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by Anton Chaitkin

{Time} magazine misnamed as the "Consortium of Behavioral

Scientists" what {Time} described as "a secret advisory group of

29 of the nation's leading behaviorists," directing President

Barack Obama's catastrophic policy, of pouring out trillions of

dollars to prop up the London-centered offshore finance swindle.

The group of economists is actually called the Behavioral

Economics Roundtable, based at the Russell Sage Foundation in

Washington D.C. The "behavioral economics" project has been

tightly organized and run jointly since 1986 by the Alfred P.

Sloan Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundaton.

Through these and related institutions, the project's

sponsors are the same clique of London-directed strategists who

created the Hitler and Mussolini regimes, and ran the propaganda

war against President Franklin Roosevelt.

After World War II, these British empire strategists revived

fascist economics and psychological manipulation methods to

attack and reverse Roosevelt's legacy.

The Empire's Irrational Subjects

The Israeli kook psychologist Daniel Kahneman, called the

founder of behavioral economics, was an apostle of brainwashing

expert Kurt Lewin. Kahneman has described his own Israeli army

experiments, based on the psychological warfare methods of

Lewin's bosses in London's Tavistock Institute: the study of

soldiers' vulnerable minds in "leaderless groups."

Kahneman met Alfred P. Sloan Foundation vice

president/psychologist Eric Wanner in 1982. Wanner, previously

employed by Britain's Sussex University, home of the Tavistock

Institute, took Kahneman under his wing. Wanner soon afterwards

became chief executive of the Russell Sage Foundation, and, in

1986, he instituted the Behavioral Economics Project, run jointly

by the Sloan and Sage Foundations.

Both foundations, as will be reported below, were central to

London's post-World War II fascist revival.

This began before the war was even won. In 1944, Montagu

Norman had stepped down as governor of the Bank of England, after

two decades directing the London and Wall Street promotion and

funding of the Hitler dictatorship. Norman next created the World

Federation for Mental Health, managed by leaders of the

pro-Hitler Cliveden Set under the presidency of Tavistock

Institute director John R. Rees. Heading this London initiative

within the U.S.A. was Kurt Lewin, working for Tavistock with

Rockefeller money arranged by Russell Sage Foundation operative

Raymond Fosdick.

Lewin set the tone for what is now called "behavioral

economics"--instead of a republic's government serving rational

citizens, an empire's oligarchy rules its subjects by playing on

popular ignorance and irrationality. Lewin mused in his 1941

book, {Time Perspective and Morale}:

"One of the main techniques for breaking morale through a

'strategy of terror' consists in exactly this tactic--keep the

person hazy as to where he stands and what just he may expect.

If, in addition, frequent vacillations between severe

disciplinary measures and promises of good treatment, together

with the spreading of contradictory news, make the cognitive

structure of this situation utterly unclear, then the individual

may cease to know when a particular plan would lead toward or

away from his goal. Under these conditions, even those

individuals who have definite goals and are ready to take risks

will be paralyzed with severe inner conflicts in regard to what

to do."

Sloan, Sage and the Project

The two foundations running the Behavioral Economics

Roundtable have extended this project and put their Behavioral

operatives into the National Bureau of Economic Research

(NBER--an anti-labor think-tank funded entirely the right-wing

Olin, Bradley, Scaife, and Smith Richardson Foundations), giving

many Roundtable Sage-Sloan paid operatives an NBER label.

Arrangments with NBER, have been supervised by Sloan

Foundation Program Director Michael S. Teitelbaum, who epitomizes

the unashamed Hitler legacy at Sloan. A former Oxford University

faculty member, Teitelbaum was a key American instigator of the

return of the Nazi race psuedo-science called eugenics. From his

Sloan base since 1983, Teitelbaum spread eugenics and

anti-immigrant filth into Congressional deliberations. He was

presient of the American Eugenics Society from 1985 to 1990, and

vice president of Sloan Foundation in the late 1990s, as

"behavioral economics" was revved up.

This effort bears rotten fruit in the person of a leading

behavioral economist Alan Kreuger, whom President Obama has

nominated to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Policy.

Though not yet confirmed, Krueger has already been advising

Treausury Secretary Tim Geithner during the catastophic bailouts.

Kreuger has been a director of the Russell Sage Foundation,

a Sloan Fellow, an NBER Olin Fellow, and Krueger is a longtime

staff leader at the eugenics movement's Office of Population

Research at Princeton University. American Eugenics Society

founder Frederick Osborn created that office at Princeton in

1936, the year after the eugenics movement triumphed with the

passage of Hitler's Nuremberg race laws. (The office now

advertises a workers' efficiency survey being conducted by

Treasury-designee Krueger and his fellow Princeton faculty

member, behavioral economics originator Daniel Kahneman.)

In that nightmare of the 1930s, Alfred P. Sloan was among

the small circle of leading pro-Hitler industrialists in the

United States. Sloan had been made chief executive of General

Motors in 1923 by GM's co-owners, the J.P. Morgan bank and the

DuPont chemical enterprise. In 1934, Alfred P. Sloan and

Morgan-DuPont financial executive John J. Raskob founded the

American Liberty League, and at the same time, the Sloan

Foundation. The Liberty League organized American pro-fascists to

attack President Franklin Roosevelt, while carrying on propaganda

favorable to Mussolini and Hitler.

The Sloan Foundation's assets were based on shares of

General Motors, whose Opel division produced a large proportion

of Germany's exports for the Hitler regime throughout the 1930s.

The Russell Sage Foundation, a British Empire agency planted

within the United States (with money from Wall Street speculator

Russell Sage's widow), was X-rayed in the 1976 reference work

{Carter and the Party of International Terrorism}, published by

the U.S. Labor Party:

"Since its incorporation in New York State in 1907, the

Russell Sage Foundation has served as the major Fabian

Society-Fabian Research Bureau operation in North America.

Russell Sage has been the pioneer institution in the building of

a 1984 [Orwellian]-style police infrastructure in this country:

in the nazification of the federal judicial system; and the

development of computer technology as a technical up grading of

centralized Wall Street black propaganda control over every facet

of the mass media in the field of overt criminal and terrorist

activity ... since its engineered takeover of the New York City

rackets during the late 1910s [sage] has been maintaining an

ongoing program of crime profiling....

"Under the stated purpose of scientific social work, Russell

Sage initiated a wide range of projects [aiming at] the creation

of a centrally controlled, mass-social-control apparatus. Russell

Sage conducted the earliest program in co-participation

(Mackenzie King's profiles of the Rockefeller family Colorado

mining companies) and working-class profiling [in] Pittsburgh and

San Francisco....)

"[in World War One] Russell Sage moved its offices to

Washington DC, and took over the Department of War. The

Foundation [with its London background]--in that government

capacity--organized the entire logistical and support operations

for the U.S. war effort [in the alliance with Britain]. Personnel

placed in the State Department took control over all

German-American assets for the duration of the war. Col. Ayer of

Russell Sage was one of President Wilson's chief negotiators and

advisers at Versailles; he later assumed charge of the postwar

German reparations and through this, was instrumental in creating

the Anglo-American networks epitomized by the activities of

[Hitler intelligence executive] Adm. Canaris and

[London-controlled Nazi regime-designer] Hjalmar Schacht.

"Russell Sage [later concentrated on] funding of Raymond

Fosdick [head of Rockefeller Foundation who coordinated with

publicist Ivy Lee and Morgan partner Thomas Lamont in directing

international finances and public relations for the Mussolini and

Hitler regimes] and supervision of German military buildup during

the Weimar period.

"[Just as] the original Fabian Society used visiting fellow

programs [to recruit] long-term agents of influence, the Russell

Sage maintains a network of leading operatives in every major

university in the United States.... Among the notable individuals

[created as Russell Sage projects were]:

"Charles Hamilton, sponsor of Stokely Carmichael's Black

Power project; ... Daniel Bell, [author of {The Coming of

Post-Industrial Society}]; Alvin Toffler, author of {Future

Shock}; Kenneth Boulding, the zero-growth convergence theory

planner; University of Chicago psychological warfare [strategist]

Morris Janowitz; top brainwasher Edward Shils; Columbia

University counterinsurgency warfare planner Amitai Etzioni; LEAA

founder James Vorenburg; Institute for Policy Studies terrorist

controller and labor counterinsurgency expert Paul Jacobs; and

the leading European-based linguistic brainwasher and left

countergang controller, Alvin Gouldner of {Theory and Society}."

The Obama Vortex

This London "black-ops" project, behavioral econonomics, has

embedded its operatives all over the Obama Administration.

Sage Foundation director Thaler is a linchpin of the scheme.

Thaler originally managed the Sloan-Sage sponsorship of Daniel

Kahneman to "define that field" of economics"

Thaler runs a multi-billion dollar private asset fund

(Fuller & Thaler) employing Kahneman as a director. Thaler's

private fund took over from Russell Sage the financing of the

Project inside NBER.

A University of Chicago professor, Thaler closely consults

his younger faculty colleagues Austan Goolsbee and Cass Sunstein,

two Obama advisors who were initiated into Thaler's behavioral

economics clique.

Sunstein co-authored Thaler's book, {Nudge}, on how the

regime can engineer people's choices without their knowledge.

President Obama has chosen Sunstein as U.S. Regulatory

czar--administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory

Affairs. Sunstein's wife is Samantha Power, a longtime paid

George Soros agent specializing in provoking wars in Africa, who

now runs "multi-lateral affairs" (the London connection) in

Obama's National Security Council.

Goolsbee was notorious as the radical Free Trade chief

economic adviser to Obama's Presidential campaign. Like current

Obama chief economic adviser and fellow behavioral economist

Larry Summers, Goolsbee worships the late University of Chicago

economist Milton Friedman. Goolsbie eulogized Friedman ({New York

Times}, Nov. 17, 2006) for "scientific economics."

The London-Wall street sponsors of behavioral economics want

to get away with crushing austerity as policy outcome in the

present systemic collapse. From the Aug. 6, 1923 {Time{ magazine

cover lionizing Benito Mussolini, throughout the 1930s, they

claimed that {Il Duce} was brutal, but "he made the trains run on


Goolsbee invoked that Mussolini legacy in the title of an

article, "Where the Buses Run on Time" (Slate, March 16, 2006),

to praise the behaviorist speed-up of bus drivers made possible

by Milton Friedman's economic program under the Pinochet

dictatorship in Chile. Goolsbee argued that Chicago should use

the methods for reducing wages and speeding up bus drivers, that

had been successful outcomes of the Chilean fascist regime.


{The Russell Sage Foundation identifies the "Behavioral Economics

Roundtable" members as:}

1. Henry Aaron, Brookings Institution;

2. George Akerlof, University of California, Berkeley;

3. Linda Babcock, Carnegie Mellon University;

4. Nicholas C. Barberis, Yale University;

5. Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago;

6. Roland J. M. Benabou, Princeton University.;

7. Colin Camerer, California Institute of Technology;

8. Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;

9. Jon Elster, Columbia University;

10. Ernst Fehr, University of Zurich;

11. Robert H. Frank, Cornell University;

12. Christine Jolls, Harvard University;

13. Daniel Kahneman, Princeton University;

14. David Laibson, Harvard University;

15. George Loewenstein, Carnegie Mellon University;

16. Brigitte Madrian, University of Pennsylvania;

17. Sendhil Mullainathan, Massachusetts Institute


18. Edward D. O'Donoghue, Cornell University;

19. Terrance Odean, University of California Berkeley;

20. Drazen Prelec, Massachusetts Institute Technology;

21. Matthew Rabin, University of California Berkeley;

22. Thomas Schelling, University of Maryland;

23. Eldar Shafir, Princeton University;

24. Robert Shiller, Yale University;

25. Cass Sunstein, University of Chicago

26. Richard Thaler, University of Chicago;

27. Jean Tirole, University Sciences Soc. Toulouse;

28. Richard Zechhauser, Harvard University;

and (until his death), Amos Tversky, Stanford University.


The knives are out for Larry Summers, former Harvard

president, behaviorial economist, director of the National

Economic Council for President Barack Obama. The {New York Times}

(April 6, 2009, "A Rich Education for Summers (After Harvard)")

speared him as a fanatical hedge-fund operator and


His Harvard prote@aage@aa, the prominent behavioral

economist and mass corruptionist Andrei Shleifer, is part of what

the {Times} called the "small circle of financial professionals,

particularly hedge fund managers," that Summers has "cultivated

... to serve as an informal brain trust. He consults with them on

policy matters from his perch in the White House."

In the early 1990s, Summers was chief economist for the

World Bank, coordinating the privatization and looting of Russia

with Vice Premier Anatoly Chubais. While Summers' man Shleifer

and Harvard University were then being paid by the U.S.

government to advise Chubais and the Russians on privatization,

Shleifer's wife Nancy Zimmerman was running a hedge fund out of

the back room of Harvard's USAID-funded privatization project

office in Moscow.

Put in charge of setting up a stock market, and engineering

other post-Soviet projects, Shleifer engorged himself on the

resultant stocks and bonds, while Russia slid into misery. The

U.S. government sued Harvard, Shleifer, and Zimmerman under the

False Claims Act. Harvard and Shleifer reached an agreement with

the Justice Department in 2005: Harvard paid $26.5 million to

settle; Shleifer paid $2 million in damages, on top of his wife's

firm's $1.5 million in damages.

As Summers defended the looting of Russia and Shleifer's

role in it, Harvard paid most of Shleifer's damages and kept him

on the faculty.

The cited {Times} article names only Nancy Zimmerman, and

not Shleifer himself, as being in that Summers circle of hedge

fund managers.

The same {Times} article makes a reference that points in

the direction of the underlying behavioral economist takeover of

the Obama Administration:

"Among these [hedge fund] insiders are Kenneth D. Brody and

Frank P. Brosens, the founding partners of another hedge fund,

Taconic Capital Advisors, for whom Mr. Summers did consulting

work from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Summers reached out to Mr. Brosens in

December to discuss the Obama administration's economic

priorities. This year, he campaigned to have him run the federal

office overseeing the $700 billion bailout program. Mr. Brosens

withdrew his name from consideration last month."

The cited Kenneth D. Brody (Brosens' partner) is himself the

Treasurer of the Russell Sage Foundation, the central channel

through which the behavioral economics project has been foisted

on the American government.

{--Anton Chaitkin}

Paolo Sarpi:


While {Time} magazine's (April 13, 2009) expose of the

"behavioral economists" surrounding President Barack Obama has

put an important spotlight on a dangerous disease, infecting the

economic decision-making at the Oval Office, the author of the

expose only scratched the surface of the actual evil

underlying this hedonistic madness.

The bestial notion of man as an irrational creature, driven

by overwhelming impulses to seek pleasure and avoid pain, which

is at the heart of the so-called "behavioral economics" dogma,

came directly from Venice, the wellspring of all modern financier

oligarchism. The author of this schema, which ruthlessly rejects

actual human creativity, was Paolo Sarpi (1552-1623).

A Servite monk who rose to be the leading theological and

juridical authority for the Venetian doge, Sarpi waged a war

against the Catholic Church, and, despite his nominal status as a

leading theologian, argued against the existence of God. In

correspondence with Francis Bacon, mediated through the English

ambassador to Venice, Henry Wooten, Sarpi argued that man can

only know the world through his senses. Thus, Sarpi was the

author of the radical, anti-cognitive empiricist doctrine, later

codified by successive generations of English utilitarians, from

John Locke, to Bernard de Mandeville, to Adam Smith, to Jeremy


Sarpi took a leading role in the Venetian faction known as

the Giovanni (Youth), who argued that Venice could not retain its

financial and political power over Europe through its base in the

Venetian lagoon. Sarpi and the Giovanni not only promoted the

Protestant break with Rome, they redeployed Venetian power into

northern Europe, through the successive takeover of the

Netherlands and England, via the creation of Venetian-controlled

trading companies, including the Venice, Turkey, Levant, and,

eventually, the Dutch and British East India companies. It was

this financier-oligarchy, that took over England, and, at the

same time, promoted the radical empiricist dogma that has been

the key to oligarchical power ever since.

It is from Sarpi's descendents, particularly the radical

hedonist Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), that all of the essentials

of "behavioral economics" derive. Indeed, a 2004 paper, published

by the British Fabian Society's London School of Economics,

titled "Utility Theory from Jeremy Bentham to Daniel Kahneman,"

makes the case explicitly.

Essentially plagiarizing Sarpi, Bentham, in his infamous {An

Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation} (1780)

wrote, "Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two

sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to

point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we

shall do.... Every effort we make to throw off our subjection,

will serve but to demonstrate and confirm it. The principle of

utility--the greatest happiness or greatest felicity

principle--recognizes this subjection, and assumes it for the

foundation.... Systems which attempt to question it deal ... in

caprice instead of reason, in darkness instead of light."

Bentham was not only the chief philosopher for the British

East India Company, during the tenure of its Secret Committee

chairman, Lord Shelburne. During Shelburne's brief tenures as

Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister, Bentham founded modern

British intelligence.

Bentham first caught the attention of the Venetian-minded

Shelburne for his diatribe against the American Declaration of

Independence. In October 1776, Bentham wrote: "This, they 'hold

to be' a 'truth self-evident.' At the same time, to secure these

rights they are satisfied that government should be instituted.

They see not ... that nothing that was ever called government

ever was or ever could be exercised but at the expense of one or

another of those rights, that ... some one or other of those

pretended unalienable rights is alienated.... In these tenets

they have outdone the extravagance of all former fanatics."

Bentham's hatred of the American Revolution and the

principles of republican government were totally consistent with

his Sarpian belief that man is a beast, pure and simple. That

Sarpi and Bentham are the intellectual architects of the perverse

doctrine of hedonistic "behavioral economics" ought to wake up

some patriotic stirrings among some in and around the Obama White

House--before it is too late.

{--Jeffrey Steinberg}


April 8 (EIRNS)--The short version of Behaviorist Economics

is that it can be considered as the carryover of the

pseudo-science behind the Revolution in Military Affairs into the

civilian sphere. On the other hand, it also clearly reflects the

hedonistic calculus of Jeremy Benthem and Bernard Mandeville.

Its origins can be traced to two Israeli behavioral

psychologists, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tverski, both with

experience in and employed by the Israeli Defense Forces, who

began a long collaborative career by 1968.

Born in Tel Aviv in 1934, Kahneman spent his youth in

France, where his father was director of research for a chemical

company "directed by the financial mainstay of the Fascist

anti-Semitic movement in France in the 1930s," as Kahneman

recalled in his autobiography ({A History of Psychology in

Autobiography}). At the end of the war, the family embarked for


Kahneman received his Bachelor's degree from Hebrew

University in Jerusalem in 1954, majoring in psychology with a

minor in mathematics. A favorite professor there introduced him

to the work of Kurt Lewin, especially Lewin's "force field from

the outside." He was so taken by Lewin's theories that he still

teaches them today.

After graduating, he served in the Israeli Army for four

years, three of them in the psychology branch of the IDF. One of

the projects he worked on was selection of individuals for

officer training, using methods based on World War II British

manuals. In a test involving a leaderless group, he experienced

what he called the "first cognitive illusion I described," which

he named "the illusion of validity."

In his Nobel Prize-winning autobiography, he wrote, "puzzles

with which I struggled at the time were the seed of the paper on

the psychology of intuitive prediction which Amos Tversky and I

published later." Kahneman is known as a leader in the field of

hedonics, with a emphasis on the matter of the "framing" of

decision-making (how a question is "framed" will affect the


The two began publishing in the early 1970s, with the

seminal work, "Judgement Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and

Biases," published in {Science} magazine in 1974. At the end of

that detailed work is a note, indicating that their research "was

supported by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the

Department of Defense [DARPA] and was monitored by the Office of

Naval Research" under a contract to the Oregon Research

Institute, with additional support "provided by the Research and

Development Authority of the Hebrew University."

Behavioral Economics Is Born

Kahneman and Tversky spent time in Israel, the United

States, and Britain, each spending time at Cambridge, and, in

1978, both arrived at Stanford University, at the Center for

Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences. It was here that

they met University of Rochester-trained economist Richard

Thaler, and the "science" of Behavioral Economics was born. The

next year, 1979, saw the publication of the fundamental work of

the new science, {Prospect Theory, Analysis of Decisions Under

Risk,} by Kahnemann and Tverski. Subsequently, the two also

published works along with Thaler, and others, notably, a British

Columbia-based behavioralist Jack Knetsch.

In 1982, the grouping was "institutionalized," one might

say, by Eric Wanner, who was then the head of the Sloan

Foundation, and who proposed funding an integration of behavioral

psychology and economics. A year later, when Wanner became

president of the Russell Sage Foundation, he brought the psychos

along with him, and began to fund the project, which continues

today. The first step was to send Thaler to the University of

British Columbia, where Kahneman was teaching, to work with him

for a year. At this time, Jack Knetsch, another economist who

figures prominently in this field, would have been at UBC, as


It was at Sage, that Kahneman and Tversky, along with

Knetsch produced a work in which they tried to give their

"Prospect Theory" a historical grounding, citing four works of

theoretical "heritage," one of which is the work of John von

Neumann and David Morgenstern. The result was "Fairness and the

Assumptions of Economics," published in a special issue of {The

Journal of Business}. Kahneman received half a Nobel Prize in

2002, for "having integrated insights from psychological research

into economic science, especially concerning human judgment and

decision making under uncertainty." He is today at Princeton.

Tversky died from cancer in 1996.

In 1995, Thaler, who continues as a director at the Russell

Sage Foundation, came to the University of Chicago. At Chicago,

Thaler made a quick convert and lifetime associate of Cass

Sunstein, a professor of law, who quickly picked up on the ideas

and spread them to the legal profession, causing a minor

revolution in teaching methods which continues today. Sunstein

became a close associate of Barack Obama, who was also resident

at UC at that time, and led Thaler to him at a 2004 Illinois

Senate campaign event. Thaler's response at the time: "You know,

he seems like the real deal."

Thaler, in addition to being an economics professor at the

University of Chicago, is still on the board of the Sage

Foundation, which also houses the vaunted Consortium of 29, the

Behaviorist Economics Roundtable, founded in 1992.

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LOL typical LaRouchite crap, the evil Brits and their Jewish henchmen are at the root of all that goes wrong in the world, lots of claims are made, all most no evidence is cited and when sources are cited they don’t fully back the claims made.

Sniff, sniff I smell an on coming ad hom attack from the forum’s own Larouche disciple.

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