Consumer, citizen or …? Revisioning language for a partnership economy

[Spiritual]
Consumer, citizen or …? Revisioning language for a partnership economy
by Ann Amberg
Posted July 25, 2017

are you citizen, a consumer, or ___We are excited to announce that Australia-based Caring Economy leader Sabrina Chakori has contributed a chapter in the new book Positive Steps to a Steady State Economy, edit. by Haydn Washington: Consumer, citizen or a new definition? The necessity to change both the term and our behaviour.

Sabrina questions the assumption that to be a consumer is responsible citizenship, and suggests that the challenge of this century is to reconceptualise our role in the economy. If people as consumers are primarily identified as economic entities, where does that leave culture, creativity, self-actualization and our capacity to evolve towards healthy and whole economic systems that embrace partnership values? More…

Why do we Allow Private Families to Control the World’s Money?

[Economic]
Why do we Allow Private Families to Control the World’s Money?
by Phillip J. Watt
Posted July 25, 2017

BIS, the apex of the central banking systemThe masses can no longer escape the knowledge that they’re being taken for a walk down a dark alley: the way money is created in our global society benefits the so-called elite at the expense of the 99.9%. It doesn’t have to be this way though; all we have to do is stand up and demand that it change.

If you and I were to get a loan from a bank we’re not actually being loaned anything they had. Instead, they punch numbers into a computer, which creates new money that is placed directly into our bank accounts.

That’s right – they created new cash out of nothing. They didn’t get it from their vault, or loan it from another source, they just created it on their computer. This begs the question: why do we allow private stakeholders, such as the banking families that control the world’s financial and political spheres, to profit from money that was created out of thin air? Can’t we just generate new funds for the benefit of the people and direct the profits back into the community? More…

How Governments Can Kill Cash

[Economic]
How Governments Can Kill Cash
By James Rickards
Posted July 24, 2017

war on cash is heating upThe global elites are using negative interest rates to do the same thing as inflation — make your money disappear. One way to avoid negative interest rates is to go to physical cash. In order to prevent that option, the elites have launched a war on cash.

One solution to negative interest rates is to buy physical gold.

But governments always use money laundering, drug dealing and terrorism as an excuse to keep tabs on honest citizens and deprive them of the ability to use money alternatives such as physical cash and gold. When you start to see news articles about criminals using gold instead of cash, that’s a stalking horse for government regulation of gold. More…

 

The U.S. Has Been At War For Over 220 In 241 Years

[Social]
The U.S. Has Been At War For Over 220 In 241 Years
by Robert Fantina
Posted July 24, 2017

US has been at war 220 out of the last 241 yearsThe United States presents itself to the world as a beacon of liberty and a proponent of human rights around the world, ready and willing to stand up for and defend the downtrodden. Florida Senator Marco Rubio recently said that the world looks to the U.S. as an example of democracy. This myth is not believed outside of the United States’ borders, and decreasingly within. There is simply too much evidence to the contrary.

The U.S. has been at war for over 220 of its 241 year history. During that time, it has shown a complete lack of respect for the human rights of both the citizens of the nations against which it wages war, and its own soldiers. We’ll take a look at examples from recent history, and see how the U.S. continues these barbaric practices today. More…

We Need a New American (Social) Revolution

[Community]
We Need a New American (Social) Revolution
By Charles Hugh Smith
Posted July 23, 2017

self sufficient resilient communities are the answerThe solution is a new decentralized way of living that bypasses the chokepoints of centralized political and financial power.

I’m going to tell a story here using charts–a story that leads to one conclusion: we need a New American Social Revolution–a peaceful revolution that transforms our understanding of the corrupt, destructive status quo we currently inhabit, an understanding that leads to a withdrawal of our consent of the governed and a national search for new social, political and economic structures that actually serve the interests of the entire citizenry rather than the interests of a self-serving parasitic elite. More…

Documents expose how Hollywood promotes war on behalf of the Pentagon, CIA and NSA

[Media]
Documents expose how Hollywood promotes war on behalf of the Pentagon, CIA and NSA
By Tom Secker and Matthew Alford
Posted July 22, 2017

Plato's cave and HollywoodTom Secker and Matthew Alford report on their astonishing findings from trawling through thousands of new US military and intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

The documents reveal for the first time the vast scale of US government control in Hollywood, including the ability to manipulate scripts or even prevent films too critical of the Pentagon from being made — not to mention influencing some of the most popular film franchises in recent years.

This raises new questions not only about the way censorship works in the modern entertainment industry, but also about Hollywood’s little known role as a propaganda machine for the US national security apparatus. US military intelligence agencies have influenced over 1,800 movies and TV shows. More…

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