We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Rothschild Family Wealth is Five Times that of World’s Top 8 Billionaires Combined
Frequently lists of the world's richest fail to include the Rothchild clan as was the case in the recent report published by Oxfam International. I've often wondered why this is. Could it be that they are so powerful that their data is kept hidden? Anyway, Davis's research shows how rich they really are, and with riches come power which we read even less about from most alternative sources.