“If you let the [US] government into medicine, they will destroy it” ~ Dr. William T. Fitts, Jr., Professor of Surgery, in 1965, upon passage of legislation authorizing Medicare.

By Catherine Austin Fitts

The United States spends $9,451 per person per year on health care as of 2015. This figure is significantly higher than the figure for any other country in the world. It’s almost 40% more than for Switzerland, the country that spends the second-most money per person.

The United States spends more than twice per person than does Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, or the United Kingdom.  Despite this tsunami of money, the United States ranks thirtieth among countries in life expectancy. This rating compares to that of Japan (first), Switzerland (second), Australia (third), Italy (fourth), France (ninth), and the United Kingdom (twentieth).

Health care expenditures in the United States have risen from 7% to 17% of GNP, threatening the financial health of retirement systems and households, and contributing to greater inequality.  At the same time, this explosion of costs has fueled a rising US stock market lead by health care stocks and contributed significantly to local employment and real estate markets. The harsh reality is that capital gains on stock market and real estate is also a significant source of political contributions.

As the US Congress struggles with proposals to create a system that is both fair and economic, it faces a series of special interests that make such a change difficult without a revolutionary shift in consciousness and change in the wider economy.

A US health care system that is both fair and economic will require change in the behavior of citizens and in many health-related industries, such as agriculture, pharmaceuticals, insurance, telecommunications, and media, and in such covert operations as narcotics trafficking and global spraying.

Jon Rappoport of  No More Fake News joins me this week to review the challenges facing the US health system. Jon has spent decades investigating medicine, the health sciences and the health care system. His body of writings – much of it captured in his two excellent collections The Matrix Revealed and Exit From the Matrix – reflect some of the most powerful insight available.

I hope this discussion will inspire you to contribute to the shift in conciousness that will result in breakthrough change – to take charge of your health and gain the knowledge you need to successfully navigate health-related systems to enjoy both excellent physical and financial health.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news from Hong Kong. I just arrived in this remarkable city on Saturday after a glorious month in Australia.  Please make sure to post or e-mail your questions for Ask Catherine.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review the 9-part Truth About Cancer documentary by Ty Bollinger that includes many interviews of excellent physicians and health-care professionals around the world who are truly inspiring.

Talk to you Thursday!


The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.” ~Sir Winston S. Churchill

By Catherine Austin Fitts

The Saker joins me this Thursday for our quarterly Solari Report on the emerging multipolar world.

The intensity of multiple events impacting global security continues to rise. This report is a longer-than-usual, in-depth discussion of the unraveling of the unipolar world and of the drumbeats of war.

Topics include:

  • Events in Syria and Middle East, including the Trump’s meetings and the Saudi alliance actions against Qatar;
  • The French elections;
  • President Trump’s unusual behavior at the G-7 meeting and the Vatican;
  • Response to the cancellation of the Paris Accord;
  • Developments in North Korea;
  • Duterte and the Philippines;
  • The politics of recent terrorist attacks throughout the world;
  • The evolution of US foreign policy and related military deployment.


I asked the question in the 1st Quarter Wrap Up, “Can a new US administration maintain a prosperous economy without more debt, crime and war?” Events since that time indicate that the entire world is struggling with this question as so many nations seek security and private interests seek profit in a manner that diminishes global security.  For some, insecurity is great for power and profit as the global economy slows and productivity stalls.

It is always a pleasure to have a professional military and intelligence analyst like the Saker join me on the Solari Report. This report is especially insightful.

I will cover current geopolitical and market events in Money & Markets. Keep the questions coming for Ask Catherine by e-mail or post in the subscriber comment section on the website.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will discuss The Circle which was just recommended by our cultural scout in our new “Food for Your Soul” column.

Talk to you Thursday!

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Related Reading:

Trump and the bubbles from a sunken (old) world” by Saker

The Emerging Multipolar World Series with the Saker:



“In our society, growing food yourself has become the most radical of acts. It is truly the only effective protest, one that can-and will-overturn the corporate powers that be. By the process of directly working in harmony with nature, we do the one thing most essential to change the world-we change ourselves!” ~ Jules Dervaes

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on the Solari Report, Harry Blazer is speaking with Anais Dervaes of Urban Homestead as the Dervaes family announces the launch of its new podcast series on June 13th.  We have featured the work of the Dervaes family before with its documentary short Homegrown Revolution:

One thing you heard in our latest Solari Report on EMF radiation is to get your feet on some dirt, your face in the sun, and your mind and body closer to nature. Here is an opportunity to do so – and to address the challenge of falling food quality and rising food prices. The Urban Homestead podcasts and workshops are designed to inspire and help you get started.

For those of us who don’t have the time or knack for gardening, the Urban Homestead story and resources are an inspiration for rebuilding our local food providers with our purchases – to shop at our local farmers markets or direct from local farms and CSAs, and to support restaurants and grocery stores that do. We can encourage our local hospitals and governments to do the same with institutional and school purchases. We can encourage our local bank or credit union to be supportive of rebuilding local food sources.

In Money & Markets this week I will be speaking to you from Sydney, Australia and will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news, including America’s withdrawal from the Paris Accord. Make sure to post or e-mail your questions for Ask Catherine.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I recommend American Epic a superb three part series narrated by Robert Redford and published by PBS.

PBS describes:

“In the 1920s, as radio took over the pop music business, record companies were forced to leave their studios in major cities in search of new styles and markets. Ranging the mountains, prairies, rural villages, and urban ghettos of America, they discovered a wealth of unexpected talent. The recordings they made of all the ethnic groups of America democratized the nation and gave a voice to everyone. Country singers in the Appalachians, Blues guitarists in the Mississippi Delta, Gospel preachers across the south, Cajun fiddlers in Louisiana, Tejano groups from the Texas Mexico border, Native American drummers in Arizona, and Hawaiian musicians were all recorded. For the first time, a woman picking cotton in Mississippi, a coal miner in Virginia or a tobacco farmer in Tennessee could have their thoughts and feelings heard on records played in living rooms across the country. It was the first time America heard itself.”

American Epic is a joyous reminder of the talent and power which exists within us  – we find it when we listen to each other. Congratulations to an all-star cast of producers, directors and artists for a decade long commitment to capture and document this untold story.

Talk to you Thursday!

The Solari Food Series:

Introducing the Solari Food Series

Vital Soils, The Foundation of Life, Part I

Pioneering Urban Farms with Will Allen

Vital Soils, the Foundation of Life, Part II

The Future of Biodynamic and Organic Farming

Francois Vecchio – Charcutier, Salumiere, Wurstmeister

A Culinary History of Christmas








“There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our.”~ William Shakespeare

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on The Solari Report, Daniel Estulin joins me from Canada to discuss the Bilderberg Group meeting in Chantilly, Virginia from June 1-4, 2017. (Agenda TopicsParticipants)

What is the Bilderberg Group’s agenda? What will their decisions mean to the Trump Administration, to the global financial system and the politics of scapegoating and starting a war with Russia?

Daniel Estulin is the best selling author of The True Story of the Bilderberg Group and has just premiered his new documentary on the Bilderberg Group.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news. Make sure to e-mail or post your questions for Ask Catherine.

For Let’s Go to the Movies, check out the documentary on The Rockefellers –  it’s good background for Daniel’s comments on the influence of the Rockefeller interests on the America and geopolitics.

Talk to you Thursday!