The Anti-Communitarian League:
Grassroots Research & Analysis of the Ultimate Third Way

Banking and Finance

by Niki Raapana This page is under construction

The economic theories endorsed by the communitarians are numerous, and not designed to be understood by novices like us. The ties between banking, finance, and government includes every aspect of the dialectical "wars." We will be tackling the U.S. banking and federal reserve piece by piece.

For now, we recommend the research of Bob Schultz, Catherine Austin Fitts, Michael Ruppert, David Chiang (who introduced us to Prudent Bears' Doug Noland), and Peter Myers.

The Institute for Communications Resources is an innovative, sustainable solution that introduces a new kind of paradigm into the left v. right conflict. Want ideas on how we can legally and morally live outside the jurisdiction of corrupt U.S. courts and lawbreakers, right now? The ACL has purposely avoided the entire sovereignty "movement" because it appeared to be a mixed bag of desperate tricks. For another view, here's an article at Peter Myers' site, Michael Hudson on tax havens ("Offshore Banking Centers"); F. William Engdahl on the politics of the Gold Standard; Henry C.K. Liu on Trade Deficit, Loss of Manufacturing, and GDP Growth. It's time to study all possible solutions.

Crack the IRS Code.

Financial Sense.com, uncommon news for the wise investor.

China's Deliberate Economic Attack on America by Addison Wiggen. This article suggests there are ways to protect American money during the coming collapse. "Roger W. Robinson Jr -- head of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission -- gave this testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives back in October 2003. He laid out the Chinese blueprint for undermining the U.S. economy: ° First, they devalue their currency by as much as 40% , ° Then they issue tariffs on foreign goods, ° They cut foreign firms off from local marketing channels, ° They chaperone and handpick partners for international joint ventures, ° They give preferential loans to their own factories from state banks, ° Chinese companies get privileged listing on the Chinese stock market, ° Chinese companies get special tax breaks not available to foreigners."

USA Today posts : Deficit to be largest ever, CBO predicts WASHINGTON (AP) — "This year's federal deficit should exceed $300 billion — the largest ever — as the government's fiscal outlook grew grimmer thanks to surging defense spending and declining revenue, the Congressional Budget Office said. "

Depression2.TV The Most Complete Chronicle of the Second Great Depression.

For Release.com posts a "NEWSWEEK MEDIA LEAD SHEET/ISSUES 2004: 'Power: Who's Got It Now'," December 2003-February 2004.

Who Benefits From Free Trade, and How?, by Robert P.Murphy, January 23, 2004. Murphy argues for free trade.

The Historical Schools of Economics: German and English .

Community, Reform, and Ambition: Richard Ely and the Makings of Modern Economics by Gerald Friedman, UMass, Amherst, Feb, 2003. This starts off beautifully, I've just begun studying it, NR-Feb 3, 2004

Remarks by Chairman Alan Greenspan Before the Bundesbank Lecture 2004, Berlin, Germany, January 13, 2004. "Globalization has altered the economic frameworks of both developed and developing nations in ways that are difficult to fully comprehend. Nonetheless, the largely unregulated global markets do clear and, with rare exceptions, appear to move effortlessly from one state of equilibrium to another. It is as though an international version of Adam Smith's "invisible hand" is at work."

David Chiang sent this rebuttal to Greenspan from Prudent Bear out on Peter Meyer's elist. International Perspective, by Marshall Auerback- Greenspan Gives Himself An Unjustified Pat On The Back, January 13, 2004. "There is currently a $3 trillion dollar bubble in the housing market, which when it breaks could have an effect similar to the bursting of the stock market bubble. Mr. Greenspan has encouraged the growth of this bubble by publicly denying its existence. [NP] But this unprecedented run-up in home prices -- more than 40 percentage points above the overall rate of inflation over the last 8 and a half years -- has no plausible explanation other than being the result of a speculative bubble. Mr. Greenspan should tell the truth about this bubble -- this time before, rather than after, it has done its damage." -Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (www.cepr.net) in Washington, D.C.

George Washington University Institute for Communitarian Studies presents: Communitarian Economics, by Norton Garfinkle. Garfinkle gives a new slant to the "libertarian-communitarian divide", he calls it a Totalitarian-Libertarian divide: "Communitarian philosophy provides a value-centered guide to defining society’s common goals. Communitarian philosophy holds a centrist position on the social order that mediates between totalitarianism and libertarianism. Totalitarianism argues that the collectivity in the form of the nation state has superior needs and objectives and that individuals exist only to serve these collective needs. Libertarianism argues that the autonomous individual stands at the center of the philosophic universe and the larger community can make no legitimate demands on the individual except those necessary to maintain civil order. Communitarians seek to mediate the tension between these two forces of extreme autonomy and extreme centralized authority based upon their understanding that societies remain healthy only so long as they effectively provide a balance between the centrifugal forces of autonomy and the centripetal force of centralized authority."

Communitarian Economics, Reviewed by Mike Kaulbars From Mondragon to America: Experiments in Community Economic Development, By Greg MacLeod, University College of Cape Breton Press, Sydney, N.S., 1997, At Octopus Books for $24.95

Here's a site devoted to studying the voluntary Mondragon cooperative, Escape From Capitalism

Al Roth's game theory and experimental economics page. Al Roth is the George Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, and in the Harvard Business School. Al Roth's page appears to be a great place to begin studying the real game.

We The People Foundation is suing the federal government to Restore Constitutional Order. Their Right to Petition Lawsuit and their 4 petitions are a concise overview of American's specific and documented contentions with the the Federal Income Tax, the IRS, the Federal Reserve, the War Powers Clause and The Patriot Act. These are class action lawsuits... Americans are invited to consider signing on. (Note: almost ALL U.S. tax resistance is identified by the ADL to be related to conspiracy theory, militia groups, or hate-related. WTP proves the ADL to be more than just wrong about Americans. For a good example of what is determined to be a "conspiracy theory" site, go to Federal-Reserve.net. Like some theorists, they actually provide verification for their "theory.")

International Economics: Unlocking the Mysteries of Globalization, by Jeffrey Sachs, Boston Theological Institute.

US dares a trade war, By John Berthelsen,November 21,2003, in the Asia Times Online.

Solari Action Network teaches us where the money went and how we can get it back. Where Is The Money? Campaign.

President Kennedy, the Federal Reserve and Executive Order 11110, by Cedric X, From The Final Call, Vol15, No.6, on January 17, 1996 (USA)

IMF’s Four steps to Damnation, by Joseph Stiglitz (UK) 29th April, 2001 by Gregory Palast , posted on Jubilee Research. (Stiglitz is ex-chief economist of the World Bank)

Impact of declining US capital inflows, By Hussain Khan, November 22, 2003 in the Asia Times Online.

Halliburton scores big off Iraq: Size, scope of work greater than previously disclosed, By Michael Dobbs THE WASHINGTON POST, august 28, 2003. "Halliburton, the company formerly headed by Vice President Cheney, has won contracts worth more than $1.7 billion out of Operation Iraqi Freedom and stands to make hundreds of millions more dollars under a no-bid contract awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to newly available documents."

www.Prudent Bear.com offers investment advice and market analysis.

Investment Espionage And The White House Bush Administration Links To Pre-9/11 Insider Trading by Tom Flocco * Tuesday, July 16, 2002

'High-Risk' Finance at the Federal Level,Posted Aug. 21, 2003,By Kelly Patricia O Meara, Insight Magazine.com.

In "A DIFFERENT FORM OF CAPITALISM" [posted by [Bilderberg.org] , by Dale Keiger. Writing a letter to a U.S. Senator (for Johns Hopkins Magazine?), he examines the role of psychological warfare in the whole banking-world-war triangle. This letter discusses the role of the Council on Foreign Relations: "CFR member Nitze's "Not-Sees" are using American Tax-payer dollars to keep the American's in a state of controlled insanity and eternal war." This link comes from a site under constant assault for posting considerable documentation and verifiable alternative-revisionist knowledge (so we'll make a back-up copy in ACL archives).

Here's a few recommended books from Peter's elist:

5) Antony Sutton’s books

Date: Sat, 3 May 2003 08:02:54 -0400 From: "Vyzygoth III"

If you haven't encountered Antony C. Sutton's work, you can read three very informative works at the below address. {Studies in Reformed Theology} Click on "SRT" then scroll down that page to the last threel istings: Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler, The Best Enemy Money Can Buy. ... Our Library carries Wall Street and FDR.


Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution is at http://www.reformed-theology.org/html/books/bolshevik_revolution/index.html

The Best Enemy Money Can Buy is at http://www.reformed-theology.org/html/books/best_enemy/index.html

Wall St & the Rise of Hitler is athttp://www.reformed-theology.org/html/books/wall_street/index.html


Yes, I have many of Sutton's books, including his 3 volume study on the building of the Soviet economy by Western companies as contractors.

I think he's right in many ways, but not in every way.

For example, there's good evidence that the Bolshevik Government was created by Jews: http://users.cyberone.com.au/myers/russell.html

and http://users.cyberone.com.au/myers/wilton.html

Sutton may have thought so, but he knew he could not say so directly.

He implies that Wall St is monolithic, funding opposites (USSR, NaziGermany) so that they can fight it out and reach a predestined conclusion.

More likely in my opinion, is that Wall St itself has factions. The Jewish faction (Schiff) probably funded the Bolsheviks, although I have seen no firm proof of this.

An anti-Communist faction may have funded the Nazis.

Another view is that the Nazis were only funded after Stalin got power;i.e. after Jews lost control in Moscow.

World War II could well have been won by the Nazis. I don't believe that Wall St financiers could have seen the outcome clearly in advance, as Sutton implies.

Sutton says that these same Wall St people are now building up China, in order to engage it in war with the US.

Too much of Sutton's stuff looks plausible in retrospect. After the event, we know who came to war.

Before the event, we know that war is possible with any of several countries. That doesn't mean that we cut off relations with all of them... stop trade etc.

But AFTER the war, critics might argue that we should have done so earlier, on the ground that we were heading for war. That's taking the later fact of war into account, as if it could have been known before the war.



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