In a Tapeworm Economy, a small group of insiders consolidate political and economic power at the expense of people, living things, and our environment in a manner that destroys real wealth. A Tapeworm Economy is one in which it is considered acceptable to make money from doing things that cause the Popsicle Index to go down. Those who achieve money and power by driving the Popsicle Index down are considered socially acceptable, even admired. In investment terms, it is an economy with a negative return on investment.
It is parasitic in nature.
The first step in moving to financial intimacy is to reduce our complicity and to navigate away from The Tapeworm. The second step is to identify opportunities to reduce risks and shift power and resources in decentralizing ways to ourselves, our family and our network and to a wider world that represent excellence and sound investments of our time and money.
To take these steps, it helps to see The Tapeworm clearly and how Tapeworm political and financial interests --- both overt and covert -- are woven throughout our lives, our networks and assets.
Catherine Austin Fitts has collaborated with reporters, researchers, and publishers to illuminate the financing and mechanics of The Tapeworm Economy. A selection of Catherine's published articles and interviews is listed below:
The Tapeworm Economy: Articles and Interviews
Case Study of Tapeworm Economics:
Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. and the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
Audio Seminars and Interview Archives Available Through The Solari Report:
The Solari Report
Mapping the Real Deal Column in Scoop Media:
Catherine Austin Fitts – The Real Deal
Introducing The Tapeworm and Tapeworm Economics
Risks Created by Tapeworm Economics
1. Our Children's Popsicle Index is Falling
2. Our Natural Resources are Threatened by Privitization and Environmental Threats
3. Financial Markets are Manipulated
4. Our Pension Funds and Retirement Savings are Being Drained
5. Our Jobs, Small Businesses, and Farms are Being Drained
6. Our Cultural and Spiritual Vitality is Being Drained
7. Corporate Media is Part of the Tapeworm
8. Universities and Foundations are Operating as Investment Syndicates to Support the Tapeworm
9. Suppression of Energy, Healthcare, and Other Sustainable Technology
10. Perpetual War: $1 Trillion per Year on Global Military Spending
11. Centralized Governments, Banks, and Corporations are Engaging in Criminal Partnerships
The Missing Money:
12. "Dirty Tricks" Are Compromising Our Personal and Collective Sovereignty
Black Budget and Money Trails