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 first of this book is history and therefore gets bogged down a little because of the facts that are necessary to some but not others (the reason for only 4 stars on story). I do not fault him for the details....it was just a little over my economic intellect sometimes. The reader was good enough to pull me through the doldrums. But stay with it. Wait for it. The last 3 and a half hours is pure genius that I was not expecting! Griffin succinctly and factually frames the thoughts about the Federal Reserve that I have been accumulating for years. Then he gives reasons and details that support my same theory that there is a collapse coming. He even offers solutions that COULD work and which would turn our economic death into just a hangover. BUT....(Because we have dishonest men running the country, and because the "electorate is unaware of what's being done to them and therefore unable to do anything about it"..... I believe it's never going to happen! Of course he chides me for this apathy....but I likewise chide him for his surrealism. Should be required reading for every economic student....and you, too! I rarely take the time to rate books....and when I do I rarely am this excited about giving such high marks. This is an A+ Be getting ready for the collapse!
I do not have time to read whole volumes anymore. As the owner of a manufacturing plant, I choose to listen to books in my car and at work instead.
Ruskin/Rhodes and the formation of a world wide secret society for the purpose of total financial control of the world's finances.
Smooth voice inflexion.
I would love to, but 24 hours is a long time to listen in one sitting. You need time to digest, and even go back to listen and take notes as necessary.
Everyone should read this and absorb the significance of what is being put forward as the basis for this country's "wealth" and how the world might progress toward a "one world currency", irrespective of religious beliefs or suspicions.
An amazing comprehensive argument for the elimination of the federal reserve. Anyone interested in freedom should immediately educate themselves on the enemy.
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 could not have read it.
The train station scheme where the creature was created
This isn't dry history. It's a compelling story that holds your interest even when it's read to you. I have the a copy of the actual book, so I can look up the footnotes and references if I wish to (and there are lots and lots of references) so I can concentrate on the story. It makes a killer commute back and forth to work almost enjoyable.
Griffin is a master story teller. He builds suspense as well as provides the background for his thesis. Buy the end, you can see how it all fits together.
The vivid description of how the bankers snuck off to Jekyll island in 1910 to plot and scheme the founding of the Fed. The historical detail Griffin included made it come alive. The best part is that it really happened.
When he outlined how events in our country's past led up our present situation, it was difficult not to be moved to despair and a sense of helplessness.
This is a book every American tax payer needs to read. It's difficult because it destroys a lot of myths that we learned as children about how our country works. But if we're going to survive the financial and political upheaval of the next few years, we need to know the truth about our situation, not sweet smelling fictions and propaganda.
If you have any interest in the history of the US economy, or even its dreadful current state, this is one of the most valuable books available on the topic.
Yes, it's long, and yes, there are some passages that are extended and somewhat tedious. However, the message is clear, the information is well cited, the book flows relatively well, and it covers a wide variety of educational topics from economics, politics, history and law.
Overall, a critical read if you are pursuing/expanding wealth and your assets are predominantly in the United States. Beyond that, I'll just say - read it carefully and draw your own conclusions.
"Long but worthwhile"
If everyone listened to this and fully understood it, the price of bitcoin would hit £1m each tomorrow.
"Money=Debt. Debt=Money. If Debt =0 Money =0MG"
Descriptions and history of Gold backed Currencies, Fractional Reserve lending and fiat currency along with usury of of charging interest on fiat currency.
Rockerfellers as the big bad wolf. - they probably were!
Good clear annunciation and read. kept me listening with a great rhythm for this the of text.
OMG. Just OMG! Read this. Educate yourself and your family and then your friends.
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