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Money creation in the modern economy
By Michael McLeay, Amar Radia and Ryland Thomas
A Bank of England report clarifies the issue of money creation, and surprisingly contradicts concepts from Paul Krugman, Milton Friedman and modern text books.
Corporate Tax Cuts Have Done More Harm Than Good
by RICHARD LONG
A slight increase in the corporate share of federal revenues would restore cuts to education and public services and add an additional 3.2 million jobs.
The Sepoy Mutiny and the Middle East Peace Process
Explaining the unusual growth of Israel and predicting its future solicits comparisons between the Zionist adventure and previous historical episodes.
A National Summit that Should Arouse a National Government to Act
Public discussion on the Palestinian/Israeli crisis, which has diminished in recent years, received a powerful impetus with The National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel Special Relationship, March 7 at the National Press Club, Washington, DC.
Who is in Charge of the Madhouse? Escape of the Cold War Warriors
If comments by U.S. government officials and media actors represent thoughts that guide U.S. policy toward Ukraine, then its time to ask: "Who is in charge of this madhouse?"
Kiev - Last Stop on the Road to Russia
The Ukraine crisis clearly displays its relations and, by doing that, sheds new light on the origins of the Cold War and post-Cold War arrangements.
Stalled talks with Iran might pose another question: Should Israel be forced to relinquish its nuclear arsenal if that assures nuclear weapons are not proliferated in the Middle East?
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Since the end of World War II, United States' foreign policy can be identified by one word: Counterproductive: producing the very result the action was meant to prevent. The failed military action in Vietnam best represent this ongoing policy.
Often starting with false assumptions and spurious facts, policies produced catastrophes and remained unresolved.The incessant wars for "freedom" turned into killing fields. Wars produced wars and counter-terrorism produced more terrorism.
While trying to structure its own world order, the U.S. remains unaware that it is enabling a new world structure, steered by China and other Asian nations This emerging world structure favors Statism, a mix of government controlled and free enterprise policies; a socio-economic system the U.S. rejects and is indirectly nourishing.
Policies, wars, conflicts, and nations who challenge US exceptionalism are rexamined and discussed. The past remains relevant and serves to predict the future. With it all, a lingering question: Will US foreign policies ever become positive?
The Foreign Policies
Failures of U.S. Foreign Policy - 1946 to 2014 (long article)
United States foreign policy after World War II often failed to accomplish its objectives and behaved counterproductive.
New Statism-Rise of Corporate States
Prophetic- A new statism controls several nations and has potential to control the destiny of the world.
Politics of Dismemberment
Making others less, makes you more.
U.S., Israel and Iran-trinity of destruction.
Assassins are an alternative army
Making the World Safe for Terrorism
Confusing objectives of a War on Terrorism with global objectives complicates the War.
The Politics of Starvation
Economic warfare - a policy that can silently crush an adversary without firing a shot.
The Arab World in Conflict
The Non-Clash of Civilizations
Huntington's article has been used as an excuse to subjugate the Arab world.
Reconciliation of Sunni and Sh'ia
Peace in the Middle East depends upon reconciliation between Sunni and Sh'ia.
Refusing to Understand Iran
Debates do not provide a clear definition of Iran's position in the international battlefields.
The Spotlight on Iran Darkens the World
Maintaining Iran in a line of fire contributes to the widening of the Sunni/Sh'ia divide.
I Ran from Iraq and I Rack up Iran
Policies encourage terrorism.
U.S. Policies Motivates Iran to Go Nuclear
When the US sent the Enola Gay to drop "Little Boy," it neglected to plan for a major concern; how to prevent nuclear proliferation.
A Tale of Two Stimuli
China Rises and Rises
Crushing Vladimir Putin
Media appraisal reflects State Dept. attitude.
An intrepid researcher documents a portrayal of the Soviet labor camp system.
In 2011, independent Turkey set a new tone for a troubled world. On-site interpretation
Morsi and Erdogan Coalesce Power
The two leaders are cut from the same cloth and produce similar garments.
The Foreign Wars
Comprehending North Korea
Bring in the Clowns
Comprehending North Korea's behavior will start softening North Korea's aggressive posture.
Origins of Korean War from Soviet archives
An Interpretation from the Soviet Archives
The Tale of Two Koreas
Films explain Korean war
Soviet/Afghan War from Soviet archives
Revelations from the Soviet Archives
If Pakistan were Homo sapiens, it would have gone bonkers a long time ago.
NATO Conquers Libya
Those who regard NATO's attack as preventing a massacre are as naive as those who believed that Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
Misshaping the Middle East
The Libyan example
Earlier articles on Muammar Gadhafii
The Failure of Muammar Al Gathafi
The U.S. Bombing of Libya
Part I = Historical From Soviet archives
Part II - A personal Narrative
From 2001 to 2011
The Destruction of Iraq
Attempting to establish a regime in that is partial to American interests, threatens the economic, cultural and social identity of a defenseless Iraq.
War On Iraq
A series of reports examine the Iraq war.
Coming Battle - Iraq's Kurdish Region
Since the fall of Saddam Hussein, the Kurds are stronger and more unified - but not enough.
From Conflagration to Disputation
Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq
Who Destroyed Yugoslavia?
The Serbs Speak.
United States domestic policies are often
patchwork to recurring problems. By not recognizing the origin of problems, directions to solutions have been misdirected. The misdirection leads to constant discussion and irresolution of problems.
Early articles describe the stock market manipulations leading to eventual decline and the lack of resolution of social security problems
These preliminaries lead to examination of the later economic crisis, predicted in some articles and made obvious in others.
The Paulson and Geithner attempts to rescue the economy are analyzed.The credit oriented cause of the economic crisis recalls that Ronald Reagan's policies started the government and trade deficits.
The U.S. is headed towards one of two solutions -War cometh before the fall or the Socialization of America.
Still to be recognized - Government deficits are not the problem, the current account deficit is the principal problem.
National Debt - Free Enterprise Anti-hero
National debt has a decisive role in maintaining the welfare capitalist system. Confusion About Taxes and Deficits
Policy makers are confused about the functioning of a system they try to improve.
Was Keynes More Than a Little Wrong?
An opinion, only an opinion
Rescuing Free Enterprise
Relief measures for assuring continuance of the economic system are being exhausted.
Government Debt is not the Problem
Government deficits result from current account deficits.
The Economic Sinkhole
U.S. policies create consistent high unemployment and stagflation.
How to Create an Economic Downfall
Congressional debate engineered an economic downfall.
Herbert Hoover and New Depression
Hoover's Depression policies deserve study in the economic downturn.
Can Economic Stimulus Plan Succeed?
Private industry has not provided for U.S. recovery and reinvestment.
Govt Debt - Resolving Economic Crisis
What is the significance of the debt?
Can Obama Plan Revive U.S. Economy?
The future of President Obama's recovery plan is predictable.
The Economic Crisis -
Part 1-Does thinking drive recovery?
Is the administration only "patching up" a broken structure?
Part 2- Thoughts to incomplete analyses
Is Roosevelt era approach a model for resolving the present downturn?
Part 3- Towards a Solution
Public realizes it has been deprived to make others rich and famous.
Tulips of Stone (2004)
Global Debt Saturation - A Human Reckoning by Nigel H Maund
War Cometh Before a Fall
Declining economy and powerful military are incentives to war..
The Challenge of the New Statism
Adam Smith's name is not loudly spoken in world's central banks.
Economic Predictions (2008)
Graphs chart direction of U.S. economy and predict economic crisis.
With shale oil and natural gas pouring from the Bakken, 'energy Independence' is more likely.
The Tax Deception
Legislators argue the role of taxes in the economy; without facts, knowledge or conviction. Deficit-Stop Deflation or Initiate Inflation
Will deficit spending stimulate hyper-inflation?
How Ronald Reagan Sank America
To be part of global prosperity, Reagan started the credit and deficit increases..
Trade Balance and Limits of Paulson Plan
Preventing banking system nationalization but not economic catastrophe
The Great Bailout
Did the Paulson plan fulfill its intentions or worsen what it wanted to correct?
Health is a Socio-Economic Problem
A vital aspect of the health discussion
A National Pension Plan - Revisited
A National Pension Plan can provide suitable finances for retirees.
The Socialization of America (2005)
Several trends didn't favor the U.S. economy.
Social Security's Path to Survival (2005)
A Solution in Search of a Problem
The Social Security Debacle (2005)
Preferable to integrate retirement community desires into those of all society.
Social Security or Other Problem? (2004)
Problem or Consequence?
Social Security Debate (2002)
No solutions-just debates
Can Private Invest save Social Sec? (1999)
Social Security must be viewed in entirety and not solely by retirement fund.
Stock Market or Shock Market? (2000)
Illegal schemes forecasted the dot-com bubble and fall of U.S. stock market.
The U.S. Stock Market (2000)
The skewing of American Life
While the world community debates a two- state or one-state solution for the Middle East crisis, Israel proceeds with its unilateral solution - one-state - a Jewish state.
Clearly described is the evolution of Israel's strategy and the maddening "peace process."
An original Zionism, rejected by the Jewish people seemed outmoded by World War I and became revived by the Balfour Declaration and establishment of the British Mandate.
President Truman reacted too late to the 1948 recognition of Israel. Incessant wars, conducted from pleas of defense and security needs while geared to enlarge Israel and subdue the Palestinians, have led to either completely vanquishing the Palestinians or a resolution by The Course of History.
The Jewish people are caught in a maelstrom that could evolve in its decline and massive destruction to much of the entire world.
Israel and the Jewish People
Manipulating the World to Destruction
Obama's voyage to Israel exposes the conditioning of the world community to acceptance of Zionist agenda.
Israel Reaches out to Jews for a Rescue
An Israel that cares should be cognizant of its responsibilities to the Jews.
The New Sicarii
Zealots continue to destroy world Jewry.
Does Israel Represent Jewish People?
Close identification of the Jewish people with Israel was never a given.
Revealing The Real Israel
The War of Narratives
Palestinians are thrust in an unenviable role w - expose the contrived israeli narrative and impress the world with their narrative,
Social and Econ Justice Precede Peace
Redress of injustices upon Palestinians may make negotiations possible.
Deaths of "no-state" Palestinians are Proportional to Life of Two State Solution
The mistakes in proposing "the only solution to the Middle East conflict."
Deconstructing the Israel Narrative
As Israel's democracy becomes questioned, its mystique becomes more exaggerated.
The Wasting of the West Bank
An excursion is a trip to disbelief.
The Self-Destruction of Israel
Israel's strongest supporters are bringing it to destruction.
Sharon-The start of Intifada 2
Israel politics, which includes a deceptive "opposition," selected Sharon to complete the task of dominating all of Palestine.
Tank Man and Rachel Corrie
Death of activist Rachel Corrie recalls a Chinese citizen stance before a tank squadron moving from Tiananmen Square.
The Face of Israel
Ashkelon Speaks-Story of the ME crisis
Ashkelon has a story. It is the story of the Middle East conflict.
The New Puritans
Is Israel the new Puritans?
The 1948 Recognition of Israel
Recognition was not as seemed.
The Only Exit from Gaza is by Death
Israel must recognize that a population with lack of food, water, electricity and other essentials, is at point of total destruction.
From 1948 to 2012, Israel has fought wars.
Is Gaza a Test Ground for Israeli Military? Did Israel allow Gaza to fire missiles into southern Israel to test the Iron Dome system?
2006 attack on Gaza
A Turning Point In History
The 2nd Lebanon War turned history.
Massacre in Levant
Israel and Hezbollah destroy themselves.
Face to Face With Hezbollah
Surprises at meeting with Hezbollah.
The Role of Jerusalem
Why Jerusalem? Israel's Hidden Agenda
Jerusalem and the Peace Process
Political Options for Jerusalem's Future
Part I: Brief History of Jerusalem
Part II: Heritage Perspectives
Part III: The Hidden Agendas
Beyond the Palestinian Crisis
Part I - A larger conflict is now in process
Part II- Trajectory of Middle East Conflict
A Palestinian State Frees All
Resolving the Displaced Persons Problem
Who Speaks for the Palestinians?
The Hamas Factor
The "Peace" Initiatives
PEACE WITHOUT PARTNERS
An Israeli "peacenik" comes out of the cold.
Course of History will resolve the ME crisis
An inexorable course of history might speak for everyone and resolve the Middle East Crisis.
Turbulent Winds of Annapolis Peace Conf.
A voyage hrough Middle East capitals reveals truths that lack exposure.
Harsh Reality of Middle East Conflict
A solution starts with each party recognizing the horrific consequences of the present trajectory of the crisis and aware of the elements governing it. Evolution of Madness
Peace process or forced treaty?
A Trajectory to Catastrophe
Part 1-Fate of the Palestinians
Part II-Fate of the Israeli Nation
Part III-Escape from Entrapment
Politics comes first in the United States, and unfortunately misshapes policies. Center driven direction prevents imaginative operations and leads to paralysis. The Neocons and their damage has faded, and given way to a new force, an Unholy Trinity that hopes to reshape America.
The Unholy Trinity
An Unholy Trinity intends to control U.S. foreign and domestic policies
Political Moment-politics and making war
Presidents shape policies to enhance their political moment.
Politics of Patriotism
Patriotism has dangers--stimulate virulent nationalism, prevent fruitful policy debates, and direct a nation into pain and sorrow.
One feature of Clinton's administration is the lack of a major unique initiative, such as Truman's "Marshall Plan," Johnson's "War on Poverty," and Reagan's "Reaganomics."
Unilateralism- a road to defeat
Unilateralism is part of America's psyche.
American foreign policy is based on false propositions and reinforced a world of violence.
The Dimming Light of the Neocons
Have the Neowrecks done permanent damage to the United States?
A Tale of Two Reparations
Part I-Reparations Victims of World WarII
Part II-Reparations for African-Americans
The Immigration Debate
The immigration debate has not matured, only become more illogical and political.
The Immigration Wars
Political correctness, catering to the Hispanic vote, Right vs. Left have replaced an intelligent and objective analysis of a major problem.
The conventional media play an essential role in conditioning the minds and shaping the thoughts and actions of Americans. These roles are described in several articles that challenge accepted dogma.
From the search to freedom, inaccurate reporting of domestic and foreign events to hate in America, a battle for minds shapes the thinking of American people.
Battle for the Minds
Part I - The Religious Politic
Part I I - The New Atheists
Inheritance of acquired characteristics gains attention
Part I-Tiananmen Diary
The mis-reports of Harrison Salisbury's "Tiananmen Diary."
Part II-Gate Of Heavenly Peace
A PBS video gives a more credible account of the Tiananmen events.
Tiananmen Square Confrontation
Eye witnesses contradict media reports on the Tiananmen incidents.
Hate in America
The Agendas of Hate
The United States often produced hate as a part of plans to advance agendas.
The New Agendas of Hate
The present purveyors of hate are more subtle, less identifiable, and at times, unaware of their nefarious roles.
The Israeli Film "The Flat" Falls Flat
A highly praised Israeli documentary manipulates its audience.
Heard about financial, medical, sport and government scams? How about a cinema scam? The Mothman Prophecies
A film shows that myths and symbols can lead to destruction.
A film speaks to its audience--about America.
Killer--The Kazahk Movie
From an obedient chauffeur to an obedient killer reflects social deterioration that accompanied lawlessness in states of former Soviet Union.
The Tale of Two Koreas
Films explain Korean war
Challenging the Media
The Media and the Attack on Libya
Media wrote fictional accounts of Libyan war.
Organized attacks on Israel's detractors
Criticisms of those who write unfavorably about Israel follow a hostile pattern.
Why Only Darfur
Why aren't there campaigns against preventing the violence in Iraq and against Palestinians? Why only Darfur?
Unraveling of Darfur
Misperceptions of happenings in Darfur have delayed a solution to the enormous tragedy and are beginning to be unraveled.
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