U.S. Consumers Rein in Big Ag and Send A Strong Message about People Power

U.S. consumers celebrated a couple of victories over multinational food industry economic hit men (EHMs) last month: Under pressure from various consumer groups, the U.S. Senate rejected HR Bill 1599 that would have made labeling genetically modified organisms (GMOs) voluntary. Referred to as the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act by opponents, the bill would have favored corporations

Treat Every Day Like Earth Day

Spring is a time of renewal, highlighted by Earth Day this Friday. What if we didn’t reserve just one day for our planet and treated every day like Earth Day? The earth is offering us a strong message. The ice caps and glaciers are melting. The oceans are rising. Species are going extinct. This planet, our home, is demanding that we see her as a Living Earth. She is a biological member of a

Confessions of a Panama Papers Hit Man

As an Economic Hit Man (EHM) in the 1970s I spent a great deal of time in Panama. I hate to admit it, but I helped forge the system that has now been exposed in the Panama Papers. It is a system of legalized crimes. How else can we describe it? This EHM system has created a global economy where 62 individuals have as much wealth as half the world’s population, big corporations enjoy the

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