No other country has imposed such costs and mandates on foreign accounts as the USA. For some accounts, the foreign bank is required to withhold some of the interest paid to the account, and send it straight to the IRS.
This past summer, articles here were infrequent. Working behind the scenes to upgrade the appearance of this site kept us so busy, little time was left over to update content. Now, happily, those days are over and we’re back to supplying you the news you need to know.
What Wall Street knows is that the banksters win even when they appear to lose. This 2013 excerpt is from TruthDig, Oct 21.
Why’s there such a gold rush in housing right now? Wall Street is flipping homes into rental properties and then leasing them to the very people they foreclosed out of the real estate market. This 2013 article is from ColorLines, May 30.
Property owners feel ”bill shock”, paying double what they used to, because their site’s value doubled, not by their design but by population growth. What’d be a win/win? This excerpt is from the Canberra Times, Jun 30.
Bridges Programming, hosted by Susan Caumont and Jeff Beller, interviewed Martin Adams, author of Sharing the Earth. It’s at Going Beyond Radio, http://goingbeyondradio.com/?powerpress_pinw=4508-podcast
Socrates asked insightful questions and got curious people to try to answer them, to sharpen their beliefs about what is.
“Get off this estate. What for? Because it is mine. Where did you get it? From my father. Where did he get it? From his father. And where did he get it? He fought for it. Well, I’ll fight you […]
PlayList of Songs With Geoist Themes For Earth Day 1) Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 “Primavera”: 1st movement, Allegro 1725 2) Johann Sebastian Bach Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, […]
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~ Aesop Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. […]
Looks who’s saying the emperor wears no clothes Lately the most prestigious British press has run several articles on the most fundamental economic reform, something you could implement in your own locality simply by shifting the property tax off buildings, […]
If a private person or firm gets the rent for land, nobody’s upset, it seems. Yet let government get the revenue on behalf of society, and suddenly it becomes controversial? Why is that? We trim, blend, and append three 2011 […]
The Economics of Destruction Today’s monopolists are often sole buyers as well as sole sellers. In that position, they squeeze their workers and suppliers, often at the expense of quality and variety. How could we reverse that? This 2010 book […]
Death by Public Relations Bush’s War Against Iraq has killed thousands and was based on lies, but most journalists never questioned it. Why weren’t they doing their job? This book, reviewed briefly here, might explain their colossal failure. by Jules […]
Foreign firms create jobs on American soil Disappearing jobs instill fear, but are jobs the only way to qualify for an income? This 2009 book review is from USA Today, Nov 23. by Jon Rosen Whither the American worker? As […]