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Kellia Ramares-Watson

Kellia Ramares-Watson is an independent journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Fordham University and a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington. In 2011, she was awarded honorable mention in a competition sponsored by the Association of Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) for the radio documentary Do Tell: Queer Women Vets Sound Off About "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". In June 2012, she copyedited the book "Land and Resource Scarcity", which will be published in late January 2013 by Routledge UK.. In December 2012, she received a minigrant from the Media Equity Collaborative to pursue an investigative story about government efforts to compel women and children to comply with prescriptions for psychiatric medications, a topic that was inspired partially by Martha Rosenberg's book, Born with a Junk Food Deficiency. Kellia is an advocate of demonetization and the gift economy, and is active on an international email discussion list of those subjects. She can be reached by email at: theendofmoney@gmail.com

The Economics of Happiness Conference

January 31, 2015

All around the world, thousands of initiatives are demonstrating that we can create a better future: resilient communities, healthier ecosystems, equitable economies. The Economics of Happiness Conference aims to connect the dots, translate understanding into action, and build a movement for re-localizing economies.

The U.S. March to Theocracy

July 23, 2014
The Five

While conservatives rail at the specter of Islamic Sharia law being imposed in the United States, many people overlook, or worse, praise American goose-stepping to a fundamentalist Christianist theocracy similar to Sharia in intolerance.

Stop Blaming Bloggers for Lousy Journalism!

June 25, 2014
Laptop Keyboard

The government, in any form, has no business weighing in on who are journalists, much less licensing them. In Communist Romania, typewriters used to be licensed. Samples of the typewriting that the particular machine produced had to be registered with the government so that the provenance of any articles unfavorable to the regime...

More Core Values for a New Economy: Appreciating Abundance

May 27, 2014
Planet Earth

Unlike other animal species, which do not invest much energy in that which is rare, human beings prize what's rare, commonly investing a good deal of energy into fighting over and capturing it...

Why Now? Michael Ruppert’s Suicide

May 8, 2014
Michael Ruppert

Investigative reporter and former LAPD cop Michael C. Ruppert committed suicide on April 13, 2014, after an edition of his Internet radio show, ironically called "The Lifeboat Hour".

Let It Go: Today’s Technology Makes the Pacifica Radio Network Obsolete

April 25, 2014

News Item: The Pacifica National Board (PNB) unceremoniously fired executive director Summer Reese via telephone conference call in mid-March under circumstances pointing to a complete lack of due process. Ms. Reese, claiming she was in possession of a validly signed 3-year employment contract, went to work the next business day, cut the lock off...

Core Values for a New Economy: First is Equality

March 29, 2014
Equality for All

Once you accept the premise of human equality as a basic value, you easily understand how a money-jobs economic system violates this value.

Money: The Irrational Rationer

March 10, 2014
Money Irrationality

Money-based societies throughout the world often fail to reward people who do work truly necessary to the well being of the community, often at big physical risk to themselves.

Life is Much More than Earning a Living

February 26, 2014
More to Life

If we bothered to look at other cultures and open our minds a bit, we could find better ideas around which to center our society than to slave away the best hours of the best days of our lives working to pay bills, buy stuff, and ultimately for most of us, make others, like...

AOL Tries to Blame Benefit Cuts on Pregnancies

February 13, 2014
Benefit Cuts

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong cited the costs of caring for two "distressed babies" whose neonatal care ran up medical bills of one million a piece as a reason for the benefit cuts.