What’s the Best Way for Us to Use Government and Make Policy?

Explore the nature and role of government and politics in our lives. What will work best for ALL of us?

Posted on December 22, 2013 by Ellen Brown December 23rd, 2013, marks the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve, warranting a review of its performance.  Has it achieved the purposes for which it was designed? The answer depends on whose purposes we are talking about.  For the banks, the Fed has served quite well.  For […]

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To justify war and defense spending (to make money), do we create enemies? Can we let money control our lives, let alone our elections? Should we insist on public funding of elections? Like religion, should we insist on separation of corporation and state? From the Republican (and sometimes, Democratic) Playbook: 1.) “Tell people what they want to hear […]


By Fred Branfman, July 18, 2013 – Published on Alternet (http://www.alternet.org) I learned how the power of the executive branch has corrupted mass media. I learned firsthand about the realities of executive branch power 40 years ago, when I discovered that a handful of U.S. executive leaders from both political parties, liberals and conservatives, had […]

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What do You Think?

June 20, 2012

Can we let money control our lives? When a system rewards the rich and punishes the poor, can we call it LEGAL?…

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Seth on Society and Government

July 13, 2011

At the beginning of the evening, two of the couples in the class announced their forthcoming marriages. Class then got into a discussion of marriage and its place, or lack of place, in today’s society. Seth entered the conversation: You form your society. Your society is not some thing, regardless of  what you have been […]

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Playing with Words

April 2, 2011

The American middle class has become an endangered species, squeezed by the lowly criminal at the bottom and the highly criminal at the top. — Swami Beyondabanana Enlightened self-interest, that’s OK. It’s the endarkened self-interest that causes problems. — Swami Beyondabanana Instead of protecting the common wealth, our government is protecting the uncommon wealth (“uncommonly […]

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Of Money, Governments, Corporations and Men

November 1, 2009

The Heart of India Is Under Attack (The Heart of India is Under Attack is an article written by Arundhati Roy. I use the title: Of Money, Governments, Corporations  and Men, to introduce her article because what she describes in her story is nearly universal. It is the story of how government and media in […]

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Healthcare – What Will Work Best for You?

September 19, 2009

Let’s call you Anyone. You work most of your life to support yourself and raise a family (in many cases) and to make society work in general because you know it provides a valuable support structure for you and everyone else. From your own experience in life you know something can go wrong at any […]

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Population Issues

August 17, 2009

Can the earth support an ever-increasing number of human beings? Should mankind take responsibility for its relationship with the earth, or should the future of mankind be left up to the god or fate? What will work best for ALL of us? Anup Shah’s website: http://www.globalissues.org/, provides a wealth of information and data on “Social, Political, Economic […]

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Proponents Say Single-Payer Health Coverage is Optimal Rx

June 27, 2009

Published on Thursday, June 25, 2009 by The Record ( San Joaquin, Calif.) San Joaquin, Calif., group wants guaranteed care by Joe Goldeen STOCKTON – They don’t consider it socialized medicine. They call it civilized medicine. Paula LeVeck, right, and Roger Speed of the Single Payer San Joaquin group discuss issues at the Peace and […]

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