deal mean for renewable energy? In July the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) came a step closer to reality. Formal talks have been ongoing for two years, but trying to create the world’s biggest free trade zone is no mean feat. Essentially, if passed, the EU and US will be able to trade without each other’s pesky tariffs or regulations getting in the way.
David Cameron is a big advocate, arguing it could add £10bn to the UK economy. TTIP: EU negotiators appear to break environmental pledge in leaked draft. Regime Change in der Ukraine? Vielen Dank. Es freut mich sehr, dass Sie zu diesem Vortrag gekommen sind. Mein Name ist Daniele Ganser, ich bin Schweizer Historiker, ich bin 42 Jahre alt und ich forsche zum Thema „verdeckte Kriegsführung.“ Wir haben heute leider ein sehr schwieriges Thema, das wir bearbeiten. The end of capitalism has begun. How Tesla Will Change The World. This is Part 2 of a four-part series on Elon Musk’s companies. For an explanation of why this series is happening and how Musk is involved, start with Part 1.
A Wait But Why post can be a few different things. Fracking poses 'significant' risk to humans and should be temporarily banned across EU, says new report - Environment. Paper-thin printed solar cells could provide power for 1.3 billion people. Oubliez Airbnb : l’économie du partage va s’étendre bien au-delà - L'Obs.
Complete Overview of the One Community Site. What the 1% Don't Want You to Know. Why We’re in a New Gilded Age by Paul Krugman. In Economics and as CEOs. Monsanto Hides Toxicity RoundUp Results, Calls them Secret. Interne Kommunikation: Wie der BND die “Weitergabe von Rohdaten in großem Umfang” an die NSA verheimlicht. Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft - IPG. The Real Story Behind the Oil Price Collapse » Page 2 of 2. Death toll among Qatar’s 2022 World Cup workers revealed. Hermann Ploppa: Transatlantische Netzwerke, Denkfabriken und Eliteclubs. Why Elizabeth Warren is declaring war on an obscure trade policy. Der Autobahnraub von Allianz und Co. ist Teil einer europaweiten Ausplünderungsstrategie. Greece deal is first step on the road back to austerity. Wer gewinnt, wenn der Euro zum Nord-Euro mutiert? – Berlin. Klage vor dem Europäischen Gerichtshof: Zwang die EZB Zypern zu einem Milliarden-Minus-Geschäft?
How Monsanto Controls the Government. The Rise of Anti-Capitalism. We must stop Angela Merkel’s bullying – or let the forces of austerity win. Der Mythos der freien Presse. Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us. The Listening Post - Covering the CIA torture report. Wage slavery. Reith 2004: The Climate of Fear. Power of Nightmares re-awakened. The Power of Nightmares. The Power of Nightmares: BBC on the Politics of Fear. Das jüngste Weltgericht. ZCommunications » On the Clash of Barbarisms. Capitalism vs. Democracy.
Seeing U.S. Business Opportunity in a Low-Carbon Economy. Financial Totalitarianism: The Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Rule of Speculative Capital. Global Power Project, Part 1: Exposing the Transnational Capitalist Class. Empire, Capitalism, Neo-liberalism, Corporatocracy, Control. Die Welt als Schachbrett - Der neue Kalte Krieg des Obama-Beraters Zbigniew Brzezinski. An Open Letter to the International Community in BH. Medien werden fürs Lügen bezahlt - Journalistin packt aus. On Obama's cancellation of summit with Putin and extradition [ Glenn Greenwald. David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face.
Letters: US should leave Edward Snowden alone. May Day: Reflecting on Bangladesh factory disaster and corporate terror - Opinion. Whose terror, whose pain? - Opinion. Police are linked to blacklist of construction workers. Builder Sir Robert McAlpine denies keeping blacklist. Why are we debating cuts to Social Security? - Opinion. The Excel Depression. Kapitalismus in der Krise: Milliardäre, aufgepasst! Gilens and Page 2014-Testing Theories 3-7-14.pdf. The year's top story is not getting coverage. Which stories did the media ignore this year? - Inside Story Americas. Wie uns die Oberschicht manipuliert.