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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

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

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