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The meteoric rise to the White House
Since the advent of the internet revolution, the abundant sitcoms and the light-hearted comedy shows that are everywhere to be seen on cable tv, one could be forgiven for contemplating whether or not western society has let its guard down, vacated the age of reason and drifted off course to a new-found state of bliss.
Gone are the days, it seems, when aspiring politicians got elected on merit for espousing sound policies. The theory positing that substance has become little more than an antiquated anachronism, superseded by populism, is incontrovertible. People nowadays cast their vote in the ballot box for the candidate they like best and most identify with, irrespective of credentials or suitability for office.
Ellen Hodgson Brown, President & Founder of the Public Banking Institute (PBI) and author of such books as "The Web of Debt", The Public Bank Solution", addresses the PBI 2012 conference in Philadelphia.
Victoria Grant, seen here aged 12 years old, addresses the first annual Public Banking Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Her father and she discovered that the debt money system was what was wrong with the Canadian economy and decided to do something about it.
The Bank of North Dakota was established by legislative action in 1919 to promote agriculture, commerce and industry. North Dakota is the only state to have escaped the credit crisis. For every year since 2008, it has run a budget surplus and it has the lowest unemployment figures in the US, the lowest default rate on its loans and the lowest foreclosure rate.
Mike Krauss, Chairman of the Pennsylvania Project, puts forward his proposal, based on the success of the Bank of North Dakota, to create a Public Bank for the state of Pennsylvania. Such a move would free the state from the clutches of the Fed, reduce the debt burden, boost investments and serve the public interest.
Most people hold the view that their bank deposits are safe with the big commercial banks, however, this assumption is not based on the facts. This video features official government documents detailing information that should sound anyone's alarm bells [edited].