Taking notes 54: Who owns the Federal Reserve Bank and why is it shrouded in myths and mysteries?

by Ismael Hossein-zadeh
The Federal Reserve Bank is shrouded in a number of myths and mysteries. These include its name, its ownership, and its presumed commitment to market stability, economic growth and public interest. Continue reading Taking notes 54: Who owns the Federal Reserve Bank and why is it shrouded in myths and mysteries?

Redesigning money for well-being and happiness

by Mark Anielski β€œOne must make a new system that makes the old system obsolete.” — Buckminster Fuller The greatest threat to the pursuit of genuine happiness and well-being is our current debt-money system. In the face of an international debt-crisis, it is remarkable that there is no serious discussion about the nature of money, or about how, and who creates our money. While meaningful conversations about alternative measures of progress (e.g. Gross National Happiness, Genuine Progress Indicators) are now under way, these efforts will ultimately fail without understanding that the current debt-based money system must be fundamentally restructured. The … Continue reading Redesigning money for well-being and happiness