Fort McMurray Evicts Oil Sands Companies that Helped it Grow

Fort McMurray Evicts Oil Sands Companies that Helped it Grow  The Canadian town of Fort McMurray, population 76,000, is the heart of Alberta’s oil sands largesse–but the town is bursting at its seams with nowhere to expand because the land surrounding it is owned by oil companies. The government’s answer to this …

Inequality, inequity, and the “simpleton’s god of free markets

Editor’s note — The following is a piece from a conversation between Per Kurwoski and Angus Cunningham. For background on Per Kurwoski and his perspective, watch his video “Basel’s Monstrous Regulatory Mistake. In your latest comment on an iMFdirect post, Per, you used the word “inequality”. Yet I wonder if …

Restoring Economic Sovereignty: The Push for State-owned Banks

Ellen Brown February 15, 2011 www.webofdebt.com/articles “It is time to declare economic sovereignty from the multinational banks that are responsible for much of our current economic crisis. Every year we ship over a billion dollars in Oregon taxpayer dollars to out-of-state and multinational banks in the form of deposits, only …