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Too Big To Fail Banks Can Keep Your Money If They Fail

Michael Lazar | Posted 03.25.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

Can too big to fail banks really take your money if things go sour and leave you screwed without access to your cash? The short answer: without the p...

New Rules: Cyprus-style Bail-ins to Take Deposits and Pensions

Ellen Brown | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Ellen Brown

Rather than reining in the massive and risky derivatives casino, the new rules prioritize the payment of banks' derivatives obligations to each other, ahead of everyone else.

Let's 'Bail-In' Now!...Why Wait?

Martin Shapiro | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

Had we issued separate bond series for domestic and international consumption, then, maybe, we could default on the domestic issues and hold the foreigners harmless.

What We Could Do With a Postal Savings Bank: Infrastructure That Doesn't Cost Taxpayers a Dime

Ellen Brown | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Ellen Brown

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is the nation's second largest civilian employer after Walmart. Although successfully self-funded throughout its long h...

The Leveraged Buyout of America

Ellen Brown | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Ellen Brown

Giant banks are buying up our country's infrastructure -- the power and supply chains that are vital to the economy. Aren't there rules against that? And where are the banks getting the money?

The Detroit Bail-in Template: Fleecing Pensioners to Save the Banks

Ellen Brown | Posted 10.06.2013 | Detroit
Ellen Brown

In Cyprus, the depositors were "bailed in" (stripped of a major portion of their deposits) to re-capitalize the banks. In Detroit, it is the municipal workers who are being bailed in, stripped of a major portion of their pensions to save the banks.