Why Has Liberalism Failed? by The Anti-Social Socialist + Transcript

“The liberal class’ embrace of right-wing policies, its subservience to markets, bailouts for the rich and the crushing austerity for the poor and working classes has led to a legitimate rage among American workers. And in these moments of unfettered capitalism that human beings, as well as the natural world, become nothing more than commodities […]

With Friends Like These (Who Needs Allies?) by Greg Maybury

by Greg Maybury Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad Pox Amerikana August 4, 2017 ‘[For us] it is one thing to remain a good friend, but too close an embrace will lead Americans and others to resurrect the “deputy sheriff” tag. The Americans have always put their own interests first and will continue to do so; we […]

Deconstructing the State: Getting Small, Part 6 by Arthur D. Robbins

by Arthur D. Robbins Writer, Dandelion Salad Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained May 9, 2017 War has indeed become perpetual and peace no longer even a fleeting wish nor a distant memory. We have become habituated to the rumblings of war and the steady drum beat of propaganda about war’s necessity and the noble motives that […]

Which Is Safer, a Public Bank or a Private Bank? by Ellen Brown + The Savings and Stability of Public Banking by Ralph Nader

by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad The Web of Debt Blog April 11, 2017 Phil Murphy, the leading Democratic candidate for governor of New Jersey, has made a state-owned bank a centerpiece of his campaign. He says the New Jersey bank would “take money out of Wall Street and put it to work for New […]

Can Jill Carry Bernie’s Baton? A Look at the Green Candidate’s Radical Funding Solution by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad The Web of Debt Blog August 2, 2016 Bernie Sanders supporters are flocking to Jill Stein, the presumptive Green Party presidential candidate, with donations to her campaign exploding nearly 1000% after he endorsed Hillary Clinton. Stein salutes Sanders for the progressive populist movement he began and says it is […]

Your Life Savings Could Be Wiped Out In A Massive Derivatives Collapse by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad The Web of Debt Blog December 29, 2015 While the mainstream media focus on ISIS extremists, a threat that has gone virtually unreported is that your life savings could be wiped out in a massive derivatives collapse. Bank bail-ins have begun in Europe, and the infrastructure is in place […]

Rackets Science: The Influence Peddlers Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 2029) by Rob Hager

by Rob Hager Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad December 23, 2015 Rackets Science: The Influence Peddlers Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 2029) Plu-toc-ra-cy Government by the wealthy. A country or society governed in this way. Christmastime for Plutocrats Political scientists need a new sub-specialty to describe the end-of-year extravaganzas that influence peddlers and special interests have […]

Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives by Ellen Brown

Updated: Jan. 1, 2015 by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad The Web of Debt Blog December 20, 2014 The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following […]

Why Americans Must Demolish the Political Duopoly and Create a New Progressive Alliance by Thomas Baldwin

Updated: June 3, 2017 Tom died last Sunday, May 28, 2017. Condolences to all his family and all his friends. He will be missed by many. — Lo by Thomas Baldwin Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad proactvoice Biloxi, MS Originally posted Dec. 15, 2013 Revised version, March 24, 2014 A Call to Action! “Insanity is doing […]

Why Americans Must Demolish the Two Party Duopoly! by Thomas Baldwin

Updated/revised version: Why Americans Must Demolish the Political Duopoly and Create a New Progressive Alliance by Thomas Baldwin by Thomas Baldwin Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad proactvoice Biloxi, MS Dec. 15, 2013 A Call to Action! “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”– Albert Einstein Duopoly: “preponderant influence or control […]

Amend the Fed by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad The Web of Debt Blog December 7, 2013 December 23rd marks the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve. Dissatisfaction with its track record has prompted calls to audit the Fed and end the Fed. At the least, Congress needs to amend the Fed, modifying the Federal Reserve Act to […]

Wall Street Is No Longer a Safe Place to Keep Our Money by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad The Web of Debt Blog September 23, 2013 The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is the nation’s second largest civilian employer after WalMart. Although successfully self-funded throughout its long history, it is currently struggling to stay afloat. This is not, as sometimes asserted, because it has been made obsolete by […]

The Hidden Government Guarantee that Props Up the Shadow Banking System by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad The Web of Debt Blog September 17, 2013 Increased regulation and low interest rates are driving lending from the regulated commercial banking system into the unregulated shadow banking system. The shadow banks, although free of government regulation, are propped up by a hidden government guarantee in the form of […]

Making the World Safe for Banksters: Syria in the Cross-hairs by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad webofdebt.com September 4, 2013 “The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole.”  —Prof. Caroll Quigley, Georgetown University, […]

How Banks Launder Money Through the Repo Market by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad webofdebt.com August 26, 2013 Giant bank holding companies now own airports, toll roads, and ports; control power plants; and store and hoard vast quantities of commodities of all sorts. They are systematically buying up or gaining control of the essential lifelines of the economy. How have they pulled this […]