It´s Our Money with Ellen Brown “It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown” provides a unique view behind the curtain of global finance and the monetary system by one of the top experts in the field.

September 13, 2018  

From the largest public bank in North America (it’s not in North Dakota!) to the growing concern that the world’s central banks are poised to control global markets, to the long-range macro-agenda of core global financialists, this week’s program dives into banking’s various vestures and vicissitudes!  The Alberta Treasury Branch in Edmonton, Alberta has been operating a full-service public bank for 80 years now, it’s many times larger than the Bank of North Dakota; economist Mark Anielski describes its beginnings and the promising power of its future. Ellen discusses a recently revealed concern that world’s central banks are taking major positions within stock markets, threatening both market balance and economic dominance, while commentator Bob Bows continues his series looking behind the curtain of global control by the monetary powers.    

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August 23, 2018  

For Wonks and Quants

We like putting monetary realities in perspective and sometimes we might drone on a bit about the inner workings of money and our banking system. It’s fascinating! This week we continue our extended conversation with one of America’s brightest monetary intellectuals, Dr. Robert Hockett, who talks with Ellen about our monetary system and how things might reasonably change and upend our debt-based money system. Also, reporting from behind the curtain of monetary control, Bob Bows continues his exposition of how the lords of global finance keep us at each other’s throats -- while they cash in

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August 9, 2018  

Looking Under the Hood, We Find……

Smoke and mirrors? The world of finance is built on mutual agreements quantified by digitized records representing the full faith and credit of someone, whether an individual or a country. Not gold, not silver, not paper. Ellen’s guest, Dr. Robert Hockett, says its time to create a 21st century banking architecture capable of retiring the middlemen of private banks and turning the Fed into a public utility capable of freeing us from compounding usurious debt; it can even free us from the myth of monetary scarcity. And guest commentator Bob Bows provides historical context by exposing the story of money and usury in the first installment summarizing his “7 Steps to Global Economic and Spiritual Transformation.” 

 

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July 26, 2018  

They don’t?  Banks don’t lend money?  “Since when?” you might ask, only to find out they never did – at least according to this week’s featured guest, Southampton University’s noted professor Dr. Richard Werner. Common misperceptions about how banking works distort our reality about banking functions and capabilities by seasoned semantic miscues that make us think we’re borrowing the bank’s money when they never had it to begin with, and that we’re just letting them hold our money when we make a “deposit” when, in fact and law, we’re giving it to them. This week’s edition will let you look at banking and its current realities in new light, and we even take you back a couple hundred years to see how banking’s deceptive role-playing shaped our nation’s history. 

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July 6, 2018  

When we look back at the history of banking in America, we can see the formative patterns that have shaped that industry over the past couple hundred years. Ellen’s guest, Jim Hogue, in a reprise of their earlier conversation, discusses who and what players were on the stage at the outset of our country, and how their ghosts continue to haunt the banking industry. Looking forward, Ellen discusses our infrastructure finance challenges and a simple way for CA, and the US, to save trillions of dollars over the coming years.  And, what will the consumer culture of the future look like? Can we maintain our consumption-based economic system?  Author and Dr. Maurie Cohen discusses his book The Future of Consumer Society – Prospects for Sustainability in the New Economy.

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June 26, 2018  

Among emerging monetary ideas that could change our economic future is a new blockbuster notion: give each of us our very own account at the Fed, just like the Big Banks! It’s a well-developed, transformative idea being supported by high-level Treasury veterans as well as our own Ellen Brown, who discusses it’s great potential on this edition. Like other systemic changes needed to create a more fair economy, the “big idea” must first be envisioned, then adopted, for transformative changes to be realized. That is how it happened in Scandinavia about a hundred years ago, which threw out its controlling 1% and turned squalor into globally-renowned abundance.  We talk with author & professor George Lakey about those “Viking Economics.”  And commentator Bob Bows gives you the 8-minute chapter-and-verse description of why our current monetary matrix is beyond redemption.

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June 6, 2018  

The lock-down on control of our money by private banks is facing increased challenge in a variety of forms, from technology that creates new methods of exchange, to the public uprising for creation of new public banks. Today we speak with an exciting group of young activists in CA that have already accomplished some remarkable achievements, including a unanimous vote by the Los Angeles city council to foster a public bank and divest from Well Fargo, based on ethical demands. The student loan crisis is also receiving an ethical challenge from Andrew Yang, who has started his campaign for the 2020 presidential race calling for a universal basic income.  And Ellen discusses how the massive hedge funds Black Rock and Black Stone control trillions of public dollars investment that exert overbearing pressure on how our money gets invested to create private profits rather than public benefits. 

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May 16, 2018  

Public acceptance of unacceptable conditions produced by a privately-controlled money world has institutionalized struggle and sacrifice through unnecessary monetary scarcity. The growing worldwide call for public banks is helping create a new expectation – that money is a common utility that all people have a right to and that retaining public control of it for public purposes is simple common sense. On this program the benefits of a proposed public bank in New Jersey are illustrated in a new academic report from Distinguished Professor of Economics, Dr. Deb Figart, who speaks with Walt McRee about her recently completed study findings, while Ellen discusses the impact of neoliberal economics on the hardships being inflicted on students in higher education. And Bob Bows offers another look behind the curtain of monetary control driving today’s global conflicts.

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April 18, 2018  

This is the tongue-in-cheek, double entendre title of a new book by Rickey Gard Diamond, writing about how women have been systematically denied equal treatment in the economy.  She and Ellen discuss EconoMan, the avatar for the economic powers-that-be who are a small group of privileged males  which “just expect” to be in control and expect women to work for less, or even better, for free. But while the book title refers to economic inequity for women, it also covers the economic injustices that most of world’s citizens experience as a result of the private issuance of currency, which is the primary function of banks. Commentator Bob Bows discusses how this situation has firmly established the 1/100,000th of 1% of the world’s population into perpetual and seemingly indomitable power.

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March 28, 2018  

Going Postal – and Going Local

About 25% of Americans don’t have access to basic banking services such as check cashing and money transfers, often forcing them to rely on expensive charges from street corner profiteers who fill the void. While local banks aren’t always available, post offices are, and they could fill this banking void if only the Congress would allow it. We talk with Katherine Isaac of the American Postal Workers Union about a national campaign to bring back postal banking. Later, Ellen talks with the founder of Cooperation Humboldt, David Cobb, about an effort to model a new type of local economy that leaves no one out. And Walt talks with Rhode Island’s former Secretary of State Matt Brown -- the latest candidate to run for a governorship on a public banking platform.

 

 

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