There’s a world wide movement starting, to cover everyone’s basic expenses. Imagine what this will do to free us up to actually participate in the political process, and to learn and teach … or to do that big project we always had to delay because we just couldn’t find the time for it…
Small Yet BIG: The Basic Income Guarantee
This once utopian vision is gaining ground, fast. A global network of academics, activists, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and private groups are working towards the implementation of Basic Income Guarantees (BIGs) in some of the world’s most impoverished regions. It is a small idea, both in terms of its simplicity and in terms of the sums of money involved. But it is having a big impact. In addition to reducing poverty and inequality, assessment results from pilot projects overwhelmingly indicate that providing a monthly income of only $10 to every person in some of the poorest communities on earth is good for business.
How America Became an Oligarchy
Taking back democracy starts with money and banking.
The stages of the capture of democracy by big money are traced in a paper called “The Collapse of Democratic Nation States” by theologian and environmentalist Dr. John Cobb. Going back several centuries, he points to the rise of private banking, which usurped the power to create money from governments…
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This bitcoin alternative is a threat to Wall Street
Peer-to-peer loans imperil banks, and cryptocurrencies may finish the job
Digital currencies circumvent the fees and roadblocks to access that come with traditional financial services. The possibilities, especially in the underdeveloped world, are enormous. As much as $9.6 trillion in assets locked out of the global economy could be freed up, according to the International Monetary Fund.