Very few people know anything about what really goes on behind the scene when it come to U.S. foreign policy and the corporate interests that drive it all. Our government is controlled by powerful corporate interests that have literally hijacked the powers of government and our military to advance their own selfish agendas. This interview should totally blow your mind. John Perkins was one of the men working behind the scenes to expand a global empire primarily through economic blackmail where they seduced third world leaders into taking out enormous loans that were impossible to repay so we could then U.S. corporations could swoop in and acquire control of their natural resources. If you’d like to end the reign of corporate colonialism and rid our government of their influence, please join the revolution at The Kick Them All Out Project http://www.KickThemAllOut.com
Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American economist, statistician, and a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. He is best known among scholars for his theoretical and empirical research, especially consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy. He was an economic advisor to U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
1980 Vol 1 of 10 Power of the Market
America’s freedom and prosperity derive from the combination of the idea of human liberty in America’s Declaration of Independence with the idea of economic freedom in Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations. Friedman explains how markets and voluntary exchange organize activity and enable people to improve their lives. He also explains the price system. Friedman visits Hong Kong, U.S. and Scotland.
PBS Free to Choose 1990 Vol. 2 of 10 – The Tyranny of Control
Government planning and detailed control of economic activity lessens productive innovation, and consumer choice. Good, better, best, are replaced by “approved” or “authorized.” Friedman shows how “established” industries or methods, seek government protection or subsidization in their attempts to stop or limit product improvements which they don’t control. Friedman visits India, Japan and U.S.
PBS Free to Choose 1980 Vol. 3 of 10 – The Failure of Socialism
The Great Depression has been popularly viewed as a failure of capitalism. The stock market crash, the failure of the Bank of the United States, loss of personal savings, were visible symbols supporting this belief. As Friedman explains, the real cause was the unseen failure of government policy and action. Yet this crisis resulting from government failure leads to decades of government expansion.
Milton Friedman PBS Free to Choose 1980 Vol 4 of 10 From Cradle to Grave
The welfare state arises from the attempt to do good with other people’s money. Such attempts always fail because: Nobody spends somebody else’s money as carefully as his own. Welfare is supply driven. Those spending the money use force to collect it and to insure those receiving it use it for “right” purposes. Good intentions are corrupted by bad means. Friedman visits U.S. and Britain.
Milton Friedman PBS Free to Choose 1980 Vol 5 of 10 Created Equal
The Declaration of Independence says, “all men are created equal.” Friedman explains that this did not mean all persons should or will have equal talents or income. Equal opportunity to better one’s self, and the right to personally benefit from the gains realized, are consistent with freedom. Equality of results requires force. Taking from some to give to others destroys freedom and removes the incentive for creating new wealth. Friedman visits India, U.S. and Britain.
Milton Friedman PBS Free to Choose 1980 Vol 6 of 10 What’s Wrong with our Schools
is N/A in full until i find the time to download all parts and upload to google video.
Parental choice and parental responsibility in the education of children is the U.S. tradition and is consistent with a free society. Centralized government control has eroded freedom and adversely affected the quality of education. The poor help pay for education for the future rich. Friedman has long advocated using vouchers to solve the problem. He explains why. Friedman visits U.S. and Britain.
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Milton Friedman PBS Free to Choose 1980 Vol 7 of 10 Who Protects the Consumer
Various government agencies have been created on the claim that they will protect the consumer. These agencies restrict freedom, stifle beneficial innovation, and become agents for the industries or groups they are intended to regulate. Friedman explains how the apparent chaos of the market place, the competition of many suppliers for business, is the best protection of consumer interests.
Milton Friedman PBS Free to Choose 1980 Vol 8 of 10 Who Protects the Worker
Unions sometimes protect some workers – their members – but usually at the expense of other workers. Government protects its employees and special groups of workers at the expense of other workers. Both unions and government restrict freedom. Friedman explains how the competition of employers for the talents of workers leads to the highest wages and best working conditions.
Milton Friedman PBS Free to Choose 1980 Vol 9 of 10 How to Cure Inflation
Inflation results when the amount of money printed or coined increases faster than the creation of new goods and services. Money is a “token” of the wealth of a nation. If more tokens are created than new wealth, it takes more tokens to buy the same goods. Friedman explains why politicians like inflation, and why wage and price controls are not solutions to the problem. Friedman visits Japan, U.S. and Britain
Milton Friedman PBS Free to Choose 1980 Vol 10 of 10 How to Stay Free
Democracies have only recently been considered desirable. Historically, it was feared that democracies always self destruct when citizens, forgetting that you cannot remove want and misery through legislation, insist on government actions that physically and morally bankrupt their nation. Friedman explains why the United States has so far avoided this outcome and how we can continue to do so. This program includes an interview of Dr. Friedman by Lawrence E. Spivak.
For more on Milton Friedman , along with updated 1-5 video’s in 1990
Here is a good brief quote that sums up what is going on within the U.S. government right now.
You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The gov. cannot give to anybody anything that the gov. does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
Adrian Pierce Rogers (Sep 12, 1931 – Nov 15, 2005)
American pastor, conservative, author, and a three-term president of the Southern Baptist Convention (1979-1980 and 1986-1988).
This was an Email forwarded to me called ” the funniest joke ever”
Absolutely…The funniest joke ever…
AND IT’S ON US !
Let it sink in.
Quietly we go like sheep to slaughter.
Does anybody out there have any memory of the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ….. During the Carter Administration?
Didn’t think so!
Bottom line … We’ve spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency …the reason for which not one person who reads this can remember.
It was very simple ..
And at the time everybody thought it very appropriate…
The ‘Department of Energy’ was instituted on 8-04-1977 TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.
Hey, pretty efficient, huh?????
AND NOW IT’S 2009, 32 YEARS LATER …
AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS NECESSARY DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR IT HAS 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES AND LOOK AT THE JOB IT HAS DONE!
THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND SAY ‘WHAT WAS I THINKING?’
Ah, yes, good old bureaucracy…
And NOW _ we are going to turn the Banking System, Health Care & the Auto Industry over to government?
ALL IN THE NAME OF CHANGE?
May God Help Us !!!
Keep this one going….
“I take exception to saying that Bernanke, Obama, and Pelosi are spending like drunken sailors.
When I was a drunken sailor, I quit spending when I ran out of money.” Author Unknown.
Most don’t realize how the Internet is the ultimate free source of information. People these days are learning more from the internet and the information that (Google in particular) has made available compared to standard U.S. Education curriculum. Maybe thats why most adults are amazed at how smart new generations of youth are? Not only that but dont forget the internet is bringing country’s together to help understand each others cultures better.
One thing I worry about is Government intervention of this freedom.
The thing most “techies” like myself love about Google is that they dont release traffic data to government agency’s (besides what is made public). As of April 20th 2010 they’ve launched a Google Government Search Tool: State Censorship, User Data Requests Released By Google (as shown on huffington post).
However some Internet providers (ISP) block websites with high bandwidth use (video/data transfer).
The less bandwidth use means the more people on their system at a lower price. The one way around these blocks is to use a “proxy bypass“.
Google currently blocks media from playing through most unknown proxy’s.
I think more bandwidth is used by malicious traffic then pirating or streaming. Some company’s find themselfs fighting off UDP attacks that lasting for 10 hours and 50Gbps of bandwidth lost. This is much more bandwidth then your casual file shared could use in use in a very long time.
Other computer programs are used to boost youtube hits. Which is smart to block because then you are keeping a free speech media network. Not who ever has the best programs to boost your crappy video of you busting your fat a$$ on a table.
Heres more from PDPNET.NET
You also have some “ISP’s” that block high volume of data transfer in terms of downloads and P2P networks.
Also known as “traffic shaping” “traffic shaping”, ISP’s are starting to limit what sites you visit. Along with your bandwidth usage (upload/download ). The one concern that is very alarming is that Australia is already dealing wit.
Find out here: http://wiki.vuze.com/w/Bad_ISPs
Some providers are (either openly or secretly) applying “traffic shaping” policies, tracing their users’ bandwidth usage and intervening directly to limit their transfer speeds, notes the site.
“In the States,” we posted, “users have people trying to look after their rights and interests, but there’s no one doing that in Canada,” going on, “If you’re signed on with Bell-Sympatico and you’ve been unsuccessfully trying to coax a little more speed out of your suddenly sluggish computer; or, if you’ve been calling Bell-Sympatico support only to be told it’s not them, it’s you —- it isn’t you, says Ottawa Gal. Because here, “Bell-Sympatico is now following the Rogers lead,” she states. “It’s traffic shaping and throttling.”
Bell-Sympatico said it was taking action against ‘network abusers’ and performing ‘Traffic Management during periods of peak usage’, she said, but since Bell-Sympatico “didn’t or won’t” explained in detail why, how, and exactly who is affected, it was left to her to go into detail.
Following the p2pnet revelations, the company issued a script representatives are supposed to follow when they’re talking to unhappy customers who want out of their contracts.
The Federal Government will introduce legislative amendments to the Broadcasting Services Act to require all ISPs to block Refused Classification (RC)-rated material hosted on overseas servers.
The introduction of mandatory ISP-level filtering follows the release of the Enex TestLab report which trialed the viability of ISP-level filtering among nine Australian ISPs.
Virgin (UK ) is one of the biggest players in that field… but..
most importantly, the pressure comes from international free market organizations, and pretty much all the technological fathers of the Internet (Bob Kahn, Dave Farber, etc..) along with the actual people who “run” the internet (Cisco, Alcatel, 3M, etc..) , and anti-government-regulation organizations.
And it’s more a principal of letting the government(s) regulate the Internet, or let the market do it for himself. So either way, that report, along with the headline, are simply… meh .
We reaffirm our commitment to the freedom to seek, receive, impart and use information, in particular, for the creation, accumulation and dissemination of knowledge. We affirm that measures undertaken to ensure Internet stability and security, to fight cybercrime and to counter spam, must protect and respect the provisions for privacy and freedom of expression as contained in the relevant parts of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Geneva Declaration of Principles. – Chris K. Ridder Residential Fellow, Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society
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Talks have been going on since 1999 with financial representative’s from each country biannually. Finding a way to even out the interest rates and keep stability in the market since the dollar is no longer backed by gold in the U.S.
The Nixon Shock was a series of economic measures taken by U.S. President Richard Nixon in 1971 including unilaterally canceling the direct convertibility of the United States dollar to gold that essentially ended the existing Bretton Woods system of international financial exchange.
The group doing the talks is known as “G20” and in my eyes is needed to bring a new level of trust to the world. I think everyone would agree that its important for country’s to come together in order to make the world a better place. Although currently the u.s. dollar is the most traded currency in the world. Though its not backed by anything but debt these days.
The Ithaca HOUR is a local currency used in Ithaca, New York and is the oldest and largest local currency system in the United States that is still operating. It has inspired other similar systems in Madison, Wisconsin, Corvallis, Oregon, and a proposed system in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. One Ithaca HOUR is valued at US$10 and is generally recommended to be used as payment for one hour’s work, although the rate is negotiable.
From what I hear, The Ithaca Hour is not taken to serious besides those of a hippie like background. Which South Africans are using an online bartering system involving “talents” which are priced per hour, and function quite like Ithaca Hours. (Which I have yet to find a link to?)
Another form of currency that seems to be more Conspiracy than anything is the Amero.
Implementation would involve the three countries giving up their current currency units (U.S. dollar, Canadian dollar, and Mexican peso) and adopting a new one, created specifically for this purpose. (Some versions of the theory, particularly those circulating in Canada, assume only the United States and Canada would be included.) The hypothetical currency for the union is most often referred to as the amero
Today one suggestion that I found interesting was President Hugo Chavez suggested backing it by oil. As if we didnt see enough demonstrations against the war(s) in the middle east.
The Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (known as the G-20G20 or Group of Twenty) is a group of finance ministers and central bank governors from 20 economies: 19 countries plus the European Union. Recently summits meeting at level of Heads of government have been introduced. The 2010 chair country of the G-20 is South Korea. and also the
The G-20 is a forum for cooperation and consultation on matters pertaining to the international financial system. It studies, reviews, and promotes discussion (among key industrial and emerging market countries) of policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability, and seeks to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organization.
Recently proposed (21st century)
On March 16, 2009, in connection with the April 2009 G20 summit, the Kremlin called for a supranational reserve currency as part of a reform of the global financial system. In a document containing proposals for the G20 meeting, it suggested that the “IMF (or an Ad Hoc Working Group of G20) should be instructed to carry out specific studies to review the following options:
Enlargement (diversification) of the list of currencies used as reserve ones, based on agreed measures to promote the development of major regional financial centers. In this context, we should consider possible establishment of specific regional mechanisms which would contribute to reducing volatility of exchange rates of such reserve currencies.
Introduction of a supra-national reserve currency to be issued by international financial institutions. It seems appropriate to consider the role of IMF in this process and to review the feasibility of and the need for measures to ensure the recognition of SDRs as a “supra-reserve” currency by the whole world community.”
On March 24, 2009, Zhou Xiaochuan, President of the People’s Bank of China, called for “creative reform of the existing international monetary system towards an international reserve currency,” believing it would “significantly reduce the risks of a future crisis and enhance crisis management capability.” Zhou suggested that the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights, a currency basket comprising dollars, euros, yen, reais and sterling and could serve as a super-sovereign reserve currency, not easily influenced by the policies of individual countries. US President Obama, however, rejected the suggestion stating that “the dollar is extraordinarily strong right now.”  At the G8 summit in July 2009, the Russian president expressed Russia’s desire for a new supranational reserve currency by showing off a coin minted with the words “unity in diversity”. The coin, an example of a future world currency, emphasized his call for creating a mix of regional currencies as a way to address the global financial crisis. .
On March 30, 2009, at the Second South America-Arab League Summit in Qatar, Venezuelan PresidentHugo Chavez proposed the creation of the Petro as a supranational currency, in order to face the instability that the generation of fiat currency has caused in the world economy. The petro-currency would be backed by the huge oil reserves of the oil producing countries.