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Re: Fix Economics & Prosper & Live Long
« Reply #135 on: April 03, 2016, 11:47:12 pm »

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Russia defaulting on all its foreign debt would be payback for the twin Western manipulation of oil prices and the ruble
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article44466.htm

Resurfacing Economic Truths -- The perception that a rising proportion of income and wealth is an unearned “free lunch” formed the take-off point for Veblen to put real estate and financial scheming at the center of his analysis -- Veblen’s argument was that the economy was all about organizing predatory schemes
https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/veblens-institutionalist-elaboration-of-rent-theory-by-michael-hudson/

Michael Hudson on Debt Deflation, the Rentier Economy, and the Coming Financial Cold War
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/03/michael-hudson-on-debt-deflation-the-rentier-economy-and-the-coming-financial-cold-war.html

Video: Days of Revolt: How We Got to Junk Economics
https://youtu.be/ARVe6EUs_tE

Unless we act soon, debt peonage lies ahead
https://richardbrenneman.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/unless-we-act-soon-debt-peonage-lies-ahead/

Mike Norman Economics: Modern Money Theory: MMT
http://mikenormaneconomics.blogspot.com/search/label/state%20money

Stoke Job Growth Or Choke It? The GOP Makes The Wrong Choice Again
https://ourfuture.org/20160317/stoke-job-growth-or-choke-it-the-gop-makes-the-wrong-choice-again
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Re: Fix Economics & Prosper & Live Long
« Reply #136 on: April 13, 2016, 08:03:56 pm »

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THE NEW GLOBAL FINANCIAL COLD WAR
http://kollinos.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-new-global-financial-cold-war.html

The Wonderland Matrix: Realm of the Charlatan Economic Experts
http://investmentwatchblog.com/michael-hudson-debt-deflation-financial-cold-war

Henry Carey's replies to the London Times, February 1876
http://mikenormaneconomics.blogspot.com/2016/04/tony-wikrent-commerce-christianity-and.html

President of Iran Rouhani's Wrong "Open-Door" Economic Policies
http://www.payvand.com/news/16/mar/1136.html

The Lies of Neoliberal Economics (or How America Became a Nation of Sharecroppers)
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/01/the-lies-of-neoliberal-economics-or-how-america-became-a-nation-of-sharecroppers

Giant leak of offshore financial records: More Big Bank Frauds
http://mg.co.za/article/2016-04-04-giant-leak-of-offshore-financial-records

Plan B for Europe: Appeal to build a European area of work in order to end austerity and build a true democracy
http://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?article37651
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Re: Fix Economics & Prosper & Live Long
« Reply #137 on: April 27, 2016, 04:49:19 pm »

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Breaking Up the Banks: Why Sanders is Right
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/15/breaking-up-the-banks-why-sanders-is-right

What is to be Done with the Banks? Six Proposals
http://cadtm.org/What-is-to-be-Done-with-the-Banks,13315

American and European authorities decided to save the banks at all cost. The strategy was not only immoral, it was, in the end, impractical. The game is now up.
http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=47209#.VyEe6CGwXMx

Panama and the Criminalization of the Global Finance System
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/18/panama-and-the-criminalization-of-the-global-finance-system

The Internet interprets privilege as damage and routes around it: Towards an Economics of Common Sense
http://ronsnews.blogspot.com/2016/04/towards-economics-of-common-sense.html

The government has all the tools it needs, anytime, to resist recession
http://bilbo.economicoutlook.net/blog/?p=33389

Structural Reforms [Impoverishments] Are Not the Answer – Expansionary Fiscal Policy Is
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/04/structural-reforms-are-not-the-answer-expansionary-fiscal-policy-is.html

Switzerland Joins Chinese Alternative to World Bank
http://www.economywatch.com/news/Switzerland-Joins-Chinese-Alternative-to-World-Bank0426.html
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Re: Fix Economics & Prosper & Live Long
« Reply #138 on: May 11, 2016, 03:26:04 pm »

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Wall Street Has Taken Over the Economy and is Draining It
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/02/wall-street-has-taken-over-the-economy-and-is-draining-it

What is to be Done with the Banks? Radical Proposals for Radical Changes
http://cadtm.org/What-is-to-be-Done-with-the-Banks,13315

The inversion of Classical Economics
http://michael-hudson.com/2016/03/the-inversion-of-classical-economics

Traumatized Worker Syndrome
http://www.philstockworld.com/2016/05/06/traumatized-worker-syndrome
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Re: Fix Economics & Prosper & Live Long
« Reply #139 on: June 02, 2016, 05:19:09 pm »

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The environmental costs of militarism
http://real-economics.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-environmental-costs-of-militarism.html

What is to be Done with the Banks? Radical Proposals for Radical Changes
https://off-guardian.org/2016/05/23/what-is-to-be-done-with-the-banks-radical-proposals-for-radical-changes

America’s Protectionist Takeoff: US industry was protected by tariffs for much of the 19th century and this helped establish it as the world’s leading economy
https://peofdev.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/americas-protectionist-takeoff

How banks are killing the host that feeds them
http://www.moneyweb.co.za/news/economy/banks-killing-host-feeds

HAWB 1870s - American producer class hero Peter Cooper - How America Was Built
http://www.correntewire.com/hawb_1870s_american_producer_class_hero_peter_cooper_how_america_was_built

Feder founded in 1919 one of the many battle confederations, this time the German League of Struggle for the breaking of interest servitude
https://nationalconscience.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/1945-tyskland-star-i-brand-riket-ar-skandat-ett-valdtaget-land-svinen-har-fullbordat-valdtakten-pa-annu-ett-land

Unz on the Issues
http://www.unz2016.org/unz-on-the-issues

How Does the US Empire Control the World? Petrodollars Rule, Ok! (Part 3) (a few months old)
http://arretsurinfo.ch/how-does-the-us-empire-control-the-world-petrodollars-rule-ok-3
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Re: Fix Economics & Prosper & Live Long
« Reply #140 on: June 08, 2016, 11:44:41 am »

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(See also previous post for last week's posting.)

The Dangers of Free Trade Agreements: TTIP’s Threat to Europe’s Elderly
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-dangers-of-free-trade-agreements-ttips-threat-to-europes-elderly/5524667

Dishonourable Accounting: Why Borrowers Are Not Legally Bound To Repay Bank Loans
http://www.globalresearch.ca/dishonourable-debt-why-borrowers-are-not-legally-bound-to-repay-bank-loans/5525064

Insidious Economization = Insidious Deterioration: America has been doing just about everything wrong in its health care
https://fbkfinanzwirtschaft.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/38057

Why A few of the Smartest Progressives I Know Will Vote for Trump over Hillary
http://trueviralnews.com/?p=185532

Economist Philip Soos encourages Australians to see neo-liberal capitalism for what it is: A racket designed to generate free banquets for the rentier class
https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/australias-real-lifters-and-leaners,9060

Getting off the Western financial merry-go-round is Russia's ultimate lethal weapon
https://www.sott.net/article/302031-Getting-off-the-Western-financial-merry-go-round-is-Russias-ultimate-lethal-weapon

China’s Factory to the World Is in a Race to Survive
http://myinforms.com/en-me/a/35555839-chinas-factory-to-the-world-is-in-a-race-to-survive

Like Russia, the Baltic States, and now Greece, the U.S. will see a massive outflow of the population due to worsening social conditions under neoliberal policy
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/07/the-wages-of-neoliberalism-poverty-exile-and-early-death

End FIRE: The role of public infrastructure is to lower the cost of public services and basic inputs to lower the cost of living and lower the cost of doing business to make the economy more competitive
http://michael-hudson.com/2016/04/financial-diversion

Financial Invasion of Greece
http://stanvanhoucke.blogspot.com/2016/06/michael-hudson-on-greece.html

Neoliberal Obama plans to push with the neoliberal Republicans for the fatal Trans-Pacific trade agreement after the fall election
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/06/neoliberalism-lowers-life-expcetancy.html

Crooked Obama Administration Bars Release of Crooked Clinton's TPP Emails Until Post-Election
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/06/06/obama-administration-bars-release-clintons-tpp-emails-until-post-election
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Re: Fix Economics & Prosper & Live Long
« Reply #141 on: June 19, 2016, 07:00:30 am »

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(I don't usually post weekly in this thread, but I found something important I'd like to share here. Paul Craig Roberts published this on Lew Rockwell's libertarian website in 2008. At some time since then he has started liking Michael Hudson's articles on economics. Hudson and Modern Money Theory advocates seem to make the most sense in explaining economics, which is why I've been sharing links to their articles here and sometimes excerpts.)

lewrockwell.com/roberts/roberts257.html

I Resign From the Mont Pelerin Society

by Paul Craig Roberts

I have come to the conclusion that the Mont Pelerin Society is no longer an effective force for freedom, becoming instead another tool in behalf of US hegemony, ringing Russia with US military bases and puppet governments in the name of "supporting democracy." As far as I am aware, the MPS has not addressed the Bush administration's assault on US civil liberties or the disrespect the Bush administration has shown for the US Constitution and international law, particularly the Geneva Conventions. Nor has the society taken exception to US wars of aggression in behalf of undeclared agendas.

I don't see how the society can function in behalf of liberty when its long-time Treasurer is so closely associated with the Republican Party, now thoroughly neoconized. The alacrity with which the Heritage Foundation jumped on the Bush administration's propaganda bandwagon about "the Russian invasion of Georgia" epitomizes the new association of "freedom" with American hegemony.

As Secretary of State Rice put it (according to Matthew Lee, AP News, August 18, 16:17 EST), "'We are not going to allow Russia to draw a new line at those states that are not yet integrated into the trans-Atlantic structures', she said, referring to Georgia and Ukraine, which have not yet joined NATO or the European Union but would like to."

But, of course, the US and its NATO allies are going to draw a line around Russia.

What does the Caucasus have to do with the North Atlantic? Why is NATO, which was created to keep the Soviet Army out of Western Europe, still around almost two decades after the disappearance of the Soviet Union? Why has its membership doubled, and why is it being extended to the Black Sea? Is Mongolia next? The US strategic objective – to ring Russia with bases and puppet states in order to exercise hegemony over Russia – will lead to war, the destruction of liberty and perhaps life on earth. This gratuitously insane neoconservative foreign policy is one that will lead to nuclear war. It stands in total contradiction to the alleged values of the Mont Pelerin Society.

As every great libertarian and the founding members of the MPS acknowledged, war is the greatest enemy of liberty.

The US used force to rip Kosovo out of Serbia and to hand it to Muslim drug runners in exchange for a US military base. The US bombed Serbian civilians and accused the Serbians of war crimes. South Ossetia has been autonomous since the early 1990s from which date Russian and Georgian peacekeepers have been in S. Ossetia. The US puppet president of Georgia attacked S. Ossetian civilians with his American and Israeli trained and equipped army, killing about 2,000 and driving 30,000 into Russia, and the Georgian peacekeepers turned their weapons upon the Russian peacekeepers. The American puppet, installed by the neocon National Endowment for Democracy, committed this war crime in order to ethnically cleanse S. Ossetia of Russians and to end the separatist movement in order to smooth Georgia's entrance into NATO.

The "Russian invasion" was a response to this US-sponsored war crime. No real fact or truthful account can be found in the Heritage presentation or the US media. I do not want to be associated with an organization that is a front for American hegemony and wars based on propaganda, lies, and deceit. If Milton Friedman and F.A. Hayek were still alive, I am certain they would join me in resignation.

August 21, 2008

Paul Craig Roberts [send him mail] a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, has been reporting shocking cases of prosecutorial abuse for two decades. A new edition of his book, The Tyranny of Good Intentions, co-authored with Lawrence Stratton, a documented account of how Americans lost the protection of law, has just been released by Random House.

Copyright © 2008 Creators Syndicate
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Re: Fix Economics & Prosper & Live Long
« Reply #142 on: July 06, 2016, 08:00:28 pm »

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(There are several articles linked below. Don't miss any.)
The Slow Crash. The Shrinking of the Real Economy
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-slow-crash-the-shrinking-of-the-real-economy/5532131
[Here are some highlights, but there's much more good info in the article that you may like to know.]
- Bonnie Faulkner: So if I were to ask you what is wrong with deflation generally, would the answer ten be that it shrinks the economy?
- Michael Hudson: That’s exactly it – lower wages, lower living standards, and more money siphoned off to creditors at the top of the pyramid. When there’s deflation, it means that although most markets are shrinking and people have less to spend, the 1% that hold the 99% in debt are getting all the growth in wealth and income. Deflation means that income is being transferred to the 1%, that is, to the creditors and property owners.
- Actually, high housing prices don’t help the economy. They raise the cost of living. Everybody would be better off if they could buy housing for only, let’s say, a carrying charge of one-quarter of their income. That used to be the case 50 years ago. Buyers had to save up and make a higher down payment, giving them more equity – perhaps 25 or 30 percent. But today, banks are creating enough credit to bid up housing prices again.
- The aim of promoting low down payments is to push prices back up so that fewer houses are going to be in negative equity and fewer people are going to walk away from the mortgages. That will save the banks from taking a loss on their junk mortgage loans.
- Bonnie Faulkner: Why would the United States government be encouraging these risky loans?
- Michael Hudson: Because the government is dominated mainly by the financial, insurance and real estate lobby, the FIRE sector. It’s called regulatory capture. The real estate interests and banks are in a kind of symbiosis. They’re the largest-growing part of the economy. This is the sector that backs the political campaigns of senators, presidents and congressmen, and they use this leverage to make sure that their people dominate the Federal Reserve, Treasury and the federal housing agencies.
- The bankers ... push the loans because they don’t care if they go bad. For one thing, they may package these bad loans and sell them off to gullible institutional investors. If bankers can push the loans and make more profits for the bank, they get paid higher bonuses. They often also get stock options. If the bank goes under, they get to keep all of these salaries and options – and the government will bail out the bank. These guys will take their money and run, which is pretty much what they’re doing now. I think we’re in the take-the-money-and-run stage of the economy. So the banks may go under, but the bankers, who make the policy, clean up.
- I think something like three-quarters of American currency is held abroad, by drug dealers, by tax evaders, Russians and Chinese. Other people think that they want to protect themselves against their own currency going down. When you have 75% of the currency and even more of the high-denomination $100 bills held abroad, you wonder whether these are people we really want to pay. If you get rid of the $100 bills, its foreign holders will be the main losers.
- During the Bush administration and the war in Iraq, whole planeloads of shrink-wrapped $100 bills were used to buy off foreign officials and soldiers that are now ISIS. They bought off the Sunni army, they bought off the corrupt gangs, and essentially ISIS has been fueled by these shrink-wrapped billions of $100 bills that the US used to pay them to fight people who wanted to control their own currency, or groups that want to be independent, such as Syria or Russia. So this basically is an attempt to hurt drug dealers and people who America [i.e. America's 1%] doesn’t like.
- Bonnie Faulkner: It seems as if the United States is willing to sacrifice Germany and the rest of Europe to conduct this war against Russia and China.
- Michael Hudson: When you say the United States, we’re talking about really the neocons and a particular group within the U.S. Government. The neocons are led by the old Bush-Cheney people, including Obama and Hillary Clinton, who is to the right of Cheney. Hillary says that we should go back into Libya, that we should fight even more, and that Putin is Hitler. That means that when she comes to power you can be pretty sure that there’ll be a confrontation. If there is, a number of former generals in America have been warning that the chances of atomic [nuclear] war have never been higher. If Hillary gets in, Russia’s going to go on an immediate nuclear alert and there’s a good chance of war. But Hillary is not the United States, although the United States may end up electing her, in which case, in my mind, there’ll be a disaster.
- Bonnie Faulkner: So then if there is another 2008 crash in the making, you think it will look similar to what happened then?
- Michael Hudson: Yes, that’s how it happens. It’ll be yet more real estate going down, more bankruptcies, and more government giveaways [to the bankers or the 1%].
- Bonnie Faulkner: Would you like to describe your new book, Michael?
- Michael Hudson: It’s basically a set of definitions on junk economics and showing that what people usually receive in the mainstream is what George Orwell would call Doublethink. It’s euphemism. When people are running up more and more debt for housing, they call that “real wealth.” It exposes what’s wrong in mainstream economics and why most of the economics that justifies austerity programs and economic shrinkage in the textbooks is not scientific. Junk economics denies the role of debt and denies the fact that the economic system we have now is dysfunctional.

How the South [southern nations] paid for the Northern crises [in imperialist nations] and for its own subjugation
http://cadtm.org/How-the-South-paid-for-the

Saker interview with Michael Hudson, best economist in the West
http://peromaneste.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-saker-interviews-michael-hudson.html
["The Saker" is a pseudonym for a top level American military analyst who lives in Florida, the author of the leading blog covering the Ukraine crisis, The Vineyard of the Saker, which gets an astounding 50,000 page views per day.  (August - September 2014).  His articles are some of the most popular on Russia Insider. Following are a few of many highlights.]
- That’s the unspoken key to U.S. diplomacy: simply bribe politicians, journalists, publishers and others. As long as the U.S. Treasury can print money without limit, as long as the world’s central banks are willing to absorb these dollarized IOUs by buying U.S. Treasury bonds to finance American military spending to encircle them, America is free of the balance-of-payments and foreign debt constraint that limits other countries’ military spending.
- To counter this, Russia, China and other countries should develop an alternative monetary and payments system to the U.S. dollar, a financial system to replace U.S. banks, and ultimately their own bank clearing through an alternative to SWIFT. If they succeed in this, U.S. neoconservatives will have overplayed their hand – and ironically will have become a force for world peace, by uniting the rest of the world’s economies, trade, financial and even defensive military systems to protect themselves from the U.S. threat. If they succeed, this threat will recede – but the U.S. withdrawal probably will not be a pretty sight, nor will the collapse of its financial system. The rest of the world will have to protect itself from the backwash [of the U.S.] blaming foreigners.
-  China doesn’t need more dollars [or trade with the U.S.]. Indeed, the more dollars it gets, the only thing it can safely do with them is lend them to the U.S. Treasury, funding the military’s “Asia Pivot” to encircle China. (That’s how the U.S. Treasury-bill standard has replaced the gold standard.)
-  When the great classical economists spoke of a “free market,” they meant a market free from rentier classes, free from monopolies and above all free from predatory bank credit.

Brexit Backlash Against EU, Revolt Against Elites
http://www.countercurrents.org/2016/06/26/brexit-backlash-against-eu-revolt-against-elites

Brexit – Chris Hedges predicts another massive bailout of the banks
https://citizenactionmonitor.wordpress.com/2016/06/26/brexit-chris-hedges-predicts-another-massive-bailout-of-the-banks

Globalists and Neocons Prove Incapable of Understanding Reality
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/07/04/globalists-and-neocons-prove-incapable-of-understanding-reality

Narrative of Brexit 'Leave' Voters as Racist and Anti-Immigrant Ignores Real Anti-Austerity Sentiment
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?Itemid=74&id=31&jumival=16654&option=com_content&task=view

The Brexit Silence
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/07/the-brexit-silence.html
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Re: Fix Economics & Prosper & Live Long
« Reply #143 on: July 08, 2016, 02:12:53 pm »

(Cont. from previous post)

EU Bankster Contagion
http://michael-hudson.com/2016/06/eu-bankster-contagion
The Democratic Party, by rescuing Wall Street, will be unmasked as the handmaidens of the financial elite. “I expect Obama to do whatever he is told to do by Wall Street,” Hudson said. “He has turned over management of the economy to his campaign contributors from Goldman Sachs and Chase Manhattan. He does not have views of his own, other than self-promotion. He wants his presidential library. He wants to have a big foundation like the Clintons. Most of the population will oppose a bailout, of course, and he will cry all the way to the bank.”
- Britain’s withdrawal from the Eurozone will damage not only the international banking system, but hamper Washington’s aggressive policies towards Russia and the Ukraine.
- “I can see Trump winning the election if he opposes the coming bailout of Wall Street,” Hudson said. “By the time Obama leaves office the economy will probably be wrecked. I see us undergoing a slow crash."

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Re: Fix Economics & Prosper & Live Long
« Reply #144 on: July 30, 2016, 08:14:26 am »

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Socrates said it's not right to repay a debt to a madman
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/07/socrates-debt-and-the-cyclical-rise-and-fall-of-societies.html

Is the Real Scandal the Clinton Foundation?
Michael Hudson says the media has failed to look beyond the emails and into potential conflicts of interest during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State.
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=16700

Bern Out: Beyond Cowardly Lion Leftism
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/07/19/bern-out-beyond-cowardly-lion-leftism

US-NATO Border Confrontation with Russia Risks Nuclear War and Loss of European Partner
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/07/us-nato-pressures-eu-support.html

Obama pushes the world closer to nuclear war
http://prorevnews.blogspot.com/2016/07/obama-pushes-world-closer-to-nuclear-war.html

As the Election Turns: Trump the Anti-Neocon, Hillary the New Darling of the Neocons
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/07/25/as-the-election-turns-trump-the-anti-neocon-hillary-the-new-darling-of-the-neocons

Obama Said Hillary Will Continue His [Rotten] Legacy – and Indeed She W[ould]!
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/07/michael-hudson-obama-said-hillary-will-continue-his-legacy-and-indeed-she-will.html
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Re: Fix Economics & Prosper & Live Long
« Reply #145 on: August 09, 2016, 02:17:21 pm »

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(See previous post for other recent economics news.)

How Organic Agriculture Boosts Local Economies
2016-06-20, Alternet
http://www.alternet.org/food/organic-agriculture-boosts-local-economies

The recently completed White Paper, U.S. Organic Hotspots and their Benefit to Local Economies ... finds organic hotspots - counties with high levels of organic agricultural activity whose neighboring counties also have high organic activity - boost median household incomes by an average of $2,000 and reduce poverty levels by an average of 1.3 percentage points. It identifies 225 counties across the United States as organic hotspots, then looks at how these organic hotspots impact two key county-level economic indicators: the county poverty rate and median household income. Organic activity was found to have a greater beneficial economic effect than that of general agriculture activity, such as chemically-intensive, conventional agriculture, and even more of a positive impact than some major anti-poverty programs at the county level. Interest in organic at the production level has grown as the demand for organic has risen. Organic food is not only better for the economy, but for human health and the environment. A comprehensive review of 97 published studies comparing the nutritional quality of organic and conventional foods show that organic plant-based foods contain higher levels of nutrients. Organic foods have [also] been shown to reduce dietary pesticide exposure.

Organic Counties per State
ME 12/16, NH 2/10, VT 13/14, MA 7/14, NY 30/62, PA 24/67, NJ 4/21, MD 3/23, OH 7/88, MI 3/83, IN 2/92, IL 2/102, WI 17/72, IA 6/99, MN 11/87, FL 1/67, CO 3/64, AZ 1/15, CA 43/58, OR 17/36, WA 17/39
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Re: Fix Economics & Prosper & Live Long
« Reply #146 on: August 17, 2016, 02:23:15 pm »

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How Dangerous Is NATO's Economic Purpose?
http://www.therussophile.org/how-dangerous-is-natos-economic-purpose.html

Trump's Policy Is Driving Neocons Up the Wall
http://www.therussophile.org/trumps-policy-is-driving-neocons-up-the-wall-michael-hudson.html

Will Elizabeth Warren Stymie Clinton’s Pro-Big Finance Campaign Promises?
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/08/will-warren-stymie-clintons-pro-big-finance-promises.html

What Can We Do to End the Isolation of Whistleblowers?
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/08/what-can-we-do-to-end-the-isolation-of-whistleblowers.html

Milwaukee Riots Round-up of “Systemic Causes”
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/08/milwaukee-riots-round-up-of-systemic-causes.html

Did Germany Just Blink? giving Spain and Portugal a break on austerity
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/07/did-germany-just-blink.html#comment-2646448

Oligarchy, predators & parasites: what the New Feudalists would be doing now, if they had sense
http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2016/08/oligarchy-predators-parasites-what-new.html

Ownership, Trade and Equilibrium: Locke, Graunt and Gracian
http://econospeak.blogspot.com/2016/02/ownershiptrade-and-equilibrium-locke.html

Post-Convention: We Need an Ineffective President
http://www.darkpolitricks.com/2016/08/post-convention-candidates

1. Is Russia really going to throw Neoliberalism overboard?
2. Will Russia Reject Neoliberalism?
http://real-economics.blogspot.com/2016/08/is-russia-really-going-to-throw.html
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Re: Fix Economics & Prosper & Live Long
« Reply #147 on: September 07, 2016, 11:44:46 pm »

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Finance is Not the Economy
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/08/finance-is-not-the-economy.html
This is a long, detailed lesson in current economics and you may want to go to the concluding remarks at the end.

2008 All Over Again [a futile call for idiot leftists to stop supporting the 1%]
https://jagadees.wordpress.com/2016/08/21/2008-all-over-again
Excerpt: “If there is anyone who is responsible for the Brexit, it is Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama,” he said. “They destroyed Libya. They turned over Libyan weapons to [Islamic State], al-Qaida and [Nusra Front]. It was their war in Syria, where many of these weapons ended up, which created the massive exodus of refugees into Europe. This exodus exacerbated nationalism and anti-immigrant sentiment. Clinton and Obama are also responsible for a huge exodus of Ukrainians. This is all a response to American war policy in the Middle East and the Ukraine. In central Europe, with the expansion of NATO, Washington is meanwhile demanding that governments spend billions on weapons rather than on recovering the economy.”
... Britain’s withdrawal from the eurozone will damage not only the international banking system, but hamper Washington’s aggressive policies toward Russia and the Ukraine.

Provoking Nuclear War by Media (Milosevic was the victim of war propaganda)
https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/provoking-nuclear-war-by-media-by-john-pilger

Obama’s Newest Giveaway $50 Billion "Infrastructure" Gift to the Banks
http://www.globalresearch.ca/now-comes-a-topper-obama-s-newest-giveaway-to-the-banks/21036
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Re: Fix Economics & Prosper & Live Long
« Reply #148 on: September 22, 2016, 12:25:22 am »

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The beginning of the end of Austerity? Let’s hope so
http://www.pattayamail.com/moneymatters/beginning-end-austerity-lets-hope-147795

End This Depression By Ending Banker Occupation
https://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2016/08/29/end-this-depression-by-ending-banker-occupation
horse237 says: September 8, 2016 at 11:13 pm
One of my favorite economists is Dr Michael Hudson. He said that we have to go beyond Left and Right to found an anti-Banker party. Dr Steve Keen is another great economist. He believes we need Debt Cancellation. I have a better plan. I say we arrest the Bankers and seize the assets they stole from us. We ought to give every adult citizen $25,000 to either pay off debts or to credit against retirement.

Celebrating the One Percent: Is Inequality Really Good for the Economy?
https://vultureofcritique.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/michael-hudson-writes-that-elections-are-bought-in-much-the-way-that-consulships-were-back-in-the-closing-days-of-the-roman-republic

http://permanentred.blogspot.com/2016/09/celebrating-one-percent-is-inequality.html

The age of rentier capitalism
http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/9/the-age-of-rentiercapitalism.html

How the Rentier Class Cannibalizes the Economy
http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/how_the_rentier_class_cannibalizes_the_economy_20130111
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« Reply #149 on: October 06, 2016, 08:58:51 pm »

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Work in a New Automation Era
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/83919.html

Obama’s First Economic Chief Says One-Third Of Men Will Be Jobless
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/09/29/obamas-first-economic-chief-predicts-high-unemployment-ahead

Time to “Be Alarmed” about Emerging Market Debt, UN
http://ghovexx.blogspot.com/2016/09/don-quijones-time-to-be-alarmed-about.html

The Democratic Party's Plot to Privatize Social Security
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/09/30/the-democratic-plot-to-privatize-social-security

Can Russia Learn From Brazil’s Fate?
http://www.ocnus.net/artman2/publish/Analyses_12/Can-Russia-Learn-From-Brazils-Fate.shtml

WE'RE NO LONGER CITIZENS WE'RE CUSTOMERS: 11 suggestions which can both end a Depression and take down Bankers controlling governments
http://kollinos.blogspot.com/2016/10/crash-predictor-pettifor-we-re-no.html

Review of James Galbraith, Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice (2016)
http://michael-hudson.com/2016/10/review-of-james-galbraith-welcome-to-the-poisoned-chalice-2016
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