Andrew J. Bacevich – ‘Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War’

Adopting fashionable attitudes to demonstrate one’s trustworthiness — the world of politics is flush with such people hoping thereby to qualify for inclusion in some inner circle — is akin to engaging in prostitution for promissory notes. It’s not only demeaning but downright foolhardy. – Andrew J. Bacevich, ‘Washington Rules:America’s Path to Permanent War’

Ellen Hodgson Brown, from her book ‘Web of Debt’

Interest charges are estimated to compose half the cost of everything. If interest to financial middlemen were eliminated, loans would merely be advances against future production, which could be repaid from that production. Borrowing nations would have to repay the money on a regular payment schedule, just as they do now; and they could not […]