A Public Bank Option – Safer, Local and Half the Cost (PUBLIC FINANCE)

Publisher’s Note: Phil Murphy, a former banker and contender in New Jersey’s race for governor, made a state-owned bank a centerpiece of his platform. With his gubernatorial victory on November 7, the nation’s second state-owned bank in a century could… Continue Reading

Amazon Monster and Vermont’s Economic Future (PUBLIC FORUM)

Amazon has quietly positioned itself at the center of a growing share of our daily transactions. Today, two-thirds of all U.S. households are subscribed to the membership program Amazon Prime, more than half of all online shopping searches start directly… Continue Reading

Why a Vermont Public Bank? 7 Good Reasons. (Plan ‘V’)

A public bank in Vermont will create more than 2,500 new Vermont jobs. A public bank would increase Gross State Product by up to $324 million, generating community development statewide. Public banking would save Vermont around $100 million in annual… Continue Reading

How Has The Geology Of Vermont Affected Its Character? (BRAVE LITTLE STATE)

From metamorphic rock to the Ice Age to rich agricultural soil to “farmer power” to successful passage of a progressive income tax – all in 30 minutes, with New Hampshire as a foil. Jeezum Crow – this is radio at… Continue Reading

“The Geoengineering Prospect – Full Spectrum Dominance.” (Our Geoengineering Age, Part 7)

Publisher’s Note: This is the seventh installment in our geoengineering series. Our skies are our most visible and vital global Commons, and they are under siege by powerful forces we are just beginning to understand. Our Geoengineering Age series tells the… Continue Reading

Trump and #Vexit – A Decentralist Perspective

Trump is a decentralist dream. Let’s hope he succeeds in destroying the federal government. Then we can start over where the Articles of Confederation left off before they were replaced by the US Constitution in 1788. “Progressives” who are in… Continue Reading

Vermont’s Bernie Sanders: “Sheepdog” for US Empire (Black Agenda Report)

“The United States is the imperial superpower, the main military aggressor on the planet. Its rulers must be deprived of the political ability to spend trillions on war, and to kill millions, or they will always use the ‘necessity’ of… Continue Reading