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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Popular, Persistent Resistance – 12.21.17

A glancing overview of America’s economy discloses significant deprivation and inequality among citizens, corporatized institutions, co-opted politics and diminishing prospects for an increasing number of people. These conditions are neither acceptable nor necessary according to Kevin Zeese and Dr. Margaret Flowers, the leaders of Popular Resistance.org.  Ellen and Walt hold a year-end discussion with them about the developing crescendo calling for …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Globalization vs. Happiness – 11.01.17

We’ve been told that marketplace productivity is irrefutable evidence of economic efficiency and a precursor to consumer happiness.  But that meme is a self-serving axiom designed to consolidate wealth, power and systems control into the hands of global corporations.  Ellen’s guest Helena Norberg-Hodge is the producer of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness and author of Ancient Futures. She is also founder and director of the …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Paying for Catastrophe – 10.18.17

Paying for Catastrophe Whether a flood, fire, hurricanes or a failed financial system, the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury have the means to address big financial challenges in a variety of ways – if they want to.  Recent devastations challenge our understanding of how to pay for recovery, but when we look back to our not-so-distant past, answers emerge in …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – The Coming Revolution in Banking and How Banking Really Works Now – 09.13.17

  Crypto currencies will likely change the future of banking in transformative ways, and there’s even a chance that it could help democratize citizen’s control of their money. Ellen is just completing a book on the subject and discusses how technology is changing the banking landscape. Meanwhile, we welcome noted economist Michael Hudson to the show to disclose in no …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – We Have All The Answers! – 08.02.17

What’s your problem? Unfunded pension funds? Massive state debt? Creeping privatization? Codification of criminal banking? Today’s program addresses these chronic problems with a baseline look at why these issues persist despite available solutions. Ellen discusses a state budget shortfall solution that can also solve state pension shortfalls. Hint: it involves public banks!  Later she talks with noted banking criminologist Bill Black …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Alternating Currency – 06.14.17

Global monetary expert Bernard Lietaer has said that a country would be more stable financially if it had multiple currencies focused on specific sectors of the economy – the idea being that if one goes down, the others can continue to provide needed financial services. Ellen’s guest is Lionel Denenberg, the tech genius behind PayServices, a crypto-currency concept already authorized …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Bankers Get Paid First – 05.31.17

Ever notice that regardless of what additional level of public suffering is required, payment of bank debt by governments transcends all.  Debt is the mechanism by which private capital interests retain and control power over public interest and prospects, which is why creating public banks is so important for our cities, counties and states.  This week Ellen talks with a …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Fixing the Infrastructure of Finance – 05.17.17

As public physical assets deteriorate the world over, profiteers and corporatists are anxiously positioning themselves to profit from their bursting new markets of imminent demand. If you’re a government trying to serve those needs but don’t have a reliable source of affordable funding, like your own public bank, you’re stuck with the scalpers. Bridges aren’t the only failing civic infrastructure …