Summary: An important article at Harper's, one every American should read, about the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS), created in 1995 by the banks to circumvent property and mortgage laws in the US. “What’s happened is that, almost overnight, we’ve switched from democracy in real-property recording to oligarchy in real-property recording. There was no court … Continue reading An important article to read about another example of the fading rule of law in America
Summary: Weakness always produces aggression by the strong, and we have chosen to be weak. In America the mode of conflict is information. Conservatives have worked long and hard on their information programs (aka propaganda). Their decades of skillfully conducted work have earned large rewards, advancement of their policies to the benefit our ruling elites. This … Continue reading More use of the big lie: shifting the blame for the housing crisis
Summary: Among our most serious problems is the success of well-funded engines of propaganda at manipulating public opinion, making effective public policy reforms almost impossible. Here we examine one example, convincing Americans that the government caused the housing bubble. This is a follow-up to Facts are an obstacle to the reform of America and Who should we blame … Continue reading Who caused the housing crisis? Why do people not believe all the studies?