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A Universal Basic Income Is Essential and Will Work

A Universal Basic Income Is Essential and Will Work

. . by Ellen Brown A central bank-financed UBI can fill the debt gap, providing a vital safety net while preventing cyclical recessions. According to an April 6 article on CNBC.com, Spain is slated to become the first country in Europe to introduce a universal basic income (UBI) on a long-term basis. Spain’s Minister for Economic […]

Trump’s War on the Fed

Trump’s War on the Fed

    By Ellen Brown October was a brutal month for the stock market. After the Federal Reserve’s eighth interest rate hike, on Sept. 26, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 2,000 points, and the NASDAQ had its worst month in nearly 10 years. After the Dow lost more than 800 points on Oct. 10 and the S&P […]

Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All at Risk

Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All at Risk

. . .. . By Ellen Brown . Excluding institutions such as Blackrock and Vanguard, which are composed of multiple investors, the largest single players in global equity markets are now thought to be central banks themselves. An estimated 30 to 40 central banks are invested in the stock market, either directly or through their investment vehicles (sovereign […]

2015: The Last Christmas in America

2015: The Last Christmas in America

Two authors are predicting hard times for America and the world. Most past predictions have not been borne out, but a few were right about 2008 By Charles Hugh Smith, November 30, 2015 The game of enabling more debt by lowering interest rates and loosening lending standards is coming to an end. If we define Christmas as […]