Tag Archives: Monetary Reform

Turn the Fed on its Head

I have watched with quiet fascination the evolution/resurgence of alternative politics since the financial meltdown of 2008. In my opinion, we have (at least) two broad camps developing: a Ron Paul brand of libertarianism that seeks to return to a prior vision of capitalism lost, and a new brand of Economic Democrat (often reflected in the Occupy Movement and/or Green Party or the ‘New Economy’ movement) that seeks a balance between capitalism as we know it and the people at large, who are more often than not suffering the brunt of capitalism run amok.

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The ideas explored in my article above were initially outlined in my book of essays A World Without War.  But the book is not just about ideas; it’s about a new mindset. A mindset that asks you to find your own individual contribution to society’s problems by wrestling with the big picture — about how culture, politics, economics, media and other social forces can work in concert to influence our behavior. Our problems will not go away. We must collectively work together to find new solutions.
— D.R. Thompson

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Richard Cook’s ‘Gaia Plan’

Richard Cook is an incredibly lucid thinker who is charting new territory regarding monetary policy.

His ‘Gaia Plan’ lays out ideas regarding a Basic Income Guarantee similar to those outlined in my essay Emerson Meets Wall Street and a ‘People’s World Bank’ as mentioned in my book of essays A WORLD WITHOUT WAR.

I highly suggest reading through the text of a recent speech Richard gave in Mexico (September, 2011) where he announced his ‘Gaia Plan’ and guides us through the ‘illusion of money.’

Good reading for the 99% interested in a new monetary path.

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