Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth about Our Money System--the Sleight of Hand that Has Trapped Us in Debt and how We Can Break Free

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Third Millennium Press, 2007 - Monetary policy - 511 pages
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This book exposes important, often obscured truths about our money system and our economic past and future. Our money is not what we have been led to believe. The creation of money has been "privatized," or taken over by a private money cartel. It is all done by sleight of hand, concealed by economic double-speak. "Web of Debt" unravels the deception and presents a crystal clear picture of the financial abyss towards which we are heading, pointing out all the signposts. 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. Ellen Brown has applied her training as a litigating attorney, researcher and writer to the monetary field, unearthing facts that even the majority of banking and financial experts ignore: ranging from the privatization of money creation, to the Plunge Protection Team, to the Federal Reserve's 'Helicopter Money. Read it; you'll get information you need in order to understand what is going on in our financial markets today. Bernard Lietaer, former European central banker, author of "The Future of Money" and "Of Human Wealth" .

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This is a great book in the sense that it offers a criticism of the modern money system from a viewpoint different from the common rants of the Austrian School of Economics proponents like Ron Paul. Not that I don’t like Ron Paul and the Austrian School, but this book gives another view with different solutions. You never know if an idea is good and will work in practice unless it is actually tried. So, I’m unwilling to take sides saying Ellen Browns solutions are any more or less valid than the solutions offered by people like Ron Paul. But they are certainly valid enough to warrant experimentation. Economics is more of a religion than a science. If we had free experimentation with the economy instead of dogma we could find out what really works.  

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Those who don't fully understand money should consider this one book a "must read". Those who don't fully understand money include bank executives, Economics PhD's, senators and congressmen, university professors and administrators, and public officeholders at the state or large city levels, among others. This book reveals information the top level international financiers and power groups don't want you to know. Ignorance allows them to continue their monopolistic games. You knowledge may stop their con games, and the ultimate systemic collapse that must eventually follow. You may think this is hyperbole, until you read the book. All the facts and evidence are there, waiting to be examined. This could be the most important book you have ever read, if you read it. 

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About the author (2007)

Ellen Hodgson Brown is a health writer who specializes in alternative medicine. Her books include "The Alternative Pharmacy" (with Dr. Lynne Walker) & "The Key to Ultimate Health".

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