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Note: most entries on this Website are in German. This is a list of the most-read English stories, only. Last updated, 10 April 2018.

A well-kept open secret: Washington is behind Inida’s brutal Experiment of abolishing most cash  (Jan 17)  223
Was it worth it? Concessions to Greece relative to the rejected draft of 16 February (Feb 15) 46*
The power of gold: Why Deutsche Bundesbank had to promise to leave 1200 tons in New York 41*
How India became Bill Gates’ guinea pig: A conspiracy as recounted by the main actors (Feb 17)  24*
Was it worth it for Schäuble? What did he gain by blocking Varoufakis’11 February proposal? (Feb 15) 20
More evidence of early US involvement in Indian demonetisation (Jan 17) 18*
IMF tells governments how to subvert public resistance against elimination of cash (Apr 17)  18*
 Modi, Yunus and the financial inclusion mafia (March 17 19 
A $500 bn pot of gold: How Boston Consulting and Google pushed Modi to end the era of cash (Jan 17) 15
Draghi insists on continuing the G30-scandal – new report is out (Oct 15) 13
   
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Economics as Superstructure: Presentation at the House of Lords (March 15) 7.8
George Soros’ INET: An institute to improve the world or a Trojan horse of the financial oligarchy? (March 14)  6.2

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Modi, Yunus and the financial inclusion mafia

The war on cash that is currently being waged in India and other developing countries is the culmination of a “financial inclusion”-campaign originating in the US in the 1990s. The purported goal and the US institutions pushing the agenda are the same as in two earlier financial-inclusion-drives, which have been thoroughly discredited: the subprime mortgage banking frenzy in the US and the microcredit-hype around Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank.

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Indian ministers and CEOs flock to the US to report to the digital colonizers

5. 03. 2017 To “prepare the next generation of world leaders”, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will hold its 2017 MIT India Conference, this time on “Digital India”. Members of the Indian government and CEOs are travelling to Cambridge to report on the “success” of the US inspired crackdown on the use of cash. As usual, the plight of the cash-using poor and the data-security and privacy nightmare resulting from mandatory biometric identification are unlikely to be discussed.

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The power of gold: Why Deutsche Bundesbank had to promise to leave 1200 tons in New York

With big fanfare, Deutsche Bundesbank announced on February 9 that ahead of plan they had repatriated 300 tons of gold from New York. This put a positive spin on a rather disturbing fact: 1236 tons of gold that is supposed to be part of Germany’s currency reserve will continue to be kept outside of German control in New York – indefinitely.

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How India became Bill Gates’ guinea pig: A conspiracy as recounted by the main actors

Microsoft’s Bill Gates is one of the richest and most influential people on earth. He announced in 2015 that his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was aiming at achieving full digitalization of the payment systems of India and other populous developing countries by 2018. This “financial inclusion” program for India dates back to well before Narendra Modi came to power. It was elevated to official US policy by Executive Order in 2012, because the President saw vital US security interests are at stake.

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A $500 bn pot of gold: How Boston Consulting and Google pushed Modi to end the era of cash

Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the omnipresent US-consulting company, and Google, the global data miner, issued a joint report in July 2016 on the “$500 bn Pot of Gold”, which is the Indian digital payment market. Even though the authors deny it, the report gives much reason to suspect that the authors knew that something radical was imminent from the Indian government. The report is remarkably honest about the aims of the whole exercise.

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The Group of Thirty might finally end its scandalous existence

The European Ombudswoman has announced that she will investigate the membership of the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, in the Group of Thirty. this is a shadowy forum of the most senior executives from large commercial banks and the most important central banks.The Group of Thirty meets behind closed doors without the press and without minutes taken. Some of the institutions are being supervised by the ECB. This group could come to an end, in its current form, if the EU-Ombudswoman finds fault with Draghi’s membership.

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