1st Quarter Wrap Up: 2014

1st Quarter Wrap-Up

“I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.”
~Elvis Presley

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Oh, good! It’s time for the 1st Quarter Wrap Up.

For those of us in the United States, the first quarter is a time when businesses file taxes and we prepare our individual taxes for filing in April. It is a time of accountability, a time to balance the books. We make an enormous investment in supporting government, but how is that investment working? There are lessons to be learned as we do our calculations and send off our checks.

This week, I will cover the performance of financial markets over the first quarter and examine how capital flows relate to the most important trends and stories. This includes the growing tension in our financial relationship with government.

Our theme for 2014 is “break away.” I will touch on the steps we can take to create our own future instead of contributing to a vision, which serves the interests of central control.

Because the government which collects our taxes is listening to our phone calls and tracking our financial transactions, I will review The Lives of Others (German: Das Leben der Anderen) in Let’s Go to the Movies. This is a 2006 German film about the monitoring of East Germans by the Stasi, an East German secret police force, before the unification of Germany.

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