Yanis Varoufakis in Seattle, June 2018
Democracy as a fragile flower 0:00-15:03
Understanding the Economy 15:05-27:28
Evolution of Capitalism 27:30 - 32:14
Question and Answer
1. Economic Surplus/Austerity 32:22 - 40:52
2. Globalization 41:00 - 47:00
3. Deflation/Fascism 47:02 - 54:00
4. Self Interest 54:01 - 1:00:37
5. Internationalism 1:00:42 - 1:06:15
Robert Kuttner, editor of American Prospect talks about his book "Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism."
He provides an overview of economic history from World War II to Blair, Clinton and Schroeder, the three responsible for unleashing the financial economy. The rest is history.
The Public Bank Solution
Creating Capital from Our Public Money
Risk Free Banking backed by the Full Faith and Credit of the Municipality.
Roosevelt Refinance Corporation financing of public work projects and the war by printing money.
Public Banking Solution
Ellen Brown in Colorado
Naomi Klein has been a leading critic of the handling of the economy and politics during the Bush era. Currently, she has focused on climate change and started, "The Leap", an organization to support the effort to remove ourselves from the carbon economy.
Naomi Klein , July 2017
Thomas Frank talks about his new book "Listen Liberal". How the Democratic Party has joined the elite and is no longer willing to represent or work for the plight of the blue collar worker, unions or what used to be the middle class. They see this time as the post industrial era, if you're not of the creative/innovative class you have no place in this economy.
Thomas Frank, March 2018