Catherine Austin Fitts ~ economics, financial permaculture

Catherine Austin Fitts  – Originally from Philadelphia, went to University and business school, and then to Wall Street in 1978. Eventually becoming partner in and member of the board, in an investment bank called Dillon, Read & Company, and left in 1989 joining the Bush administration as Assistant Secretary of Housing – Federal Housing Commissioner, and then left after 18 months to start her own company, Hamilton Securities, which was both an investment bank and software developer in Washington. The company was very successful, and became, unfortunately, embroiled in very serious litigation with the federal government, and it was through that process that she was forced to research and try to understand, the corruption that was really taking over on Wall Street and Washington. She then settled the litigation, and in the process many people came to her and said, “How do I protect my own assets from the corruption?” And so, she started an investment advisory company and moved to a small farming community in Hickory Valley, Tennessee where she lives now. Catherine is also Founder of The Solari Report (, if you subscribe; you get it, love it and probably try to make a difference. She coined the term Financial Permaculture.  I applaud her achievements and hold her as not only my hero, but also a mentor of life. Her anti-wall-street antics make sense and will help propel local economies anywhere, if embracing her theory. Catherine could lead the world, but only if she wants.


3 thoughts on “Catherine Austin Fitts ~ economics, financial permaculture

  1. Wow Charles – great piece on Catherine.     Your description – absolutely makes me want to know more about her and her models   hugs


    1. Ardice, Hope al is well in Cambodia. What is the time difference it is 10:35 am pacific time in LA. Let’s set up a convenient time to “face time” (facebook bought skype, you need to set it up. So let me know a time and day that might work and I’ll help you get set up. It will come in handy soon. Also, what are you seeing the biggest need is for CCF right now (2 part question – 1. CCF in general & 2. The children in Cambodia. Look at my blog and check out under charities the Uganda project and click on it until you get to two small photos and enlarge to see what the 10 necessities for villages to not only survive and have opportunity, but thrive with sustainability. The 10 steps are in order…Let’s visit soon, <3, ck


    2. Interesting, your gravity towards Catherine Austin-Fitts. She is one of 5 mentors of mine. After working for the government and seeing the corruption, trying to turn it around and was out with a vengeance. I have not followed up with her lately, but will today. The piece I believe you will benefit from is and anything titled financial permaculture. These need to be passed on to your finance advisor of your projects in Cambodia, as they will ring true in small, poor and remote communities very well. I can help you with the purpose or putting the process into action. Blessings, ck


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