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

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