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

Sports Distract from Bigger Issues

Over 100 million Americans tuned into this year’s Super Bowl. TV ads during the game cost over $4 million for 30 seconds. I love sports. I love playing sports, and the health benefits that come with exercise. But let’s not let sports be a diversion from the important issues facing the world, such as what bankers are getting away with each and every day. While Americans watched the

Students Rally to Create New Story

This past November, students rallied on college campuses around the U.S. in the Million Student March to advocate for a minimum wage hike, free tuition and the cancellation of all student debt. We can all be encouraged by this revolution and hope more people will take up the cause. The total U.S outstanding student loan debt is now at $1.2 trillion compared to $600 billion in 2006 (which

Making A Better World in the New Year

It is only a few weeks into 2016 and I’m excited by the commitments I’ve seen around the world in the movements to turn a death economy, based on wars and ravaging the earth’s resources, into a life economy that supports socially just political systems and environmentally sustainable and regenerative economic systems. The idea that our economy can continue destroying the very resources

Take Action in the New Year

As 2015 rolled to an end, you may have been inundated by requests for donations from charitable organizations. You may be making plans now about whom you’ll donate to in the new year or would if you could afford to contribute money at all. It is important to understand that “donating” doesn’t necessarily mean digging into your bank account. You may instead seek to contribute by

Taxes, Politics, Corporations & You

Here we are gearing up for another election year with chatter about taxes bubbling up as usual. From the ideas of flat taxes to reducing taxes to stimulate growth and beyond, you’re sure to hear even more about who should be taxed and who shouldn’t. It’s true that most middle income and poor families in the U.S. are being heavily and unfairly taxed. Your taxes should be reduced