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The Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free Paperback – December 22, 2008
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- 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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
The best part is the optimistic presentation of what a sane and sensible money system might look like, that is free of deception and theft from hidden corporate masters. And the solution is not a simple reversion to a sort of fundamentalist gold approach.... The subject of gold is actually explored in all of its history of past abuse and control by the same sort of masters we now have, as well as the current pitfalls we would face. Solutions are based, however, upon the ideas and practices of some of America's founders, and on workable examples based upon what a community and nation' real wealth consists of.
Can be read as a narrative, or you can jump in on any chapter and clarify a multitude of mysteries about just what levers are being pulled by the guys behind the curtain. I think the author goes in the right direction for a way out, but the book begs for a sequel dealing with the detailed design of such a plan, so it, too, does not become a trap a century later.
I don't care if you are liberal, conservative, Libertarian, agnostic, Christian, Muslim, black, white, red, old, young, rich, poor, unemployed, tycoon or whatever... If you love your family and your country and you want a future you can believe in, YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK.
Your mind will be shocked by the truth of how our money/banking/lending system works. Your conscience will be repelled by the evil actions taking place right under your nose; actions taken by people that you think are "respectable" and "educated" and "trustworthy."
Thankfully, by the time you reach the end of this well-researched, well-documented, well-written book, you will know exactly what we can do to fix the situation and make the world a much better place for virtually everyone - a world that is more prosperous and more secure, where opportunity abounds and we are not burdened by an ever-expanding debt monster that threatens everything we hold dear.
I've been studying this subject for years, and have been planning to write a book or two on the subject myself. Only every time I've gotten deeply into the research, I've found that someone has already written an excellent book covering the same material. This happened with Rothbard's "A Case Against the Fed", Griffin's "The Creature from Jekyll Island", Korten's "When Corporations Rule the World", Quigley's "Tragedy and Hope", Sutton, Engdahl, Skousen, and many others. I had thought the best book on the subject had been written by Stephen Zarlenga with "The Lost Science of Money" and have attended his American Monetary Institute conferences. But Ellen Brown's book tops them all!
I can't count the times I had to lay the book down and wonder how someone so recently introduced to the subject could become so astute in so many areas so quickly. She must have a brilliant mind, because I was dazzled by her comprehension and ability to put complex ideas into simple terms. What an amazing accomplishment!
The one star reviews here are seriously flawed, if not deliberately disingenuous. The book is not about the "polemics" of the "LaRouche" or any other "camp". It does not advocate Keynesian or "socialist" solutions. It advocates common sense and practical solutions. Such labeling is spurious and violates rules for civilized debate and discussion. It is also curious that one could so thoroughly pick out all of the two or three trivial errors in the entire book while missing or misrepresenting the important points and large ideas and issues.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While the facts in this book are plentiful and compelling the author often jumps to conclusions that are not fully supportable. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Jerry
This is a must read book if you want to understand what is happening in the world finance.Published 2 months ago by JoAnn Diethrich
Very, very, very informative and educational. Everything you need to know to understand the monetary system.Published 3 months ago by Jean-Yves Gicquel
I learned a lot from this book, but it doesn't propose any solution to the biggest of the world's problems. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Torihama
Very eye-opening! If you want to understand how money is made, this is the book. The powers that be probably don't want this information widely known and discussed.Published 4 months ago by Mr. Howell