Wrangle Control from Credit Card Companies and Banks

In The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, I write that today we have a failed global economy, a Death Economy that is based on debt, fear and the destruction of resources. In this blog I address the first of those: debt. I want to focus not on the type of debts I persuaded the leaders of countries to accept when I was an Economic Hit Man (EHM), but rather on the debt that all too many of us

Keep the Momentum Going to Bring About a Life Economy

Just a couple months into 2016… What an exciting year already! I started off the new year with a journey to Guatemala, where the group I led participated in sacred ceremonies with Mayan teachers and shamans in the highlands outside Antigua, the lowlands around Lake Peten Itza, amazing Tikal, and several other ancient sites. Then I traveled on to Costa Rica, where I taught at the Omega

Pope Francis Highlights What Indigenous People Can Teach Us

I was in Mexico last month, speaking at the San Miguel de Allende Writers’ Conference when Pope Francis arrived in the country. I heard and felt the excitement surrounding the Pope’s visit and his message—especially the one about indigenous people. Although he made headlines when, questioned about Donald Trump’s candidacy, he suggested that Christians should build bridges, not

Does the Next President Matter?

Presidential election

As I travel around the country discussing my new book The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man  and meeting with people from all walks of life, I hear a great deal of discouragement over the U.S. presidential election. So I try to encourage people to look at the positive side and see what we can affect. Here are a couple of key points: 1) The extreme divergence between the left and the right

Vote and Then Act in Favor of Democracy

We are in the thick of presidential primary season in the U.S. By all means, educate yourself and vote for candidates who support tax and economic reforms that target predatory practices by corporations. Don’t vote and stop there though. Know that we the people must make the change. “They” won’t fix the system, so we must do it. Once elected, federal officials often don’t

The New Confessions of an Economic Hitman is out!

Nearly twelve years after my book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man was first published, The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man launched this month. Readers of the 2004 book sent thousands of emails asking how its publication impacted my life, what I was doing to redeem myself and change the Economic Hit Man (EHM) system, and what actions each of us could take to turn things around. This new