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Warren’s Post Office Proposal: Palast Aims at the Wrong Target

by Ellen Brown

Mon 24th Mar 2014
Investigative reporter Greg Palast is usually pretty good at peering behind the rhetoric and seeing what is really going on. But in tearing into Senator Elizabeth Warren’s support of postal financial services, he has done a serious disservice to the underdogs... [read more]

From Austerity to Prosperity: Why I Am Running for California Treasurer

by Ellen Brown

Sat 25th Jan 2014
Welfare payments, health care for the poor, and benefits for the elderly and disabled have been slashed. State workers have been downsized... [read more]

The Bank Guarantee That Bankrupted Ireland

by Ellen Brown

Thu 14th Nov 2013
The Irish have a long history of being tyrannized, exploited, and oppressed—from the forced conversion to Christianity in the Dark Ages, to slave trading of the natives in the 15th and 16th centuries, to the mid-nineteenth century “potato famine” that was really a holocaust... [read more]
 

Martial Law and the Economy: Is Homeland Security Preparing for the Next Wall Street Collapse?

by Ellen Brown

Fri 11th Oct 2013
Reports are that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is engaged in a massive, covert military buildup, writes Ellen Brown... [read more]

The Leveraged Buyout of America

by Ellen Brown

Sat 28th Sep 2013
In a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, US Representative Alan Grayson and three co-signers expressed concern about the expansion of large banks into what have traditionally been non-financial commercial spheres... [read more]

Making the World Safe for Banksters: Syria in the Cross-hairs

by Ellen Brown

Fri 20th Sep 2013
In an August 2013, journalist Greg Palast posted evidence of a secret late-1990s plan devised by Wall Street ans US Treasury officials to open banking to the lucrative derivatives business... [read more]
 

The Crime of Alleviating Poverty: A Local Community Currency Battles the Central Bank of Kenya

by Ellen Brown

Sat 20th Jul 2013
Ellen Brown reports on how former Peace Corps volunteer Will Ruddick and several residents of Bangladesh, Kenya, face a potential seven years in prison after developing a cost-effective way to alleviate poverty in Africa’s poorest slums... [read more]

It Can Happen Here: The Bank Confiscation Scheme for US and UK Depositors

by Ellen Brown

Tue 9th Apr 2013
Confiscating the customer deposits in Cyprus banks, it seems, was not a one-off, desperate idea of a few Eurozone “troika” officials scrambling to salvage their balance sheets reveals Ellen Brown... [read more]

Money for the People: Grillo's Populist Plan for Italy

by Ellen Brown

Thu 14th Mar 2013
Comedian Beppe Grillo was surprised himself when his Five Star Movement got 8.7 million votes in the Italian general election of February 24-25th... [read more]
 

Ensuring Scottish sovereignty

by Ellen Brown

Sat 22nd Dec 2012
Ellen Brown discusses options for economic development in a future independent Scotland... [read more]

The circulating money supply: Why QE3 won’t jumpstart the Economy—and What Would

by Ellen Brown

Fri 28th Sep 2012
The economy could use a good dose of “aggregate demand”—new spending money in the pockets of consumers — but QE3 won’t do it. Neither will it trigger the dreaded hyperinflation. In fact, it won’t do much at all. There are better alternatives, argues Ellen Brown.... [read more]