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Steve Keen On The Fed, Bank of England and UK Elections

The Renegade Economist speaks with Professor Steve Keen. In the aftermath of the Conservatives' surprise victory in the UK elections, Steve Keen tells us why ...
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Opinion: Break up the eurozone and slim down the EU – or voters will do it for us

Opinion: Break up the eurozone and slim down the EU – or voters will do it for us | money money money | Scoop.it
The refusal to deal with the core problems of the Union are driving people to fringe parties that take absolute positions against the EU.
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Parliament Debate on Money Creation & Society

Parliament Debate on Money Creation & Society | money money money | Scoop.it
Tweet Watch the debate “Money Creation & Society” that took place on Thursday 20th November in the House of Commons – go to 11:18:00 in the video:   The recording is also available on BBC Parliament. We’ll have more analysis, a … Continue reading →
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Exclusive: Euro-Crisis Report Links Bailouts and Austerity To Fascism's Rise Across Europe

Exclusive: Euro-Crisis Report Links Bailouts and Austerity To Fascism's Rise Across Europe | money money money | Scoop.it
In "False Dilemmas," Christina Laskaridis explores the origins and impacts of the debt crisis – looking at who engineered the bank bailouts, how they were able to get away with it, and what Europe has been left with.
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Bitcoin vs. Political Power: The Cryptocurrency Revolution - Stefan Molyneux at TNW Conference

Historically, politicians have always fought for the power to create money out of thin air, so they can increase their spending without having to directly increase taxes. The staggering growth...
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Lord Lawson says banking reforms won't make system safe - Telegraph.co.uk

Lord Lawson says banking reforms won't make system safe - Telegraph.co.uk | money money money | Scoop.it

Lord Lawson, the former Chancellor, has delivered a stinging attack on the Government’s banking reforms, warning that they will not ensure the safety of the financial system.

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Ban bitcoin? Manchin says yes - The Hill (blog)

Ban bitcoin? Manchin says yes - The Hill (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it

A day after the apparent collapse of Mt. Gox, a Japan-based website that allowed users to trade bitcoin for U.S. dollars and other currencies, Manchin, in a letter to Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen and other officials, said the administration should join other countries in banning it as a currency.




Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/finance/199344-manchin-calls-for-bitcoin-ban#ixzz2ueL1Py2f 
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Senator Calls For Bitcoin Ban In Letter To Financial Regulators

Senator Calls For Bitcoin Ban In Letter To Financial Regulators | money money money | Scoop.it

Since Senator Charles Schumer first called on law enforcement nearly three years ago to shut down the Silk Road and cited the black market’s use of Bitcoin for anonymous transactions, the cryptocurrency community has been waiting for the other shoe to drop. It just did: Another lawmaker has demanded an outright ban on Bitcoin.

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Jasper Blom: “Now is the opportunity to take a left turn”

Jasper Blom: “Now is the opportunity to take a left turn” | money money money | Scoop.it
The euro, the pinnacle of European monetary integration, has been under a lot of strain in recent years. How did the monetary union come about? How did it end up in a crisis? And how can we resolve it? To address these questions, Jasper Blom outlines the history and the future of the euro. In a series of six lectures, Bureau de Helling, the Green European Foundation and the GroenLinks working group on Europe delve “Deeper into Europe”. In this second lecture, Jasper Blom, former policy adviser at the European Central Bank and now the director of Bureau de Helling, gave his audience his insights on the history and the future of the euro.
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Bitcoin Ignites Ron Paul's Parallel Currency Revolution - Forbes

Bitcoin Ignites Ron Paul's Parallel Currency Revolution - Forbes | money money money | Scoop.it

When Ron Paul invited me to testify in Congress in 2012 on the topic of “parallel currencies,” the idea was still perceived as rather eccentric. I pointed out that most people in the world were already using multiple currencies, usually a domestic junk fiat currency such as the Peruvian nuevo sol, and an international currency like the dollar or euro.

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Can Europe's economy cope with a Tea Party?

Can Europe's economy cope with a Tea Party? | money money money | Scoop.it

As the euro zone crisis continues -- and widespread public resentment at the austerity measures shows no sign of diminishing – euro-skeptic parties such as the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) and Alternative for Germany (AfD) have seen their share of the vote rise sharply, while support for more extreme right wing parties such as Golden Dawn in Greece or Norway's Progress Party has also risen.

 
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Does Bitcoin Have a Future in Politics?

Does Bitcoin Have a Future in Politics? | money money money | Scoop.it
Texas Congressman Steve Stockman is no stranger to provocative proposals. He authored one bill to repeal a federal ban on carrying firearms in school zones and another declaring that human life exists from fertilization.
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OECD: Economic crisis hits trust in governments - MiamiHerald.com

OECD: Economic crisis hits trust in governments - MiamiHerald.com | money money money | Scoop.it

"In countries most hit by the crisis, the people have lost trust in their institutions to actually help them and solve their problems," said Martine Durand, the chief statistician of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

In a report entitled "How's Life? 2013," the OECD said the percentage of people that trust national government declined in the United States from 50 percent in 2009 to 35 percent last year. The decline took place even before the partial shutdown of the U.S. government.

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