While Republicans and Democrats are distracted by Hurricane Harvey, who is watching the “small items” marked for destruction, deregulation and budget cuts by the Trump administration? In a pique of disregard for Native Americans and the Public Good, the Secretary of the Interior intends to cut back on three monument designations, … More Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Wednesday We need Revenue! Say NO to budget cuts and eliminating consumer protections.
More assaults on Democracy favoring the Beleaguered Billionaires Club. Anything for them, nothing for we the People. That’s our new reality. The Lobbyists and Big Business are now installed as the heads of our Institutions. Our Question? Will they care for the needs of “we the People” or themselves? The potential … More Joyce: AmericaSpeaks Periscope@11am. Enemy of the People
Dear followers: In case of another Bank crisis, a question has been raised, ” Are depositors at risk?” Read the data, dear reader, and draw your own conclusions. Derivatives are an important part of the wind down. All trading in Derivatives would be stopped for one day as these trades are neutralized. However, they … More Joyce “America Speaks”: Derivatives ” weapons of Mass Destruction ” are bigger then in 2008!
Dear followers: Last week, Linda Larigan Cooper, a Periscope follower and friend, sent me an article written by Michael Snyder: Financial Armageddon Approaches:” US Banks have exposure to Derivatives.” Tune in at 11am. Let’s mobilize to #Tax Risk & Stop Inequality Let’s mobilize to protect unsecured creditors of Banks, better known as depositors. “the … More Joyce”America Speaks” Periscope @11am Derivatives “WMD”? others
Dear Followers: Have you read or heard the News today? They’re outraged over” On line Gambling”, but Social Security and Medicare defunding and decreases are no longer news? They’re outraged over every death in Israel. What about equal concern for the 80 million people in diaspora due to Climate events and War? Someone asked … More The Voice of Joyce: Changing the Conversation Periscope @11am
20 years ago, as I was peacefully driving through the Berkshires with a friend, we had a philosophical conversation about Democracy and Democratic values. To my partners surprise, I stated that the end of Democracy was Fascism. Not realizing then, 1995 , was the seminal year for the reversal of most of our laws that … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Have Corporate Rights replaced Democracy?
As the media diverts our attention once again from job creation and Obama ponders income inequality which his policies have exacerbated. Our attention is diverted by more articles then I can count: climate Change’s effects on Monarch Butterflies, penguins and polar bears; the rush to fracking without a means to transport gas products causing widespread … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Fear of risk is holding the Country hostage to ” bad ” policy
According to Thomas Hoenig, reporting in the FT 8/20/13, a Vice Chairman of the FDIC, ” recent research found no evidence that higher bank capital leads to lower volumes of loans over the long run. ” Given the magnitude of the Financial Crisis of 2008; does anyone really believe that greater capitalization of the … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: The Financial Times: Safe Banks/Economic Growth
This article in the NY Times DealBook captured my attention. /” Overhaul of Israel’s economy has lessons for the United States. ” There are lessons to be learned, though the scale of Israel’s problem never reached the level of inequality seen in the United States; it is a cautionary tale. “Per Steven Davidoff, of the … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: One Nation’s Pyramid is another’s Cartel
The facts, behind the Bi- Partisan/ Bah Humbug Post! The Volcker rule. Has been Implemented. 5 different regulators , 5 different interpretations. In this case , “nothing would have been better then something.” August Wilson‘s words to live by! They did worse then nothing they presented the appearance of having done something. Which is Bad … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: The facts behind the Bi-partisan agreement