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Crowdfunding, What it Means to You - Sept. 19

By Catherine Austin Fitts

With incomes falling and unemployment rising, there are compelling economic reasons to improve the ability of entrepreneurs to finance start-ups. After all, if non-accredited investors are free to buy lottery tickets, why can’t they invest in their friends and neighbor’s businesses? Yes, we can all buy stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange. But why can’t we have stock exchanges for our city or county? Or for our online networks?

Well, now we it looks like a time is coming when we can using crowdfunding.

Crowdfunding began with websites aggregating lots of small contributions from many people to support artists and software developers. The extraordinary success of these efforts persuaded Congress to pass the JOBS Act in 2012. The SEC is expected to promulgate regulations this winter, dramatically relaxing the obstacles to raising money for small business and start ups. Crowdfunding is not only expected to grow in America; similar efforts are percolating in Europe, Asia, and around the globe.

Before the rush starts, let’s get ready by understanding what is going to happen and what it means to you.

What does crowdfunding mean for entreprenuers? What does it mean for investors? What does it mean for the way our financial markets work? What does it mean for the strength of the economy? Why are the most powerful financial interests on the planet promoting it? What are the opportunities? And what are the risks?

Whatever crowdfunding is, good or bad, this will be a significant shift of money and economic flow.

This also means the fraudsters will be out in full force – along with thousands if not millions of entrepreneurs – all vying for your attention and investment dollar.

I hope you’ll join us for this week’s special briefing for subscribers on crowdfunding. If you want to subscribe, you can do so here. In response to subscriber requests, I will be posting a collection of our resources on venture capital, Solari Circles and community venture funds.

BIG NEWS - starting this week Money & Markets will move to a pre-recorded format. The audio will be posted on Thursday evening. We will add the audio to the slides in video format to be posted on Friday. We think this will significantly enhance the quality of your listening experience.

This Thursday, in Money & Markets I will cover financial markets and geopolitics. Please post your questions for Ask Catherine at the blog or e-mail to the special address posted on your Subscriber Resource page.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Start Up Kids. When the Icelandic economy collapsed in 2008, Vala Halldorsdottir and Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir founded their first company. Next, they decided to make a documentary about young web enterprenuers around the world in the hopes of inspiring other young people to start their own companies.

Stay tuned… lots of good things are unfolding this week on The Solari Report!


From The Blog

Sept 19
Coming Clean, Crowdfunding

Sept 26
A Jon Rappoport Report

Oct 3
3rd Quarter Wrap-up

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Larry Summers Withdraws Name From Fed Consideration
Lawrence H. Summers, the former Treasury secretary and senior White House economic adviser, has withdrawn as a candidate for Federal Reserve chairman.


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New Solari Report Formatting!

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