Ellen Brown: Meet BlackRock, the New Great Vampire Squid

Meet BlackRock, the New Great Vampire Squid If the corporate oligarchs are too big and strategically important to be broken up under the antitrust laws, rather than bailing them out they should be nationalized and put directly into the service of the public. At the very least, BlackRock should be regulated as a too-big-to-fail Systemically …

Ellen Brown: Crushing the States, Saving the Banks — Is Donald Trump’s Federal Reserve Still Serving the Deep State?

Crushing the States, Saving the Banks: the Fed’s Generous New Rules CounterPunch, 4 May 2020 Congress seems to be at war with the states. Only $150 billion of its nearly $3 trillion coronavirus relief package – a mere 5% – has been allocated to the 50 states; and they are not allowed to use it …

Ellen Brown: What Donald Trump Does Not Know — Why the Chinese Model is Better and Currency Wars Have No Winners

Neoliberalism Has Met Its Match in China We cannot win a currency war through the use of competitive currency devaluations that trigger a “race to the bottom,” and we cannot win a trade war by installing competitive trade barriers that simply cut us off from the benefits of cooperative trade. More favorable to our interests …