Influence

A Brave New World or a Braver World of Whistleblowers

I am inspired today.  I always know when I am as there is just one continuous flow as I work.  Virtually no pause.   I feel Pink Floyd will be a channel for the feeling of many.

I love the dove in the beginning that turns into a dark eagle.  Clearly… Continue reading

Were Freemasons Influencing Police in Britain?

I just felt to look into freemasonry.  I am wondering about their influence.  This is an article from The Guardian.  The core issues are secrecy, rituals and association is membership thicker than crime?

 

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/xw589j/its-not-just-westminster-where-freemasons-still-have-influence

It’s Not Just Westminster Where Freemasons Still Have Influence

For half a century, police forces in Britain… Continue reading

Does Goldman Sachs “the firm” Run the World?

The videos below provide insights into how Goldman Sachs “the firm” works and its influence.  This is in the public interest.

Gordon Gecko came to mind it seems an accurate portrayal of what happens to young people, not only in the financial industry but is a feature of business and its incessant need for… Continue reading

Corporate Lobbyists Purchasing the Voice of Politicians

https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/dealing-dominance-corporate-lobbyists

Dealing With the Dominance of Corporate Lobbyists

In an era of “toothless” rules, the best fix might be as simple as paying congressional staffers more.
  • A statue of George Washington | Reuters/Joshua Roberts
High turnover rates prohibit congressional aides from developing adequate expertise on complex issues. | Reuters/Joshua Roberts

Imagine you’re a busy… Continue reading

Rhodes Scholars with Enormous Influence

 
Oxford is interesting.  I visited Oxford when in London and Cambridge.  I was reflecting on economists and privilege.
 
http://www.bankableinsight.com/power-elite-rhodes-scholars-with-enormous-influence.html
 
You may have heard of the Rhodes Scholar program, but do you know what it is? It’s a scholarship which boasts an alumni… Continue reading

Have International Banks Taken Over Australia?

There are important questions regarding the backgrounds of leaders in this country.  Is it ethical to have leaders coming from multinational companies, particularly companies that have been found to be unethical.  I think of Donald Rumsfeld who was the former Defense Secretary in the US who was the former CEO of Halliburton who… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

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