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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Getting in the Game

The Federal Reserve and the architecture of our monetary system use private capital and financial marketeers as primary channels for getting money into our economy, while keeping the public off key fiscal playing fields. A new federal-level legislative initiative called the Public Banking Act represents a systemic breakthrough for the role of public interest financial institutions, providing access to the many …

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It’s Our Money – Too Broke for Bankruptcy

Too Broke for Bankruptcy It’s a grim irony that only the moneyed can afford the protections of bankruptcy. Even as major companies declare bankruptcy to get relieved of overwhelming debt, expensive pension obligations and union contracts under bankruptcy protection, financially strapped individuals often can’t afford to apply for the same relief.  Enter Upsolve, a free online app designed to help people complete …

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It’s Our Money – 10.07.20 – Go Ahead and Build It

Recent decades of American politicians have sidestepped making serious national plans to invest in the country’s debilitated infrastructure. Now our country needs multiple-trillions to restore, improve and create a wide array of public infrastructure projects, from highways to high-speed broadband. A new national grassroots campaign called the National Infrastructure Bank Coalition proposes that we return to our historical routes for …

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It’s Our Money – Why Capitalism Will Always Fail Us – 09.23.20

Economist Richard Wolff’s new book “The Sickness is the System” lays out the mechanics of why  capitalism inevitably produces systemic inequities and market failures despite significant market successes. Wolff’s thesis is powerfully illustrated by the economic struggling and deprivation of the current pandemic as well as recurring cycles of booms and busts that shift even more wealth to the capitalist elite.  Ellen …

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It’s Our Money – Rest in Power

The sudden passing of Kevin Zeese has removed from the stage of social, political and economic activism a powerful voice and a tireless worker. Whether leading occupation of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC in defiance of the government’s intention to bring down their democratically-elected government, leading national efforts against war, helping launch the Occupy movement or a host of …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – “It’s a War”

So says renowned economist Michael Hudson in the concluding part of our recent interview with him.  Hudson makes no bones about the deadly serious game being played by the world’s financial powers and their intention to create a new feudal economic order. Hudson sees the privatization of public assets and institutions, like the Fed’s take-over of the Treasury a hundred years …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Killing the Host

Killing the Host Michael Hudson’s landmark 2015 book “Killing the Host” exposed how the empires of finance, insurance and real estate captured the global economy through neo-liberalism and sold us down the road to neo-feudalism. Michael returns to the show to describe why the current global economic demise is the fruit of consummate greed, crony politics and rapacious finance – …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Rethinking the Fed, Payment Systems and Vaccine Speculation …

Rethinking the Fed, Payment Systems and Vaccine Speculation …  After 100+ years, it’s high time we give serious thought to how well our central bank is meeting its objectives of stabilizing the banking system, ensuring employment levels and keeping a lid on inflation. The report card is not good.  Today’s guest Graham Steele, Director of Stanford’s Corporations and Society Initiative, talks …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Covid Coverups

Covid Coverups   The axiom “never waste a good crisis” has been a reliable tool for Wall Street interests over decades. Under cover of various national economic phenomena, Wall Street interests via the Federal Reserve have managed to direct trillions of dollars into their own accounts. Ellen describes how the new Fed funding channels intended to relieve the financial stress …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Time to Think Hard About Local Community Investment

Time to Think Hard About Local Community Investment   Amid the devastating economic impacts of Corvid-19, Ellen discusses her observations of an evident “War on the States” in which states find themselves fighting for parity in Fed funding for virus recovery. With this forced-refocusing on local financial resources, individuals and communities must reconsider where they’ve been investing their money. Global …