• The Solari Report   The Solari Report is a prerecorded Interview, weekly briefing hosted by Catherine Austin Fitts and guests which takes place Thursday evenings at 9:00pm US Eastern time. Learn more...

    View SolariCast Videos   SolariCAST videos and audio podcasts feature highlights from live, Solari Report briefings. View recent SolariCast videos here...

      Solari e-Mail Updates arrive several times a month and feature Catherine Austin Fitts' commentary on the political economy. Subscribe to Solari Updates here...

  • In recent years there have been methods developed to decentralize investing. We take a close look at crowdfunding, the legal issues and dangers involved, and how to approach it as an entrepreneur. Crowdfunding is an important step forward in supporting both small and large efforts for the individual and groups alike.

    This Solari Special Report includes legal pathways to help navigate these new developments.

    Share

    As we look over the fiscal cliff into our financial abyss, now is a good time to “Come Clean” about the real state of our lives, our communities, and our economy, starting with the U.S. federal finances that flow deeply and intimately throughout every aspect of our lives.

    This Solari Special Report includes (22) challenges we must address to put our federal fiscal house in order.

    Share

    Fed’s Mester Says ‘Time Is Near’ for U.S. Interest-Rate Increase
    Bloomberg | 25 May 2015
    “very important” the Fed retain its independence in…

    Email Mistake Reveals Bank of England’s EU Exit Project
    Bloomberg | 23 May 2015
    Not make any reference to the forthcoming…

    Another Banker Found Dead
    Undernews | 23 May 2015
    Missing person’s…

    Share

    Ferguson Protesters Now Protesting Over Not Getting Paid
    Newsmax| 26 May 2015
    …stiffed the protesters, they launched a sit-in…

    Ukraine SITREP May 25th, by Duff: As Ukraine’s Debt Approaches GDP, Is Default Inevitable?
    The Saker | 25 May 2015
    What would a total default mean for…

    China Unveils Plans for Greater Naval Role Beyond Its Coasts
    Bloomberg | 25 May 2015
    Rapid military modernization “has the potential”…

    Leaked List Shows Ferguson Protesters Paid by Soros Front Group
    Infowars | 21 May 2015
    Missourians Organizing for Reform and…paid over…

    Share

    The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think
    Huffington Post | 16 May 2015
    Ever since then, I have been…

    Share

    Bullish call on Gold from HSBC as Its Chief Economist Stephen King Warns Global Economy on the Cusp of a Major Collapse
    Arabian Money | 21 May 2015
    Finally joined the gold…

    Wall Street’s Hot New Financial Product: Your Rent Check
    ‘Crypton | 20 May 2015
    Bundling some of them into a new…

    More Than 250 Tech Companies Release Letter To Congress Opposing Trans-Pacific Partnership
    Fastcoexist | 20 May 2015
    Would not remedy the utter lack of…

    Rigging of Foreign Exchange Market Makes Felons of Top Banks
    NY Times| 20 May 2015
    Enough to wipe out nearly all…

    Woman Sues Debt Collector, Wins $83 Million
    ST Louis Post Dispatch | 19 May 2015
    First thing consumers should do…

    Retail Store Closings and Bankruptcies – Most American Shoppers ‘Broke’
    Jesse’s Cafe Americain | 19 May 2015
    They will not even acknowledge that…

    (more...)

    Housing By The Numbers: Something Is Weird
    CNBC | 15 May 2015
    Recorded the highest volume of nonowner…

    Share

    I’ve Read Obama’s Secret Trade Deal. Elizabeth Warren Is Right to Be Concerned.
    Politico | 19 May 2015
    “Cleared advisors” like me are prohibited from…

    Wikileaks Releases BND-NSA Inquiry Transcripts of ‘Unclassified Sessions’
    DW | 12 May 2015
    Responsible for the injury of…

    The Odd History Of Why The Clintons Keep All Their Money In Cash
    Washington Post | 07 May 2015
    Sold all of…

    Share

    Breakthrough

    “Success doesn’t necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won’t win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling.” ~ Naveen Jain

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    Australian entrepreneur Mark Dansie travels the world evaluating new technology claims, implementing the chosen few and reporting on his website Revolution Green. He specializes in magnetic motor and HHO gas evaluations, but also reviews a wide range of energy and related technologies. I met Mark at the Global BEM conference and was impressed at his command of the practical issues involved in bringing a new technology to market.

    Mark’s catch phrase is “show me the data.” Previously, Mark studied Industrial Design at the Adelaide School of Arts, managed several commercial businesses at an Australian University including the Press, Communications and Internet company and served as CEO of a regional public housing company in Australia.

    Key points to consider from our discussion:

    • Patents can be your best friend or your worst enemy
    • There’s first to market and there’s fast to market
    • VC’s always want control. License the technology so that you control the IP – don’t sell the IP
    • The best approach is to raise capital and be quiet
    • Make friends with the people who may oppose you – cut them into the deal where you can
    • Consider making your profits on the application of technology rather than on the technology itself

    I asked Mark to join me on the Solari Report after getting a number of requests on how to handle the practical challenges of launching breakthrough technology projects. He was in the Philippines when we spoke and our call reception was less than ideal. We will get a printed transcript up for this report as soon as possible in the hopes that reading is easier.

    This is the last week of the month so we will not have a Money & Markets segment. I will be back next week, reporting from Sydney, Australia where I will be speaking on the subject of Planet Debt.

    Please join me on the Solari Report this week! You can learn more about becoming a subscriber here…

    Share

    “Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.”
    ~Leonardo da Vinci

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    Monday was one of the most inspiring days of my time “down under.” I had the opportunity to visit the Ficino School in Auckland. Ficino was founded in 1997 by leadership from the School of Philosophy.

    Ficino is named for Marsilio Ficino, an Italian scholar and priest who was one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the Italian Renaissance. A student and translator of Plato, Ficino emphasized the divinity and immortality of Man’s soul and the personal relationship between Man and God.

    The morning started with the assembly of all 98 students from grades 1-8 lead by principal Peter Crompton. The students recited the school values:

    • Speak the truth
    • Obey lawful direction
    • Respect all
    • Learn to be responsible and be responsible to learn
    • Practice what is good with resilience and courage

    (more…)

    Share

    Executive Mansion
    Washington, Nov. 21, 1864

    To Mrs. Bixby, Boston, Mass.
    Dear Madam,

    I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle.

    I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.

    I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.

    Yours very sincerely and respectfully
    A. Lincoln

    Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.

    Share

    Catherine-Austin-Fitts-event

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    A wonderful audience turned out yesterday to support the Ficino Educational Trust lecture series at the University of Auckland Business School. I gave a presentation on the re-balancing of the global economy. A fascinating Q&A period followed.  The conversation continued with a smaller group over dinner.

    (Learn more about my visit to the Ficino School here.)

    I promised to post the slides as well as the audio of the lecture/Q&A as soon at it is ready and related links that came up in the Q&A and dinner discussion.

    Much thanks to the brilliant and charming Louis Boulanger  for organizing this event and to Scoop Media for helping to promote.

    Audio with Slides:

    Some Stats to Think About:

    According to the World Bank, the Chinese per capita income was $314. The US per capita income was 76X greater, or $23,954. As of 2013, China per capital income had increased by 22X to $6,807, while the US had doubled to $53,042, or 8X the Chinese.

    Announcement

    Scoop Media: Catherine Austin Fitts Lecture in New Zealand

    Solari Report Resources:

    (more…)

    Share

    View older posts