Review: Economists and the Powerful: Convenient Theories, Distorted Facts, Ample Rewards

5 Star, Banks, Fed, Money, & Concentrated Wealth, Capitalism (Good & Bad), Congress (Failure, Reform), Corruption, Crime (Corporate), Crime (Government), Economics, Executive (Partisan Failure, Reform), Impeachment & Treason, Misinformation & Propaganda, Politics, Power (Pathologies & Utilization)
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Norbert Haring and Niall Douglas

5.0 out of 5 stars Too costly, consider reading the reviews and Inside the Book, December 21, 2012

Over-priced at $99, this book makes one simple point: economists are the sluts of the social sciences, in the pay of the wealthy, and they have prostituted their profession in the most indecent obscene manner possible. Others have made similar points, what we really have here are two forms of crime — petty crime — economists kneeling for hand-outs — and master crime — financiers looting entire national economies just because they can — because government has no integrity, the media (once capable of investigative journalism) has no integrity, and the academy (economists and everyone else) has no integrity.

There are some excellent reviews of the book outside Amazon, I am stunned to not see any here.

As an alternative to this particular book, excellent as it is, I recommend one DVD and two books:
DVD: Inside Job
The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy
The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism

William Greider's book makes the telling point that while physical assets have appreciated five times in the past couple of decades, financial derivatives appreciated seventeen times. We now know that Goldman Sachs, Morgan, Citi-Bank, Bank of America, and a whole slew of other banks are guilty of LIBOR rate fixing, global-level fraud and theft, and so on. Yet no one has gone to jail except in Iceland.

I focus on INTEGRITY, and I focus on the eight communities of information and intelligence whose INTEGRITY determines if we understand the true cost economics and the whole system dynamics (cause and effect) of what we are about: academic, civil society including labor unions and religions, commerce including banks and hedge funds, government at all levels, la enforcement at all levels, media, military, and non-government/non-profit.

The SIGNAL nature of our society in the last quarter century has been the loss of integrity across the board, with information pathologies being the norm rather than the exception. The Internet has changed the balance of information power, and I am among those that believe that 22 December 2012 is the beginning of Epoch B, the restoration of the sovereignty of indigenous peoples and a community of man in touch with reality. I pray this book is the last one in the series — everyone on the planet should be aware by now that we lost the global class war and the time has come to reboot the world.

A few other books in support of this one:
The Pathology of Power
Manufacture of Evil
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
SAVAGE CAPITALISM AND THE MYTH OF DEMOCRACY: Latin America in the Third Millennium
The Shock Doctrine
The Global Class War: How America's Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future – and What It Will Take to Win It Back

Robert David STEELE Vivas
INTELLIGENCE FOR EARTH: Clarity, Diversity, Integrity, & Sustainability

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