Ellen Brown, as with many of the rest of us (Monetary Reformers), is becoming better and better at expressing Modern-Money Mechanics and some of the simple and straightforward things we can do, and should do, to correct many of the current problems with the economic system. She is good about supplying quotes from others to help drive home much of that thinking. Here's a prime example from her most recent article, "US can fix budget woes,":
Iceland's President Olafur Grimson was asked at the Davos conference in January 2013 why his country had survived where Europe had failed. He replied:
I think it surprises a lot of people that a year ago we were accepted by the world as a failed financial system, but now we are back on recovery with economic growth and very little unemployment, and I think the primary reason is that... we didn't follow the traditional prevailing orthodoxies of the Western world in the last 30 years. We introduced currency controls; we let the banks fail; we provided support for the poor; we didn't introduce austerity measures of the scale you are seeing here in Europe. And the end result four years later is that Iceland is enjoying progress and recovery very different from the other countries that suffered from the financial crisis.