This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.
This book is about the most blatant scam of history. It's all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, prosperity. Your world view will definitely change. Putting it quite simply, this may be the most important book on world affairs you will ever read.
The 5th Edition includes a no-holds barred analysis of bank bailouts under the Bush and Obama Administrations that are shown to be nothing less than legalized plunder of the American people. Many other updates have been added, including a revision to the list of those who attended the historic meeting at Jekyll Island, where the Federal Reserve was created.
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The trip into the future taken in the last chapter…
And in earlier chapters learning that money not politics controls the world.
This is not a book of characters being performed, it's a nonfiction about global control
It took me three days nonstop listening to complete this book
What draws us to the books we read? I have heard the Federal Reserve mentioned in other books, a paragraph here a chapter there. I only wanted to learn a little more about the federal reserve, but what I got instead was Morphious offering me the red or blue pill in the form of this fantastic book. If you choose the red pill and read this book, you will never see money the same way again.
I was expecting a simple book about bankers meeting in secret on an island, and what I got was so much more. This book takes us back into history, brings us up to present date, and my favorite part, A trip into the future that we can all see has already begun just by reading today's newspaper headlines.
I have to say that when I finished this book I no longer saw the world the same… I see it now as a much scarier place!
I hate the federal reserve as much as the next libertarian, but Griffin walked right up to the "extreme FED hater" line and put is toe just on the other side. Very interesting thought experience that I thoroughly enjoyed, I'm just not 100% sure his suggestions that he say are happening are actually happening.
It was not enjoyable. It's like eating kale.
Well I would not have read it at all were it not for the narrator. I listen while driving. So the book is what I would not have experienced.
This should be required reading for every human.
I would recommend. Not many books out on the Federal Reserve system. I found out a lot more than i expected!
Mark's tones and expression emphasize points that might get passed over if the book was read
Yes, although it would be an impossibility
Almost a conspiracy theory. The kind of book that you might not want to discuss with anyone but a close acquaintance.
This book had a lot of potential. There are lots of interesting historical items, which I would love to continue to learn about. There are also many good factual recounts of events. Unfortunately, there is so much political spin that it becomes difficult to to discern what is fact and what is political / economic wishful thinking. There are many examples in practically every moment of the book. One recurring example is his excessive inaccurate labeling of things as "communism" and "socialism".
I feel that I now need to find other reputable books about the FED, IMF, and World Bank in order to sort out fact from spin.
This book is bad in the worst possible way. It seems to obfuscate more than it enlightens. If I could ask for my money back from the author, I would as I now need to invest in other sources to clear truths from falsities.
Meticulously researched. Nicely written. Exquisitely narrated. Essential information for very American to know.
My only complaint is that it was too long. An abridged version would be welcome.
This book should be read by everyone, especially those with complacent socialist leanings. It is well documented, and forecasts a grim future unless there is a major change in our culture. It outlines very well how "1984" is coming to pass.
I liked this book and enjoyed it generally speaking but it honestly could be quite condensed, I think someone (not the author...) should make an abridged version. Very abridged. Also I thought there were not any real solutions or alternatives to the federal reserve given, and the one that was is ridiculous and poorly described/defined (using gold as money). Many of events and concepts were a bit outlandish as well. Has some interesting information though and the audiobook makes the great length of the book more tolerable. Good narration.
I would recommend this book to a friend if only for its educational value surrounding the origins and functions of the Federal Reserve. The book does lose value with a sort of "global conspiracy" theme in which Fabian Socialists and a quasi New World Order involving the Council on Foreign Relations are plotting to socialize the world. It's a bit much at times, but does raise some good points for discussion.
Let me start of by saying this book should be required reading for every single American.
I listen to these audible books while i hike with my dog. On more than one occasion I caught myself making a disgusted face because of what i was hearing. Wipe that look off your face and keep listening.
I plan on buying a hard copy to re-read. There is so much information in this book it will require you to listen to it 5 or 6 more times.
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