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From Lockdown to Police State: The “Great Reset” Rolls Out

From Lockdown to Police State: The “Great Reset” Rolls Out

    by Ellen Brown Mayhem in Melbourne On August 2, lockdown measures were implemented in Melbourne, Australia, that were so draconian that Australian news commentator Alan Jones said on Sky News: “People are entitled to think there is an ‘agenda to destroy western society.’” The gist of an August 13th article on the Melbourne lockdown is […]

VIDEO | Webinar, Center for Global Justice, “Why Banking Needs to Be Run as a Public Utility”

VIDEO | Webinar, Center for Global Justice, “Why Banking Needs to Be Run as a Public Utility”

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Meet BlackRock, the New Great Vampire Squid

Meet BlackRock, the New Great Vampire Squid

    by Ellen Brown BlackRock is a global financial giant with customers in 100 countries and its tentacles in major asset classes all over the world; and it now manages the spigots to trillions of bailout dollars from the Federal Reserve. The fate of a large portion of the country’s corporations has been put […]

When Profits and Politics Drive Science: Rushing a Vaccine to Market for a Vanishing Virus

When Profits and Politics Drive Science: Rushing a Vaccine to Market for a Vanishing Virus

    By Ellen Brown More than 100 companies are competing to be first in the race to get a COVID-19 vaccine to market. It’s a race against time, not because the death rate is climbing but because it is falling – to the point where there will soon be too few subjects to prove […]

Another Bank Bailout Under Cover of a Virus

Another Bank Bailout Under Cover of a Virus

    by Ellen Brown Insolvent Wall Street banks have been quietly bailed out again. Banks made risk-free by the government should be public utilities.   When the Dodd Frank Act was passed in 2010, President Obama triumphantly declared, “No more bailouts!” But what the Act actually said was that the next time the banks […]

Crushing the States, Saving the Banks: The Fed’s Generous New Rules

Crushing the States, Saving the Banks: The Fed’s Generous New Rules

    by Ellen Brown Congress seems to be at war with the states. Only $150 billion of its nearly $3 trillion coronavirus relief package – a mere 5% – has been allocated to the 50 states; and they are not allowed to use it where they need it most, to plug the holes in […]

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 […]

Socialism at Its Finest after Fed’s Bazooka Fails

Socialism at Its Finest after Fed’s Bazooka Fails

    by Ellen Brown In what is being called the worst financial crisis since 1929, the US stock market has lost a third of its value in the space of a month, wiping out all of its gains of the last three years. When the Federal Reserve tried to ride to the rescue, it only succeeded in […]

The Fed’s Baffling Response to the Coronavirus Explained

The Fed’s Baffling Response to the Coronavirus Explained

  By Ellen Brown When the World Health Organization announced on Feb. 24 that it was time to prepare for a global pandemic, the stock market plummeted. Over the following week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by more than 3,500 points, or 10%. In an attempt to contain the damage, the Federal Reserve on March 3 […]

Mexico Is Showing the World How to Defeat Neoliberalism

Mexico Is Showing the World How to Defeat Neoliberalism

    by Ellen Brown While U.S. advocates and local politicians struggle to get their first public banks chartered, Mexico’s new president has begun construction on 2,700 branches of a government-owned bank to be completed in 2021, when it will be the largest bank in the country. At a press conference on Jan. 6, he said the neoliberal […]

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