The primary challenge to global citizens in this day of transnational corporate control of politics and banking is how to slow the inexorable steamrolling of public interest by profit-fixated privateers who control most of the world’s assets. Ellen talks with noted author and non-profit director Les Leopold about the lay of the economic horizon and the need for a populist uprising -- soon. Co-host Walt McRee follows that theme in speaking with attorney Kevin Zeese about the critical TPP fight that lies ahead in early 2015 -- one that could make or break public protections around the world.
The recent drop in oil prices may make you feel good at the gas pump, but your dollars at the bank may soon slide right out of your hands to help pay off Global Bankster bets. Current conditions, circumstances and collusions suggest possible collapse in the not too distant future. Ellen speaks with author Michael Snyder, who blogs at “The Coming Economic Collapse,” about what the chances are, what the outcomes may be, and what you should consider in the days ahead. On the Public Banking Report, co-host Walt McRee talks with Seattle City Councilman Nick Licata about that city’s recently completed forum on creating a pubic bank for that great city.
Forget about fooling Mother Nature, just ignoring her puts you at certain peril even when you’re talking about an economy. So says this week’s guest Jamie Brown Hansen, Ellen’s daughter, an international researcher who studies bio-mimicry to understand how economic sustainability can be derived and adapted from ancient systems of nature: if systems don’t conform to those laws, they ultimately die. Capitalism’s demand for constant growth comes to mind. Later, on the Public Banking Report, new courses are being launched by the Public Banking Institute to teach people about the tenets and systems emerging within the New Economy – ones that are harmonious with Mother Nature’s rules!