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The climate has gone rogue, energy prices are threatening, and the economy sucks. You know the elections aren't going to make it better.
Why wait for government? You can protect your community and yourself by helping your town withstand the shocks. This program is about the Transition Town Movement and local power.
I'm Alex Smith. In our second half hour, our guest is Greg Pahl, author of the new book "Power from the People, How to Organize, Finance, and Launch Local Energy Projects."
As you know, the Transtion Movement started out in the UK with Rob Hopkins and his community. If you have local experiences you would like to share, be sure and send me an email with a short description of what is going on.
We can share that with listeners, or perhaps you can be a guest on Radio Ecoshock, sharing what works. Maybe you would like to suggest someone I should call as a guest. To get in touch with me, go to our web site at ecoshock.org and click on the "contact" button to send me your message.
When it comes to Transition, we all have a role to play, and a voice to speak. I appreciate hearing from you.
In this program I also pass on this gem from another in my list of must-listen radio. This is from the "Truth About Markets" radio program, broadcast from Resonance FM in London. Co-hosts Max Keiser and Tracy Herbert have been warning for years the banking and corporate system are corrupt. The pretty well coined the term "banksters" back in the day when people still trusted banks and the markets.
In this 5 minute clip, Max - who worked for years in the markets, and designed sophisticated trading software, and Tracy talk about new studies on one law for the rich, and another for you and I.
(From the August 11th "Truth About Markets" show on Resonance FM. Their web site is maxkeiser.com Use the search box on the home page to searchg for "Truth About Markets" to listen or download.
By the way, Max Keiser and Tracy are one of the few finance experts who also warn us about climate change, rather than denying it. It's refreshing.