Quietly, without much public fuss or discussion, a new ruling class has risen in the richer nations. These men and women are unelected and tend to shun the publicity hogged by the politicians with whom they co-exist. They are the world's central bankers. Every six weeks or so, they gather in Basel, Switzerland, for secret discussions and, to an extent at least, they act in concert. The decisions that emerge from those meetings affect the entire world. And yet the broad public has a dim understanding, if any, of the job they do. In fact, these individuals now wield at least as much influence over the lives of ordinary citizens as prime ministers and presidents. The tool they have used to change the world so profoundly is one they alone possess: creating money out of thin air. ....
The 'monarchs of money' and the war on savers
Marshall McLuhan defined the expression "the medium is the message" - in fact, it is the money, an extension of our human senses, ... minds! It's true, ...
It's The Money, Stupid! [I retiteled it for you, since the media, when it is classified as either "liberal", or "conservative", or "centrist", too, is simply never accurate!]
Hey, who would have thought? [more]
Never paid much attention to this guy. Until last few days, of course! Curiosity, I guess, ... too bad, ... looks as there was a lot to learn. Still is, ...
Anyway, via this => http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/01/aaron-swartzs-politics.html
... I got to read this => http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/rawnerve
Not a greatest literary essay, but sure loaded with thoughts!
Btw, I can't wait for a full response, with full rage from this guy:
It will be absolutely brutal! Warning, though: Meek need not apply!
For most serious analysts ... due to a combination of below-ground geological constraints and above-ground economic factors, oil becomes increasingly and irreversibly more difficult and expensive to produce.
Analysis: The Great Oil Swindle: why the new black gold rush leads off a fiscal cliff