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Benjamin Franklin-From autobiography In one year, the conditions [of the Colonels] were so reversed that the era of prosperity ended, and a depression set in, to such an extent that the streets of the Colonies were filled with the unemployed… The colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other matters had […]

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Quick Summary of Macroeconomic Solutions

  Complete reform of the Monetary System by bringing back the power of creating money to Congress without debt, similar to the power to spend.  Eliminate all interest on the National Debt by converting it to cash or 0% interest Treasuries. Start paying for an extensive number of programs through the monetary system not the […]

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Myth – The National Debt is killing our economy. Truth – There is no such thing as the National Debt. It is the National Monetarization Account. A debt is something that has to be paid back. We have not paid off the National debt since 1835. Therefore the National Debt is NOT on the backs […]

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Everyone has the right to be a quality consumer/citizen by having a non-slave wage or an adequate income to create a quality global economy. Everyone has the basic right to breathe quality air Everyone has the basic right to drink quality water. Everyone has the basic right to adequate nutrition. Everyone has the right to […]

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SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM: A View from the Bottom

A large majority of older Americans depend on Social Security income as their majority income source!! This allows them to be better quality customers/clients/consumers and citizens. Currently Social Security is considered a pension and benefit program, which is causing difficulties in creating a solution and public understanding. Social Security is NOT an actuarial pension system! […]

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Monetary Policy – Reform – “THE BIG ONE”

On December 23, 2013 marked the 100th Anniversary of the Federal Reserve Act, creating the Central Bank for the United States.  The Federal Reserve is NOT a Federal Agency.  It is mostly a private agency that regulates commercial banks, which create the majority of our money supply. The Federal Reserve is not a reserve; it […]

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The progressive economic philosophy is designed to advance human commerce for the betterment of all, while protecting the business environment from itself and the government. Commerce is not perfect and is vulnerable to both human nature and the major flaws of capitalism. The government has to counter the flaws of capitalism, without hindering the market place, […]

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