Hat tip to P2P for this article about legal route to force climate protection in the US. A group of attorneys using children and young adults as plaintiffs plans to file [...]
Good piece by the excellent Ellen Brown in Truthout writing this time about central banks instead of local state (regional) owned banks as she is wont. She seems to have understood the MMT (modern money theory) message of the advantages of truly sovereign currency and a central bank that responds to the peoples needs. [...]
The bankers' propaganda is so powerful that the people have actually begun to accept their need for punishment and that this will buy them salvation eventually - a kind of necessary economic purgatory. Hudson lays bare the flaw at the heart of this dogma. The Irish have seen this warped economic rationale before - one that condoned the export of grain and butter as the people starved in the ditches.
Two long reviews of Feasta's book Fleeing Vesuvius have appeared recently, one enthusiastic, the other markedly less so. Andy Wilson of An Taisce writes that " The point hammered home repeatedly is that solo runs are futile, while collaboration and working together offers communities their best chance..... Wonderful book. Buy it.” Graham Strouts is not so convinced. Is he raising questions which Feasta members should not ignore?
This week’s newsletter includes commentary on the drought in China and the new green investment bank in the UK.
Some very useful and interesting presentations on all aspects of Environmental Tax Reform. Smart Taxes contributed 3 sessions on Site Value Tax, with presentations from Stephen Reed, Constantin Gurdgiev and Fred Harrison.