• TPP   Special Report: The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and Trade Promotion Authority

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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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…

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    The Vew from Above

    “I don’t think a tough question is disrespectful.”
    ~ Helen Thomas, UPI White House Press Corp

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    I arrived in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, on Monday. Kiwi’s – as New Zealander’s call themselves – are one of the most literate populations in the world. With four million people on a series of large and small beautiful islands, Kiwi’s are hard-working and intensely interested in their political, economic and cultural life.

    I came to Wellington to see Alastair Thompson. For sixteen-years, Alastair has led the remarkable independent news media site Scoop Media and its global networks of independent writers, researchers and journalists.

    Scoop Media covers the news – all the news – in New Zealand. Scoop’s day-to-day flow grew out of its coverage of the New Zealand legislature along with the national government and central bank.

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    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.

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    Scoop Media: Catherine Austin Fitts Lecture in New Zealand

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    Trans Pacific Trade

    A note from Catherine Austin Fitts: As the Obama Administration moves forward aggressively with the TPP, I felt it was important for Solari Report subscribers to have an introduction and overview of the basic facts and issues involved. After much searching, I could not find such a presentation, so I asked attorney Carolyn Betts to prepare one for the Solari Report. As always, Carolyn has done an excellent job of giving us an overview of a highly complex legal agreement – one that could have a profound impact on our work and lives. The fundamental issue at hand is whether the nations involved in TTP are going to be sovereign nations or whether we are going to introduce global government by using trade agreements to override national, state and local laws – often without the involvement, agreement and concurrence of the authorizing legislators – and do so in a format that gives large corporations extraordinary rights, making them superior in legal powers to people and governments.

    By Carolyn Betts, Esq.

    What is the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement?

    The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement is a proposed regional international trade agreement that has been under negotiation since 2005 among Pacific Rim nations, currently numbering the following twelve:

    Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, Vietnam

    According to US Trade Representative Michael Froman:

    “President Obama’s trade agenda is dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for American workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses. That’s why we are negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 21st century trade agreement that will boost U.S. economic growth, support American jobs, and grow Made-in-America exports to some of the most dynamic and fastest growing countries in the world.

    “As the cornerstone of the Obama Administration’s economic policy in the Asia Pacific, the Trans-Pacific Partnership reflects the United States’ economic priorities and values. The TPP not only seeks to provide new and meaningful market access for American goods and services exports, but also set high-standard rules for trade, and address vital 21st-century issues within the global economy.”

    An article in the Los Angeles Times says of the TPP:

    “…as attempts at global trade deals have faltered (such as the World Trade Organization’s Doha round), the Trans-Pacific Partnership is billed as an “open-architecture” document written to ease adoption by additional Asian nations, and to provide a potential template to other initiatives underway, like the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.”

    The devil is in the details, as they say. The most recent round of negotiations was held in Ottawa in July 2014. According to Wikipedia, there have been nineteen previous negotiating rounds.

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