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Wayne Pounds <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 30 Sep 2008 07:46:01 +0900
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 "Usury is a cancer, Finance a disease" (Intro to The Econ. Nature of U.S., also in 
Sel Prose 146).


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>Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 12:55:27 -0400
>From: Alphaville Books <[log in to unmask]>  
>Subject: With usura hath no man a house of good stone & the Home Mortgage 
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>Usury age old and age thick/
>Mr. Paulson, tear down this Wall Street
>Pound is one of the few poets in recorded history whose poetry has any 
>bearing on the current ‘crises’ precipitated by Wall Street greed and 
>avarice. What would Pound think of the current ‘Bail Out’ of Wall Street 
>or, in general the world of debt we now float on?
>What do the current debt crises have to tell us about ‘usury age old and 
>age thick.’? I know you’ve thought about it.
>Pound is no longer here to instruct us on the negative consequences of 
>the latest debt instruments, so it’s up to those who have studied his 
>writings to take the opportunity and re-articulate his position in light 
>of current events---to re-articulate both the nature of usury as Pound 
>intended its expression but also the nature of evil.
>FlashPoint Magazine http://www.flashpointmag.com/ would like to extend 
>the opportunity to the Pound community to submit pieces on Pound and the 
>Current Debt Crises. C’mon and pitch in. How many times at parties were 
>you forced to defend Pound from charges that his economics was ‘just 
>wacky.’ But whose economics is wackier---Pound’s or the Street? Now really.
>Its a new version of the old Nazi bugaboo, where Pound who actually 
>killed no one is pilloried by the very people that brought hundreds of 
>Nazi murderers into the US after the war and made at least one head of 
>NASA, who trilled "I aim for the stars and sometimes I hit London" and 
>his Peenemunde pal, Dornberger.
>We plan a new issue of FP sometime next spring just about the time the 
>next wave of white collar felonious behavior is due to be ‘uncovered’ by 
>are ‘free and unfettered press.’
>Actually, the plan for this issue is to focus on Finnegans Wake and we 
>already have a number of pieces committed. So if you’d like to submit a 
>piece on Pound and the Wake, we can include it in that issue. If we get 
>few pieces on Pound and the Street, we’ll addend them to the Wake issue.
>However, if the request for pieces on Pound and Wall Street results in a 
>'wealth' of submissions we will immediately do a more timely Special 
>Issue focusing on the usurious s/henanigans/ of our wacky, Wall Street 
>FP currently has over 800,000 thousand title page hits and literally 
>tens of millions of page hits. These numbers may mean little to 
>taxpayers facing a $1,000,000,000,000,000 bailout which the bankers and 
>the Street will promptly turn around and steal, but you will be read at FP.
>If you’re interested contact me, Carlo Parcelli at 
>[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Pieces 
>can be of any length and any energy level.