Jean Lievens: Bank of England Governor – Capitalism Doomed Without Ethics

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Bank of England governor: capitalism doomed if ethics vanish

Mark Carney issues strong critique of City behaviour and warns of growing sense that basic social contract is breaking down

Angela Monaghan

The Guardian,

Capitalism is at risk of destroying itself unless bankers realise they have an obligation to create a fairer society, the Bank of England governor has warned.

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Jun 1

Berto Jongman: YouTube (45:25) on Economic Terrorism

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Economic Terrorism explained in 45 minutes.

See Also:

Lee Camp YouTube (5:34) on Leaked Memo Causing Global Financial Collapse

Planning for a new financial disaster

US state-sponsored terrorism

 

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Sep 16

Money for Nothing: New Documentary in September on the “Federal Reserve”

Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the U.S. Federal Reserve has never been greater. Markets and governments around the world hold their breath in anticipation of the Fed Chairman’s every word. Yet the average person knows very little about the most powerful – and least understood – financial institution on earth. Narrated by Liev Schreiber, Money For Nothing is the first film to take viewers inside the Fed and reveal the impact of Fed policies – past, present, and future – on our lives. Join current and former Fed officials as they debate the critics, and each other, about the decisions that helped lead the global financial system to the brink of collapse in 2008. And why we might be headed there again. (From imdb.com)

Official movie website

 

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Aug 30

Allen Roland: Honoring Chalmers Johnson, Prophet of Truth + Empire Meta-RECAP

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Allen Roland, Ph.D.

Allen Roland, Ph.D.

Prophet for a Dying Empire

Every dying Empire has its truth telling prophet and America had its own with Chalmers Johnson. Johnson correctly compared the decay of the American empire, with its well over 600 overseas military bases, with the fall of the Roman Empire whereas the Senate becomes a wealthy corporate club and irrelevant compared to the ruling Military Industrial Congressional Complex

by Allen L Roland

Chalmers Johnson was a truth teller and prophet in a political environment where few would stand up to the interests and secrecy of the Pentagon and the intelligence community ~ and since his passing in November of 2010, many of his prophetic fears have been realized in the Obama administration.

Johnson, author of Blowback, Sorrows of Empire and Nemesis,The Last Days of the American Republic, talks in this video interview about the similarities in the decline of the Roman and Soviet empires and the signs that the U.S. empire is exhibiting the very same symptoms ~ overextension, corruption and the inability to reform. (Watch at least the first 20 minutes and also the very end where he predicts an economic collapse)

Johnson’ s main points were; The United States is treading the same three steps as the former Soviet Union;

  • Inability to deal with corporate corruption.
  • Imperial over-stretch is leading to fiscal insolvency ( 600 plus bases throughout the world )
  • Inability to reform, thus accelerating the inevitable fall.

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Jun 1

Gradual Popularization: Stamping Anti-Political-Bribery Messages on Money

Collaborations and partnerships are gradually forming nation-wide to combat money in politics, specifically against the Citizens United supreme court ruling in 2010. A directory of many of them can be found at United4thePeople.org (not all listed have the same agenda).

Independent offshoots pertaining to the pursuit of money out of politics have involved stamping money with custom-made designs with messages:

  • “get money out of politic$!”
  •  “the system isn’t broken, it’s fixed”
  • “corporations are not people, and money is not free speech”
  • “not to be used for bribing politicians”
  • “money as speech silences us all”

July 4: $5,000 of stamped money dropped from Seattle building (courtesy of “mic check wall st“)

“Stamp Stampede” website for stamping money out of politic$ (great photo here showing Obama “system is fixed” which he responds with Secret Service ‘joke’)

Ben & Jerry’s Co-founder to Occupy Your Wallet

Speech bubble stamp showing George Washington and Abe Lincoln exclaiming “Get Money Out of Politic$!”

Phi Beta Iota:  Defacing currency is a crime in the USA.  An excellent summary with applicable passages from the law can be found at Google Answers, here (for “coin” but not cotton currency). While this is an important demonstration of public loss of faith in government (and promoting a 28th Amendment to the Constitution), getting money out of politics is not the problem.  There is nothing wrong with the USA that cannot be fixed simply by restoring the integrity of the electoral process and hence of the government.  Complete information on how to do this is at We the People Reform Coalition.  With respect to money itself, local communities should be doing everything they can to eliminate landlords using eminent domain as needed, and moving all money from all local stakeholders into local banks.

 

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Jul 7