The ECB’s Noose Around Greece: How Central Banks Harness Governments

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

The ECB’s Noose Around Greece: How Central Banks Harness Governments by Ellen Brown Remember when the infamous Goldman Sachs delivered a thinly-veiled threat to the Greek Parliament in December, warning them to elect a pro-austerity prime minister or risk having central bank liquidity cut off to their banks? (See January …

OTHER NEWS: Where Will The New Europe Go?

Jay Owen Trendspotting

   Where Will The New Europe Go?   By Roberto Savio*   ROME, May   2014 (IPS) – “An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted” is a phrase from Arthur Miller which applies well to the European elections that have just ended. What those elections …

World Future Council Newsletter February 2014

Jay Owen Global Citizen

  Dear Friends of the World Future Council, Almost three years after the Great East disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 almost 100 000 people are still displaced. During a recent disaster. We visited abandoned towns that are still highly contaminated. Travelling through entirely intact …

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

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, Community Development Solutions

From Austerity to Abundance: Why I Am Running for California Treasurer Posted on January 15, 2014 by Ellen Brown Governor Jerry Brown and his staff are exchanging high-fives over balancing California’s budget, but the people on whose backs it was balanced are not rejoicing. The state’s high-wire act has been called “the ultimate …

Stemming the Transfer of Wealth from Main Street to Wall Street with Publicly-Owned Banks

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

Stemming the Transfer of Wealth from Main Street to Wall Street with Publicly-Owned Banks PBI Newsletter, November/December 2013 Stemming the Transfer of Wealth from Main Street to Wall Street with Publicly-Owned Banks From the Editor: As 2013 draws to a close, state, local, and federal governments are battling debt and interest …

OTHER NEWS: New Policies Beyond Austerity and Stimulus

Jay Owen Articles by Hazel Henderson

New Policies Beyond Austerity and Stimulus   By Hazel Henderson*   ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, Nov  2013 (Columnist Service) – It is time to move the global policy debate beyond the binary options of “austerity” versus “stimulus.” Both these macroeconomic policies have caused untold harm to millions and produced dangerous policy …

Review of The Entrepreneurial State By Mariana Mazzucato, Anthem Press

Jay Owen Books and Reviews

  The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths Review of The Entrepreneurial State By Mariana Mazzucato, Anthem Press, London, 2013 By Hazel Henderson © 2013, for SeekingAlpha.com The Entrepreneurial State by Mariana Mazzucato could help move the global policy debate beyond the binary options of “austerity” versus “stimulus.” …

The Bank Guarantee That Bankrupted Ireland

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

The Bank Guarantee That Bankrupted Ireland Posted on November 2, 2013 by Ellen Brown 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 …

Debt, austerity, devastation: it’s Europe’s turn

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

As the creditors get fatter, the innocent are punished. Susan George laments a leadership subservient to big business. Like plague in the 14th century, the scourge of debt has gradually migrated from South to North. Our 21st-century Yersinia pestis isn’t spread by flea-infested rats but by deadly, ideology-infested neoliberal fundamentalists. …

The Public Bank Solution by Ellen Brown

Jay Owen Books and Reviews

The Public Bank Solution: From Austerity to Prosperity From austerity to prosperity, Third Millennium Press, 2013   Ellen Brown is a world renown author and Ethical Markets Advisory Board member.  Her Web of Debt was groundbreaking in bringing to light how the debt system functions.  Her new book, The Public Bank Solution, looks …