October 30th, 2011
Thomas Jefferson and Banks
Thomas Jefferson was one of the greatest Presidents of the United States. He helped shape the ideal of a citizen’s democracy for America. He was a visionary and evidently a futurist. Here is what he said in 1802 about banking institutions:
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up …
January 8th, 2009
In my last column I wrote that humanity is in transition from one Age to another and that the global financial collapse is a painful part of that transition. This occurs during any major historical transition period. In addition I wrote:
“There are four words that keep coming back to me as I view the landscape of what lies ahead in 2009 and beyond. They are contraction, cleansing, reorganization and transformation. It is these four words to keep in mind as you read the forecasts here and look around you”
I repeat that because most of the economic predictions below …
October 30th, 2008
A global shift in consciousness has occurred during October. Trust and confidence have given way to fear and uncertainty. Plans and expectations have been completely altered or dashed altogether. Governments, entire industries, equity markets and the majority of the adult populations in the developed countries of the world are staring into a financial abyss that has no correlation to anything any of them have experienced (unless they are 80 years or older).
Governments separately, and then in consort struggle to stay ahead of a financial catastrophe they can’t quite fathom. Hundreds of millions of people feel as thought they have been …
October 15th, 2008
A column here two weeks ago placed the financial crisis within a historical context. The financial meltdown is part of the disruptive transition from the Information Age to the Shift Age. We are moving through a period of turmoil when the old order is being replaced by a new order. The nation state economic model is being replaced by a new global model. We are at a time when the old ways no longer seem to work and yet the new realignments are not yet clear.
In the United States there have been three great waves that …