The Fed, The Housing Crises and How to Fund Sustainable Housing

What is Sustainable Housing? 

There are two components: physically sustainable and financially sustainable. Physically sustainable means our housing stock renewal is in line with resource renewal and that it is energy-efficient.

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How to Fund a Single Payer System

What is a Single Payer System? 

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By Jamie Walton, 11/13/2014

It is an understanding that good health care is a basic human right and that having a healthy population is essential for a healthy economy and the well-being of everyone in society.  Everyone benefits from having healthy people around them rather than sick people around them, therefore it’s in everyone’s interest to have is a health care system that treats everyone with the best possible health care.  A good health care system is a  public good like a good road system because everyone benefits simply from it being there, no matter how much they use it directly themselves.

To solve the health care crises we need to fully fund our health care system all the way from primary care to tertiary care.  The National Emergency Employment Defense (NEED) Act provides for investment priorities in Title V, including for health care in Section 508:

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The Fed, Capitalism and Sovereign Currency

What is the Fed?  What is Capitalism?  What is Sovereign Currency?

By Jamie Walton, October 13, 2014

First it’s most important to define terms. What is the Fed?

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The Fed is what we call the Federal Reserve System.  It consists of a Board of Governors in Washington D.C. and 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks.  The Board of Governors is an “independent governmental agency” which comes under the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government.  The 12 Federal Reserve Banks are “nongovernmental organizations, set up similarly to private corporations” in that they have stock which is held by each of the private banks in their district that are members. (http://www.frbsf.org/education/teacher-resources/what-is-the-fed/structure)

The Fed is not owned by a few wealthy Americans and Europeans.  That is nothing more than a “conspiracy theory” and should be disregarded.  For more detailed information, see:http://www.monetary.org/is-the-federal-reserve-system-a-governmental-or-a-privately-controlled-organization/2008/02

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