Category: Op Ed

Swimming with the Sharks: Goldman Sachs, School Districts, and Capital Appreciation Bonds

February 21st, 2015
in Op Ed

by Ellen Brown, Web of Debt The fliers touted new ballfields, science labs and modern classrooms. They didn't mention the crushing debt or the investment bank that stood to make millions. - Melody Peterson, Orange County Register, February 15, 2… more »

We Have a Deficit of Logic

February 20th, 2015
in Op Ed

In a recent article, Steve Hansen wrote about our economic woes: "If tax relief were the answer, the economy should have ignited under Bush's tax relief in 2001 and 2003." The idea of "the answer" takes us in the wrong direction. We need answers,… more »

Japan Struggles into Asian Century

February 19th, 2015
in Op Ed

Japan, long time Asia's leading nation, is struggling to reposition itself for the Asian Century, argues John West. Much of the world is facing major adjustments as we transition from the American- and Western-dominated 20th century towards the Asian Century. But few countries more »

Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks: Unfair Competition or a Better Mousetrap?

February 19th, 2015
in Op Ed

Public banks in North Dakota, Germany and Switzerland have been shown to outperform their private counterparts. Under the TPP and TTIP, however, publicly-owned banks on both sides of the oceans might wind up getting sued for unfair competition because they have advantages not more »

Stark vs Horn: Exchange of Ideas on Money in Germany

February 18th, 2015
in Op Ed

Yesterday, both Jürgen Stark of Deutsche Bundesbank and Gustav Horn, who is connected to the unions, voiced their opinion on the euro zone crisis - Stark in the FT (paywall), Horn in Die Zeit (in German). more »

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