- Paperback: 524 pages
- Publisher: Third Millennium Press; 2007 edition (July 25, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0979560802
- ISBN-13: 978-0979560804
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 317 customer reviews
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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 Paperback – July 25, 2007
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"One of the most important books you will ever read.... as thrilling as any Tom Clancy novel, except that this book is true... to have an understanding of the monetary mess we are in, this is an excellent historical overview with some truly elegant and ingenious ideas about correcting the problems that have plagued our planet for millennia." -- John Tiffany "American Free Press" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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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"
Literacy on the topic of money is at an all-time low. This book is tremendously important not only in its presentation, but by drawing attention to an age-old topic that should have a major presence in the public mind.
- Benjamin Gisin, Author of "Farmers and Ranchers Guide to Credit," publisher of "Touch the Soil" magazine, and a senior loan officer for a top 10 bank
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– Franklin D. Roosevelt
Ellen Hodgson Brown, J.D., is author of the recently published Public Banking Solution, but also the incisive and well documented The Web Of Debt – The Shocking Truth About Our Money System And How We Can Break Free. Her latter work is what will be covered lightly here.
For most of the modern world, money has been a staple of everyday life. A great deal of our daily functions revolve around this much used, but poorly understood economic tool.
In recent years, the monetary system has grown to untold levels. With the dollar losing value year after year, student loan debts reaching preposterous levels, and debt itself growing unabated in many different sectors of finance, it’s no wonder that the ‘too-big-too-fail’ economic system has its issues.
This is not to say a collapse is imminent as many alternative media pundits espouse. In fact, am more of the mind that what we are in fact in is what has been called a ‘controlled descent” by former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Catherine Austin Fitts.
Getting back on track, many of the above issues stem from our inherent corrupt monetary system. However, what this book does not cover is how the black-budget has been leeching money from the public sector, and transferring by the trillions [according to Ms. Fitts] to the black sector.
The modern birth of this [public] financial control grid is covered in extensive and mind-blowing detail in Brown’s Web Of Debt book. [Note: For a deeper analysis into the covert side of the off-the-books financial control grid, please take a gander at Joseph P. Farrell’s Covert Wars And Breakaway Civilizations – The Secret Space Program, Celestial Psyops and Hidden Conflicts.]
Pulling no punches, this historic piece has got gall. Not afraid to name names, and branching through centuries of historical data, Brown’s work showcases what the financial, political, and elite minds of these times were pondering.
This particular piece also offers data/ideas on some of the vital issues we face and how we might overcome said issues.
From the inception to the private, and heinous Federal Reserve, up to current times, the reader will get ample evidence of the financial mishaps/crimes that are taking place. This is important, because much of the populace is unaware of these dealings.
If you wish to know the truth about our financial monetary system, the truth about its wide-ranging and sinister history, and ways in which to enrich your knowledge on this esoteric subject, then this book is definitely for you.
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Covert Wars And Breakaway Civilizations – The Secret Space Program, Celestial Psyops and Hidden Conflicts by Joseph P. Farrell Ph.D
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This book keeps me up at night, I recommend it to anyone and everyone, it is absolutely mind blowing and completely eye opening.
It breaks down where we were, and how we arrived to where we are, all due to the scam of central banking. Politics is an illusion, banking is an illusion, news is an illusion, all distracting us from personal liberty and a true understanding of meaningless money.
Anyone looking to know the truth, I suggest you start here. I've studied fiat economies, central banking, politics, and social engineering for years. I wish I would have started with this book first.
Fantastic fantastic work. I wish it was mandatory in every school, bank, and college.
Read how the federal reserve came about, how the private banks have tried before, who fought against them, what we did before the federal reserve, etc.
Oh yeah, i forgot to mention. The day the federal reserve was signed in, so was the IRS. No federal reserve, no IRS(taxes). Maybe it is just me, but this should come to a shock to many people. It seems to me the federal reserve is the root cause to our problems. The book is worth your time.
The book explains why the US is in such a serious financial predicament, but it also explains steps that could be taken to rectify the situation.
This book should make compulsory reading in all schools and universities. More importantly, this book should make compulsory reading for all US politicians, and especially the President, so that perhaps then they might gain even a basic understanding as to why the US has ended up in the mess it has, the reasons why this has happened, and the actions that could be taken to turn things around for the better.
This is one of the most fascinating books ever in that it reveals information about the financial and banking systems that all but a privileged few ever get to know about.
In summary ... a truly brilliant book.
Reader will have to take notes and reorganize the disjointed time line to grasp the flow of US and world economy.
But then,,, it is economics.