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The destruction of the worldwide economic order in the wake of World War II encouraged world leaders in 1944 to form a meeting to generate alternatives. This conference, referred to as Bretton Woods, resulted in the development of a new global fixed exchange rate regime with the U.S. dollar playing a central role. Under the Bretton Woods system, an ounce of gold could be bought at a fixed international rate...
The world’s most exclusive club has eighteen members. They gather every other month on a Sunday evening at 7 p.m. in conference room E in a circular tower block whose tinted windows overlook the central Basel railway station. Their discussion lasts for one hour, perhaps an hour and a half. Some of those present bring a colleague with them, but the aides rarely speak during this most confidential of conclaves....
Bearer bonds scheme
TIDBITS – backstory  Maier Files  – Within the insider circles of the international community, much of the atrocities and problems of WW1 were blamed on the gold standard — for the reasons outlined in Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations from 1776. It was sufficient to convince Emperor Hirohito of Japan to travel to the United Kingdom and sign a secret pact, in 1921, to create the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). The BIS was created by the founders of […]...
September 2011 Hugo Chávez, resplendent in crisply pressed fatigues and paratrooper boots with red shoelaces, had a very special guest. Meeting him that mid-September day in Caracas was the world’s most powerful banker, who had lent Chávez’s government at least $40 billion over four years, or about $1,400 for every man, woman, and child in Venezuela. The guest, stooped and looking older than his 66 years, drank chrysanthemum tea, staring...
Schacht Gold Bullion
A large portion of Germany’s massive gold reserves are stored abroad, mainly in the Federal Reserve in New York. But are the bars really where they are supposed to be? A dispute has broken out over whether the central bank needs to check on its gold. Can Germany trust its international partners? Gold has been natural money for thousands of years. It has been used throughout history either as physical...
Vatican
Why does it appear on the surface that parties seem to be against each other when all along they are connected? – Think about it! (R. Dietrich) Without the existence of the secret societies, our history would have been totally different. The history of mankind is like a vast jigsaw puzzle. One must first lay down all pieces down in the correct order before the real bigger picture reveals itself. Believe us, the result is quite startling … The dark […]...
Phoenix currency
Consider the title page of The Economist in 1988, (9 jan. 1988) presented above, which insinuated another world money and noticeably included “2018” on the spread. Most realize that the financial world often arrange things decades ahead of time. The euro currency is such a case. “THIRTY years from now, Americans, Japanese, Europeans, and people in many other rich countries, and some relatively poor ones will probably be paying for...
Black Friar Bridge London
On 18 June 1982 the body of Roberto Calvi was found swinging on a length of orange nylon rope beneath Blackfriars Bridge, London. He had £10,000 worth of sterling, Italian lire and Swiss francs in his wallet and his trousers were stuffed with bricks and stones from a nearby building site. The British coroner recorded a case of suicide. Banco Ambrosiano Roberto Calvi certainly had reasons to kill himself. The...
Depending on where one dated the irreversible decline, it took the Roman Empire almost two centuries to collapse. By the first months of the end of the first decade of the 21st Century, it looked as though it might have taken the American Empire, the self-proclaimed American Century, little more than six decades to accomplish its destruction from within. In both cases the corruption of an oligarchy, a plutocracy in which power was equated to wealth, was at the heart […]...
Serfdom by debt
What is wrong with a little debt, cautiously applied and wisely managed? The response is absolutely nothing, as long as the debt is based on an honest exchange. There is plenty wrong to it as soon as it is based upon fraud. What is the difference? A sincere exchange is one wherein a borrower pays off an approved amount in exchange for temporary use of a lender’s possession. That asset...
SPQR Rome
The change of the Roman ethnic make-up contributed to the empire’s ruin. Tenney Frank earned his A.B. at the University of Kansas in 1898 and A.M. the following year. Frank went on to receive his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1903. Frank taught at Bryn Mawr College as Professor of Latin from 1904 until 1919, when he moved to the Johns Hopkins University. One of his remarkable researches...
puppetmasters of debt
The business of banking in Europe in the fourteenth century function was to evaluate, exchange, and safeguard people’s coins. In the beginning, there were notable examples of totally honest banks which operated with remarkable efficiency considering the vast variety of coinage they handled. Honest banks These first banks also issued paper receipts which were so dependable they freely circulated as money and cheated no one in the process. As these things go honesty never last long. The last two honorable […]...