Monday, April 28, 2014

Four Horsemen Feature Documentary Video (Official Version)

Four Horsemen - Feature Documentary - Official Version -

FOUR HORSEMEN is an award winning independent feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the world really works. As we will never return to 'business as usual' 23 international thinkers, government advisors and Wall Street money-men break their silence and explain how to establish a moral and just society.

FOUR HORSEMEN is free from mainstream media propaganda -- the film doesn't bash bankers, criticise politicians or get involved in conspiracy theories. It ignites the debate about how to usher a new economic paradigm into the world which would dramatically improve the quality of life for billions.

"It's Inside Job with bells on, and a frequently compelling thesis thanks to Ashcroft's crack team of talking heads -- economists, whistleblowers and Noam Chomsky, all talking with candour and clarity." - Total Film
"Four Horsemen is a breathtakingly composed jeremiad against the folly of Neo-classical economics and the threats it represents to all we should hold dear."
- Harold Crooks, The Corporation (Co-Director) Surviving Progress (Co-Director/Co-Writer) - Published on Sep 13, 2013


Monday, April 21, 2014

Detroit Bankruptcy, Public Pensions, Hogs at the Trough (video)

Cate Long on Detroit Bankruptcy Proceedings - YouTube: "

Cate Long discusses the speed of Detroit's municipal bankruptcy proceedings. She talks about the litigation between those who owe and who are owed. Cate also talks about Puerto Rico and the debts that they owe.
Published on Apr 6, 2014


Monday, April 14, 2014

US Government Police Expansion, Out of Control

When is enough enough? "Never" if you are the US government -- heck its just more deficit spending and money wasted --

Under attack: Depth of federal arms race should surprise, shock citizenry « "....“There’s no question there’s been a proliferation of police units at the federal level,” said Tim Lynch, director of the Project On Criminal Justice for the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank based in Washington, D.C. “To me, it’s been a never-ending expansion, a natural progression, if you will, of these administrative agencies always asking for bigger budgets and a little bit more power.” It’s been estimated the U.S. has some 25,000 sworn law enforcement officers in departments not traditionally associated with fighting crime. According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and in a tabulation compiled by the Wall Street Journal in 2011, 3,812 criminal investigators are working in areas other than the U.S. departments of Treasury, Justice, Defense and Homeland Security...."


Monday, April 7, 2014

Detroit Pension Looting, part 2

The Looting of Detroit’s Pensions — The American Magazine: " . . . Public employee pensions also need better oversight. Unlike corporate pensions, public plans are unregulated except by the governments that sponsor them. And many pension trustees are either union representatives or the appointees of politicians who gained office through union support, giving a fox-regulating-the-henhouse aspect to pension oversight. Pension boards are anything but neutral players in the current debates over pension reform. While pension governance is complex, simple changes — such as making employees help pay off unfunded liabilities, as Nevada’s pensions do — would align incentives toward better management. Detroit’s pensions present a lesson: public employees won’t turn down a good deal. It’s elected officials who have to learn to say no."