Globalization’s Game of Thrones- Part II: Managing the Wealth of the World’s Dynasties

Whoever wins this ‘Game of Thrones,’ the people lose In part I of this series (“Globalization’s Game of Thrones”) I examined the concept of corporate and financial dynasties holding significant power in the modern world. In this, part 2 of the series, I examine the realities of the ‘wealth management’ industry in being responsible for […]

Globalization’s ‘Game of Thrones’, Part 1: Dynastic Power in the Modern World

The stories, players & structures of the world’s dominant dynasties Think of any period in human history when empires and imperialism were common features of society, whether from ancient Egypt, Rome, China, to the Ottomans and the rise of the European and Japanese empires. There is an institution that – with few exceptions – was […]

Global Power Project, Part 8: Banking on Influence with Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo- A Mega-Money Laundering, Drug War Profiteering, Prison-Industry Enlarging Global Bank Just recently, in late July, Wells Fargo surpassed the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) as the world’s largest bank by market capitalization. This followed Wells Fargo reporting a 19% increase in profits over the second quarter as the bank has been busy consolidating the housing […]

Global Power Project- Part 7: Banking on Influence with Citigroup

Citigroup- A Bank with a sordid history of predatory profiteering & criminal activity In the second quarter of 2013, the third-largest U.S. bank by assets, Citigroup, posted a 42% increase in profits which CEO Michael Corbat praised as a “well balanced” result of “cost cutting” programs, including the firing of 11,000 workers. This big bank has […]

Wall Street Take-Off: 2012 – 2013

The Bi-Polar World of Rich Bankers in the North Racking Up Record Profits On July 16, 2013, Goldman Sachs, the fifth largest US bank by assets announced its second quarter profits doubled the previous year to $1.93 billion. J. P. Morgan, the largest bank made $6.1 billion in the second quarter up 32% over the […]

Global Power Project, Part 6: Banking on Influence With Bank of America

Bank of America: Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Jail & Too Connected to Change This July, Bank of America was expecting to report an earnings increase of 32% from last year. The Washington Business Journal declared the bank among the top 10 “most improved brands” of the year. Bank of America is the […]

Global Power Project, Part 5: Banking on Influence with Goldman Sachs

Meet the Elites & Their Unparalleled Access to Policy-Makers Around the World Anyone who has paid even minimal attention to the global economic and financial crises gripping the world since 2007 has heard the name Goldman Sachs. One of the largest banks in the United States, Goldman Sachs was central to the process of creating […]

Global Power Project, Part 4: Banking on Influence with JPMorgan Chase

Meet the Elites at the Biggest & Most Connected Bank In May, JPMorgan Chase was listed as the largest bank in the world with assets at roughly $4 trillion — some $1.53 trillion of it in derivatives. This was reported a month after the announcement that the bank had posted a record first-quarter profit of […]

Washington Signals Dollar Deep Concerns

“A Conspiracy to Protect the Dollar from the Federal Reserve’s Policy of Quantitative Easing” Over the past month there has been a statistically improbable concurrence of events that can only be explained as a conspiracy to protect the dollar from the Federal Reserve’s policy of Quantitative Easing (QE). Quantitative Easing is the term given to […]

Gangster State America

Just Who Does the US Government Represent? There are many signs of gangster state America. One is the collusion between federal authorities and banksters in a criminal conspiracy to rig the markets for gold and silver. My explanation that the sudden appearance of an unprecedented 400 ton short sale of gold on the COMEX in […]

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 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 […]

Banks Are “Where the Money Is” in the Drug War

“Big Lenders Face Few Hard Consequences for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws” By Bill Conroy Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Wachovia (acquired by Wells Fargo in 2009), HSBC Holdings, ING Bank, Standard Chartered, American Express Bank International, and not a few others, have a common bond beyond ranking among the largest banks in the world. […]

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 […]

US Presidential Elections: Dog & Pony Show, or, A One-Man-Owned Cock Fight

You Only Get to place your Bet while the Cock-Owners Take it All I was overseas during the most intense stage of the 2008 US Presidential Election; thankfully. However, I was not completely spared from this ludicrous ‘politics the American way’ even outside the country- think CNN international, think Wall Street international edition … basically […]