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 inspire it. We will close hospitals. We will close schools. We will close libraries and museums. We will sell off our parklands and water supply. People will sleep on the streets and go hungry. The war machine will go on.

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

For All Debts...

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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 Jersey – creating jobs and growing the economy [by] using state deposits to finance local investments … and … support billions of dollars of critical investments in infrastructure, small businesses, and student loans – saving our residents money and returning all profits to the taxpayers.”

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Ellen Brown: Banks Can Take Your Money In A Crisis

NO BAIL! SEND 'EM TO JAIL!!

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
January 13, 2016

My Dec. 29th article “Bail-ins Begin” prompted two video interviews, with Greg Hunter on USAWatchdog.com, and Thom Hartmann below.

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The Detroit Bail-In Template: Fleecing Pensioners to Save the Banks by Ellen Brown

Glass-Steagall Now

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
webofdebt.com
August 5, 2013

The Detroit bankruptcy is looking suspiciously like the bail-in template originated by the G20’s Financial Stability Board in 2011, which exploded on the scene in Cyprus in 2013 and is now becoming the model globally. In Cyprus, the depositors were “bailed in” (stripped of a major portion of their deposits) to re-capitalize the banks. In Detroit, it is the municipal workers who are being bailed in, stripped of a major portion of their pensions to save the banks.

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Cash Hoarding, Tax Evasion, and the Corporate Coup, Part 3 by Andrew Gavin Marshall

Day 7 Occupy Wall Street September 23 2011 Shankbone 2

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by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
February 5, 2013

The following is Part 3 of my three-part exclusive series for Occupy.com.

Part 1: Welcome to the Network of Global Corporate Control

Part 2: The “Real” Recovery: Welcome to the Network of Global Corporate Control

Corporate profits are good, right? Low taxes on corporations are also good, right? With high profits and low taxes, corporations have large amounts of money to “invest” in new businesses and jobs, meaning everyone else benefits. Continue reading

Moyers & Company: How Big Banks are Rewriting the Rules of our Economy

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BillMoyers.com
January 27, 2012

Bill Moyers talks with former Citigroup chairman John Reed and former Senator Byron Dorgan to explore how our political and financial class shift economic benefits to the very top.

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Moyers & Company: Crony Capitalism

Corporate Personhood

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With Bill Moyers
Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com
January 20, 2012

Bill Moyers and former White House budget director David Stockman on how politics and high finance have turned our economy into a members-only private club.

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Dennis Kucinich: When I was hungry, you gave me food, not a tax break + Jerrold Nadler

Yummy! Fresh Veggies From the Garden

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Updated: June 15 added another video

 on Jun 14, 2011

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today took to the House floor to defend the food program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in need, citing our history of a compassionate nation.

“When I was hungry, you gave me food. You didn’t give me war. You didn’t give me a tax break; you didn’t give me an oil depletion allowance. When I was hungry, you gave me food.”

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Randal Wray: Crisis is Not Behind Us + Matt Taibbi: Nothing stops big banks from ripping off people again

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the economy sucks

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on May 29, 2011

Randal Wray: Banks are bigger than in ’07, are cooking their books to show profits – need regulation and increase in purchasing power and jobs program to avoid bigger crash

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Inside Job (trailer; 2010)

Greedy Corporate America

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Note: replaced video Aug. 8, 2017

SonyPicturesClassics on Aug 27, 2010

From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (“No End In Sight”), comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Matt Damon, INSIDE JOB was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.

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From “Vulnerable” to Invincible: A program and action for economic health by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
April 17, 2011

“There’s class warfare, all right but it’s my class the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” — Warren Buffett

Our problems stem from acceptance of this filthy, rotten system.” — Dorothy Day

Once upon a time, many years ago, when things weren’t quite so f’ed up here in Duh-merica, the Democratic candidate for president from Nowhereville, Arkansas made the expression, “It’s the economy, stupid,” a catch-phrase for his successful bid to unseat the incumbent, George H.W. Bush. Pappy Bush had been wildly popular (we love our “successful wars” here) after his attack on Iraq but had not addressed the recession we were suffering under at the time.

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Reflecting on Soros by Mark A. Goldman (2009)

by Mark A. Goldman
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
originally published at www.gpln.com on Nov. 7, 2009
Sept. 30, 2010

I’m writing in response to the George Soros lectures recently given at the CEU and made available at the Financial Times web site.

I have a degree in economics and an MBA in Finance, both from highly regarded schools. It’s been 40 years since I got my Wharton MBA and it’s taken me almost that long to figure out that my degree was designed more to help me make money for people, (many of whom extract more from society than they contribute to it), than it was to help me understand the dysfunctional institutions they own or manage.

I think Soros made some excellent observations during his lectures and his ambitious attempt to formulate a new economic theory is noteworthy. My view is that his observations are not only insightful, as they obviously contributed to his success in business, but I think his theory, once expanded, will be helpful in preventing another debacle like the one we’re going through now. In any event, he’s right that something needs to change, as most of the economists we hear from in the main stream media operate inside a box that would best be dismantled. I think he made that point as well.

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The Big Six banks are shorting the American Dream By Jerry Mazza

By Jerry Mazza
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at Online Journal
www.jerrymazza.com
April 26, 2010

The Big Six investment banks, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, are “shorting the American Dream,” according to economist Simon Johnson and entrepreneur James Kwak in an interview on April 16, “Financial Regulation and Regulatory Capture” on Bill Moyers Journal. Here’s a summary of the big and important ideas and issues on the table.

First, Simon Johnson is a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, now teaching at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. James Kwak is a former management consultant at McKinsley & company, co-founder of the successful software company, Guidewire, and presently studying law at Yale Law School. Together Johnson and Kwak run the economic website BaselineScenario.com. To boot, they have written a new best seller, 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown.

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Bill Moyers Journal: William K. Black + Michael Copps + Deepening the American Dream

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Bill Moyers Journal
April 23, 2010

William K. Black

As President Obama makes the case for strong financial reform, Bill Moyers sits down with veteran regulator William K. Black, who says Wall Street is already been breaking current rules.

via Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS

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Michael Hudson: Obama’s Republican Class War Presidency (must-listen)

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Interview with Michael Hudson
Bonnie Faulkner
Guns and Butter

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February 3, 2010

“Obama’s Republican Class War Presidency” with financial economist, Michael Hudson, on Obama’s State of the Union Speech and its economic consequences.  The reappointment Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke.

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