AMI Director Zarlenga Speaks in Kinderhook, NY, April 30th

kristy Reforming Global Finance

Dear Friends of the American Monetary Institute, AMI Director, Stephen Zarlenga will give a talk at Lindenwald, President Martin Van Buren’s home in Kinderhook, NY, about 20 miles south of Albany, Now a U.S. National Park. The presentation will take place at Lindenwald, Kinderhook, NY on Monday, April 30, 2012 …

The Koch Brothers, The Cato Institute, And Why Nations Fail

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The Baseline Scenario The Koch Brothers, The Cato Institute, And Why Nations Fail Posted: 08 Mar 2012 02:36 AM PST By Simon Johnson A dispute has broken out between the Cato Institute, a leading libertarian think tank, and two of its longtime backers ? David and Charles Koch. The institute …

Is S&P’s Deficit Warning On Target?

kristy Reforming Global Finance

An article from The Baseline Scenario Posted: 21 Apr 2011 05:26 AM PDT By Simon Johnson On Monday Standard & Poor’s announced that its credit rating for the United States was “affirmed” at AAA (the highest level possible), but that it was revising the outlook for this rating to “negative” …

Which Party Poses the Real Risk to Social Security’s Future?

kristy Reforming Global Finance

Hint: it’s not Republicans. Social Security remains one of the greatest achievements of the Democratic Party since its creation 75 years ago. Although Republicans have historically fulminated against the program (Ronald Reagan once likened it as something akin to “socialism”), they have actually made little headway in touching this sacred …