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Our money system is not what we have been led to believe. The creation of money has been "privatized," or taken over by a private money cartel. Except for coins, all of our money is now created as loans advanced by private banking institutions, including the "private" Federal Reserve. Banks create the principal but not the interest to service their loans. To find the interest, new loans must continually be taken out, expanding the money supply, inflating prices, and robbing you of the value of your money. Web of Debt unravels the deception and presents a crystal clear picture of the financial abyss towards which we are heading. Then it explores a workable alternative, one that was tested in colonial America and is grounded in the best of American economic thought, including the writings of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. If you care about financial security, your own or the nation's, you should read this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979560811
  • Publisher: Third Millennium Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2008
  • Edition description: Revised, Update
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 1,504,414
  • Product dimensions: 1.06 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Foreword   Reed Simpson     xi
Introduction: Captured by the Debt Spider     1
The Yellow Brick Road: From Gold to Federal Reserve Notes     9
Lessons from The Wizard of Oz     11
Behind the Curtain: The Federal Reserve and the Federal Debt     23
Experiments in Utopia: Colonial Paper Money as Legal Tender     35
How the Government Was Persuaded to Borrow Its Own Money     47
From Matriarchies of Abundance to Patriarchies of Debt     57
Pulling the Strings of the King: The Moneylenders Take England     65
While Congress Dozes in the Poppy Fields: Jefferson and Jackson Sound the Alarm     75
Scarecrow with a Brain: Lincoln Foils the Bankers     83
Lincoln Loses the Battle with the Masters of European Finance     91
The Great Humbug: The Gold Standard and the Straw Man of Inflation     97
The Bankers Capture the Money Machine     105
No Place Like Home: Fighting for the Family Farm     107
Talking Heads and Invisible Hands: The Secret Government     115
Witches' Coven: The Jekyll Island Affair and the Federal Reserve Act of 1913     123
Harnessing the Lion: The Federal Income Tax     133
Reaping the Whirlwind: The GreatDepression     141
Oiling the Rusted Joints of the Economy: Roosevelt, Keynes and the New Deal     151
Wright Patman Exposes the Money Machine     161
A Look Inside the Fed's Playbook: "Modern Money Mechanics"     171
Bear Raids and Short Sales: Devouring Capital Markets     181
Hedge Funds and Derivatives: A Horse of a Different Color     191
Enslaved by Debt: The Bankers' Net Spreads over the Globe     201
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: From Gold Reserves to Petrodollars     203
The Tequila Trap: The Real Story Behind the Illegal Alien Invasion     215
Freeing the Yellow Winkies: The Greenback System Flourishes Abroad     223
Sneering at Doom: Germany Finances a War Without Money     233
Another Look at the Inflation Humbug: Some "Textbook" Hyperinflations Revisited     239
Poppy Fields, Opium Wars and Asian Tigers     249
Waking the Sleeping Giant: Lincoln's Greenback System Comes to China     257
Recovering the Jewel of the British Empire: A People's Movement Takes Back India     265
The Debt Spider Captures America     275
Breaking the Back of the Tin Man: Debt Serfdom for American Workers     277
The Lure in the Consumer Debt Trap: The Illusion of Home Ownership     285
The Perfect Financial Storm      293
In the Eye of the Cyclone: How the Derivatives Crisis Has Gridlocked the Banking System     301
Maintaining the Illusion: Rigging Financial Markets     313
Meltdown: The Secret Bankruptcy of the Banks     325
The Magic Slippers: Taking Back the Money Power     335
Stepping from Scarcity into Technicolor Abundance     337
The Community Currency Movement: Sidestepping the Debt Web with "Parallel" Currencies     347
The Money Question: Goldbugs and Greenbackers Debate     357
The Federal Debt: A Case of Disorganized Thinking     367
Liquidating the Federal Debt Without Causing Inflation     375
"Helicopter" Money: The Fed's New Hot Air Balloon     383
Vanquishing the Debt Spider: A Banking System that Serves the People     391
Restoring National Sovereignty with a Truly National Banking System     393
The Question of Interest: Ben Franklin Solves the Impossible Contract Problem     407
Bailout, Buyout, or Corporate Takeover? Beating the Robber Barons at Their Own Game     417
The Quick Fix: Government That Pays for Itself     425
Government with Heart: Solving the Problem of Third World Debt     435
Building a Bridge: Toward a New Bretton Woods     441
Over the Rainbow: Government Without Taxes or Debt     451
Afterword: The Collapse of a 300 Year Ponzi Scheme     463
Postscript: February 2008 - The Bubble Bursts     465
Glossary     479
Selected Bibliography of Books and Suggested Reading     487
Notes     489
Index     521
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2008

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    Throughly researched book on our injurious monetary system. In my opinion - this will prove to be a truly pivotal book that will have a profound impact on the western world. It does for our understanding of everyday economics what the theory of continental drift and plate tectonics does for geology, or what the theory of natural selection does for the biological sciences.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2007

    Simply the Best, Better Than All the Rest

    The lyrics from the Tina Turner song 'The Best' come to mind. The author is an attorney. If she pled her plaintiff's case in court for an alternate money system as presented in this book, and you were on the jury, decide which way you would vote. Her client is the debt oppressed people of society, and also most governments around the world. The defendant is the privately owned central banks of the world. Read it, and cast your vote.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2007

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    For the serious student of economic history and theory, 'Web of Debt' explains that a better system is available, has worked here, is working elsewhere now and could be working again to our universal betterment. For the layperson who ordinarily disdains other than personal economics, 'Web of Debt' is an entertaining, interesting and informative read with surprising facts and history leading the reader to ways we might all be better off than under the prevailing situation. Beautifully researched, explained and credited.

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