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

Thursday, January 21, 2010

So Why is the Fed So Desperate to Keep Maiden Lane III Details Secret?

from Naked Capitalism website. Yves Smith critiques the information contained in a Bloomberg report that casts further shadows on the Federal Reserve and its attempts to cover up the AIG and counter-party generous bailouts.