In theory, finance is supposed to act like lubrication in the machinery of the economy so that the economy serves families and provides for their material needs.  People have to work, yes, but they get to keep most of the fruits of their labors.  Sadly, as most of us now know, we, in the West, have allowed this ideal to be inverted such that finance (banks, financiers) takes too much of the wealth that is created in the economy.  This causes the common workers to be in economic servitude in an economy that largely serves, and is controlled by, the kings of finance.

Consider this reblogged post. Africa is rich in so many resources and it has a young population with plenty of labor available.  Why is it so poor?  It need not be so!


  1. “Otherwise, how does one explain the multi-trillion deficits, the crumbling infrastructures, incompetence, corruption, and rampant poverty also widespread throughout the Western world?”

    Let’s see someone answer this question.

      1. I’ve been studying economics and finance for a while now in relation to Western Civilization. It doesn’t have to be this way. But due to greed and corruption, as you’ve stated, this is why we are where we are. Then blaming other things take precedence so that we don’t see what is actually within our sights.

      2. Yes, we agree. I read on a post by someone else a month or so ago, that one day mankind will look back on usury (which is how the banks enslave us as debt slaves) as we look back now on slavery.

        The banking interests are so powerful that when they tell governments to go to war, governments go to war with other countries. As to blaming other things, yes, wartime atrocity propaganda is used to both justify needless and very destructive wars, and to divert the public’s attention and scrutiny away from true causes of war. Much maligned Hitler’s true crime for which his country had to be destroyed was that he had freed the German people from the clutches of the banks and international finance. Such successful revolution could not be allowed to spread. We wage our wars with this phony fiat Federal Reserve money. If we had sound money in the US, wars would be too expensive to engage in and America would be a more peaceful nation rather than a warmaking state.

      3. Sound money. Ludwig von Mises talked about that quite some time ago in his “The Theory of Money and Credit.” You are right indeed about usury. They even detested during the Roman Empire. I had been reading where Hitler was not as bad,, though still was bad, as he was painted to be. This is why I encourage people to read. Go back and look into things for themselves. But…perhaps many are just not interested.

      4. Yes, you are correct that too many people are apathetic and not interested. Apathy and ignorance tend to reinforce each other. But, as for reading, we must have access to more viewpoints and to more actual facts from recent historical periods and events. People are effectively programmed to think that Hitler was the worst monster whoever lived – because that is all they have ever heard throughout their entire lives. Mike King, in his Bad War: The Truth Never Taught About World War 2, informs us that ” . . . Every medium of mass indoctrination has been harnessed to the task of training the obedient masses as to what the proper view of this event should be.” – page 8, by event he is referring to World War II. There are other viewpoints, and there is much evidence, facts, that we never get to see in the West. So much of history is merely propaganda. In recent years, there have been books published that are translations from the German of what the German government policies actually were in the 1930s and 1940s. When you see this other evidence, you realize that we are never given the full context of events from that time period.

        Benjamin, why were so many books banned on Amazon in March, 2017? The above book was banned and it does not deal with so-called holocaust denial. I am for freedom of thought and freedom of open debate. Sorry to say, there are many pressure groups within Western nations that oppose such free inquiry.

      5. You are so right. I would love to get a copy of that book. Does the publisher sell it direct?

        Yeah, even after reading “Lords of Finance” by Liaquat Ahamed and much of “Tragedy and Hope” by Carroll Quigley, I began to realize that much of what I learned was balderdash.

        It’s a shame. We are in the “Age of Conflict” as Carroll Quigley told us about in his “The Evolution of Civilizations.” People want the world to be what they imagine it to be instead of what it is. Nothing wrong with that. But it depends upon context and approach. At the end of the day, the same thing happens to us all. We live, we die. How we live, we only have so much control over, depending upon knowledge and the timeframe. Other than that, When times change enough, even the most spiritual of us are going to feel it. It is what it is.

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