Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 115

Financial Markets, Money Creation & the European Debt Crisis How does Europe’s ongoing debt crisis relate to financial markets and the monetary system? This episode portends to be an introduction to the subject of Europe’s debt crisis, its causes, effects and evolution over the years. Of particular relevance is the creation of the euro, trade […]

De-Manufacturing Consent with Guillermo Jimenez Presents Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: The Great Collapse

Failures in the Economy & the End of “Constitutional Government” On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by columnist and former Assistant Security of the Treasury, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts. Guillermo and Dr. Roberts discuss the failures of the current economic system in the United States, and how and why the U.S. government […]

The EyeOpener Report- Why Government Regulation is a Lie (and what you can do about it)

Every time we see a systemic failure such as the 2008 collapse of Lehman Bros and subsequent market panic, the inevitable question is “what is the government going to do about it?” Just as inevitably, the answer is that the government will pass more legislation, or even give more power to the very regulators who […]

Staring Armageddon in the Face but Hiding It with Official Lies

“The Fed has produced a perfect storm that could consume the US and perhaps the entire Western world” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US economy created 236,000 new jobs in February. If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I’ll let you have at a good price. Where are […]

The EyeOpener- Self-Issued Credit: A Monetary Solution

As the global economy continues to slow down, the world is being asked to focus on issues of so-called “sovereign debt,” “austerity,” “fiscal responsibility,” “belt tightening” and other such euphemisms for the grim reality that the public is now being asked to pony up the dough for the trillions that have been handed over to […]

The Fiscal Cliff Is A Diversion: The Derivatives Tsunami & the Dollar Bubble

Revolt & Revolution- What the US So Desperately Needs The “fiscal cliff” is another hoax designed to shift the attention of policymakers, the media, and the attentive public, if any, from huge problems to small ones. The fiscal cliff is automatic spending cuts and tax increases in order to reduce the deficit by an insignificant […]

The EyeOpener- Outrunning Collapse: The alternative currency solution

As residents of the Eurozone are all too aware these days, and others around the world are gradually beginning to understand, large, centrally-administered monetary unions may be the dream of the central banksters and the technocrats, but are a colossal failure in meeting the needs of ordinary citizens. As we examined on the program last […]

More Phony Employment Numbers

If the “free and democratic” Americans cannot even find out what the unemployment rate is, how do they expect to find out about anything? Statistician John Williams (shadowstats.com) calls the government’s latest jobs and unemployment reports “nonsense numbers.” There are a number of ongoing problems with the released numbers. For example, the concurrent-seasonal factor adjustments […]

The EyeOpener- What is Money?

In this age of panic over the sovereign debt crisis and the fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling negotiations, we are bombarded with talk of government money printing and images of the printing press, but how many people know that only a tiny fraction of money in the economy is actually in the form of […]

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: What ‘Free Trade’ Actually Means

“The coming corporate tyranny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership can only be defeated through a democratic movement of Transnational People Power.” To discuss “free trade agreements” or the “free market,” we must first identify the theoretical versus the functional definitions of these terms – because theoretical definitions look at what those terms should mean, whereas functional […]

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This is What Corporate Governance Looks Like

A Transnational Corporate Coup over the Democratic Process & Public Accountability In 2008, the United States Trade Representative Susan Schwab announced the U.S. entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks as “a pathway to broader Asia-Pacific regional economic integration.” Originating in 2005 as a “Strategic Economic Partnership” between a few select Pacific countries, the TPP has, […]

The Global Banking ‘Super-Entity’ Drug Cartel: The “Free Market” of Finance Capital

I would like to introduce you, the reader, to some realities of our global banking system, resting on the rhetoric of free markets, but functioning, in actuality, as a global cartel, a “super-entity” in which the world’s major banks all own each other and own the controlling shares in the world’s largest multinational corporations, influence […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 30

Riots, Rebellion, and the Spanish Miners In anti-austerity protests around the world, over the past several years, we often hear of ‘riots’ breaking out, when bank windows are smashed or rocks are thrown at cops. The violence exists, but the imagery of a ‘riot’ evokes the notion of drunk youths mindlessly causing havoc and setting […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 29

A Greek Tragedy for Europe Increased poverty, social unrest, talk of military coups, removal of democratic leaders, bailouts, exploitation, and detention camps. This is the new Europe, and Greece is the microcosm of the continental crisis. The situation unfolding in Greece, and spreading across Europe, is explosive to say the least. With austerity and adjustment […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 28

Political Language & the Debt Crisis George Orwell wrote that political language is meant to give “solidity to pure wind.” Are politicians and economists simply liars? Or do they speak a different language? Using the example of the European debt crisis, we are able to actually translate political language into the understandable. First, you examine […]