Seeing Through the Illusion of Money by Richard C. Cook

by Richard C. Cook
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richardccook.com
September 24, 2011

Capitalism Kills

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Based on a Speech to the International Reciprocal Trade Association, Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo,  Mexico, September 20, 2011

First I want to thank you for inviting my wife Karen and me to join you in this beautiful land of ocean, sunshine, history, and mystery. Second, I want to offer the organized barter movement—and by this I mean the barter associations that have placed their work on a sound professional business level—my heartfelt congratulations. I congratulate you not only for acting in the face of the global monetary crisis but also for taking active and practical measures for putting something real in its place.

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Richard C. Cook goes straight to the heart of the matter by Jamie Walton

by Jamie Walton
American Monetary Institution (AMI) researcher
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Oct. 18, 2010

Review of Richard C. Cook‘s book, We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform
First edition (Tendril Press) [This book is available from the American Monetary Institute, at $30, postpaid.]

This book is for anyone and everyone who wants to solve the world’s deepening crisis and to avoid a looming catastrophe.

Richard C. Cook hits all the economic nails on the head in his latest book, We Hold these Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform. Very rarely does a book appear that lays out what’s really wrong with ‘the economy’ and what’s required to really fix it. This is one of those very rare books. It’s a must-have handbook to build your own clear and deep understanding of what’s really going on, why, how, and what can be done about it.

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“Job Creation”–Stupid Is as Stupid Does by Richard C. Cook

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April 6, 2010

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No one can seriously doubt that the huge amounts of borrowed federal dollars poured into the economy since Barack Obama became president has prevented even more jobs from being lost than might otherwise have been the case in the current devastating recession. It’s impossible, however, to come up with a “real” number, because no economist has a good enough handle on matters to sort out all the variables at play, including readjustments due to the fall of housing prices, low interest rates, a slightly improved export environment, rebounding of depleted inventories, new highway construction resulting from stimulus spending, etc. Still, let’s look at some facts about the current so-called “recovery”:

The Historical Roots of the Economic Crisis – The Cure: Monetary Reform by Richard C. Cook

by Richard C. Cook
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richardccook.com
November 23, 2009

The United States does not control its own destiny. Rather it is controlled by an international financial elite, of which the American branch works out of big New York banks like J.P. Morgan Chase, Wall Street investment firms such as Goldman Sachs, and the Federal Reserve System. They in turn control the White House, Congress, the military, the mass media, the intelligence agencies, both political parties, the universities, etc. No one can rise to the top in any of these institutions without the elite’s stamp of approval.

This elite has been around since the nation began, becoming increasingly dominant as the 19th century progressed. A key date was passage of the National Banking Act of 1863, when the system was put into place whereby federal government debt was used to collateralize bank lending. Since then we’ve paid the freight through our taxes for bank control of the economy. The final nails in the coffin came with the passage of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.

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Corbett Report: Economics 101 with Richard C. Cook

Interview with Richard C. Cook
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October 13, 2009

Capitalism Kills

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How to Finance the National Dividend? by Richard C. Cook

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August 07, 2009

Response to a Reader:

The question is always the same–how to finance the National Dividend, which would be somewhere in the range of $2-$3.5T U.S., depending on whether it is taxed and if there is an allowance for children.

To be brief, blunt, and brutal–the government would print it and give it away. When people stop swooning, you explain to them that of course all Western governments–esp. the U.S.–do this anyway by rolling over central bank debt.

Yes, they do pay it off– through inflation. But much of the inflation is due to interest paid to the banking system for the privilege of solvency.

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Credit As A Public Utility: The Solution to the Economic Crisis by Richard C. Cook (videos)

by Richard C. Cook
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richardccook.com
March 26, 2009

Note: replaced videos April 22, 2011

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22:46 – Mar 25, 2009

Part One of Six Parts: Credit As A Public Utility: The Solution to the Economic Crisis

“Our Early Political Leaders Warned Us Against the Banking Interests”

Written and Produced by Richard C. Cook

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The Cook Plan (video)

by Richard C. Cook
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richardccook.com
February 8, 2009

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Richard C. Cook proposes “A Bailout for the People: Dividend Economics and the Basic Income Guarantee.” Cook is a former analyst for the U.S. federal government. His book on monetary reform “We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform” is available at http://www.amazon.com. He can be contacted at richardccook.com

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Bailout for the People: “The Cook Plan” by Richard C. Cook

by Richard C. Cook
featured writer
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richardccook.com
February 3, 2009

A Bailout for the People:

Dividend Economics and the Basic Income Guarantee

By Richard C. Cook

Prepared for a Presentation at the

8th Congress of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network and

2009 Eastern Economics Association Annual Conference

Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers

New York, N.Y., February 27

The existing monetary system is not free enterprise, and it is not capitalism. It is cancer.

Isn’t it Finally Time to Enact a Basic Income Guarantee?

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