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Interest Rate Hike – Archaic Financial Thinking? (Part 2 of 2)

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Touch the Soil News #261 This is the second part of an opinion piece by Benjamin Gisin. It is true a ¼% hike in interest rates is not going to topple the world. However, it is the mentality that money (capital) deserves a privileged advantage over humans and the environment that is becoming obsolete. At the heart of the discussion is inflation – when the cost of things spiral up too rapidly. Rather than providing people more purchasing power to keep up, the Fed’s plan is to push people down so that they can’t spend and thus – through a collapse of purchasing power – prices come down. How do…

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Interest Rate Hike – Archaic Financial Thinking? (Part 1 of 2)

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Touch the Soil News #259 This is an opinion piece by Benjamin Gisin. While Congress debates whether the nation’s poorest workers should receive an increase in wages, the Federal Reserve moved to give investor’s an increase in income without representation by those who must foot the bill for that increase. We’ve been taught inflation must be curbed by raising interest rates. How can adding more cost to the economy (increasing the cost of debt) fight inflation? An increase in interest rates disproportionately affects the “debtors” of America most of whom are not contributing to inflation, but are being punished for inflation. Most people and businesses owe more money than they…

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Dollars, Hunger & Banking

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Touch the Soil News #195 Peter Puffin, Freddie Frog and Banker Bob explore the twilight zone of money and hunger. They uncover aspects of dollars that are absent from our school curriculums and public debates. Have fun examining your own financial IQ. The world of food and hunger provide the perfect setting for Peter, Freddie and Banker Bob to do their exploring. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Food and the Federal Reserve Bank

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Touch the Soil News #173 Few things are as obfuscating as the operations of the Federal Reserve Bank and how these processes are the cornerstones of Capitalism. Peter Puffin and Freddie Frog have invited Banker Bob to discuss just one aspect of the larger arena of operations – cash to buy food at the farmer’s market. All of the concepts presented are in exacting harmony with the Federal Reserve publication called “Modern Money Mechanics.” As is often said, “truth” can be stranger than fiction and as entertaining as well. While this short adventure of Peter and Freddie is not all inclusive of what goes on in the financial world. It…

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