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An Inauspicious Anniversary

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{Editor's Note: Today is the 105th "anniversary" of the creation of the US Federal Reserve System. Five years ago on the 100th anniversary, we had the honor of interviewing G. Edward Griffin, author of the seminal book "The Creature From Jekyll Island". The information discussed is even more relevant today than it was then, as the supposedly benevolent and altruistic Fed continues to raise the fed funds rate and contract its balance sheet. To that end, the holiday break would be an excellent time to re-listen to this terrific and tremendously-informative podcast.}

One hundred years ago today, The Federal Reserve System of The United States was born. To "celebrate" this unfortunate anniversary, I invited G. Edward Griffin, author of the book "The Creature from Jekyll Island", to spend some time in Turdville. In a webinar format, Mr. Griffin spoke candidly about his dislike of central banking and he took questions directly from listeners.

In this 50-minute conversation, Mr. Griffin addresses many topics near-and-dear to the hearts of Turdites everywhere, including:

  • Why was the Federal Reserve System created and whom do they serve?
  • Why does The Fed create money and will Quantitative Easing ever stop?
  • Can the process of monetary destruction and devaluation be halted and reversed?
  • Are we inevitably headed toward totalitarianism or is there still time to change direction?
  • What role might alternative currencies such as Bitcoin play in the future?

Many other topics are discussed, too, so please make the time to listen to this entire recording. You will not regret doing so.

Finally, at the end of the webinar, Ed and I ask you for a favor. His longtime assistant, Joan, is struggling with some health issues brought about by her exposure to radiation poisoning some years ago. To help with her struggle, please take the time to visit her website. She's an accomplished artist and, by supporting and purchasing her work, we can all help her in her fight against these diseases. If you're an art lover...or perhaps shopping for one this holiday season...please check out Joan's site and consider making a purchase. Use can use this link: https://pennypup.wix.com/joanhunterart

Thanks for listening!

TF

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Dec 23, 2013 - 12:03am

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woofwoof
Dec 23, 2013 - 12:17am

not going to say it

not going to say it

silver66
Dec 23, 2013 - 12:22am

Tis a day that will live in infamy

What an interesting track record of price stability they have achieved

Silver66

sierra skier
Dec 23, 2013 - 12:25am

Not far behind.

Not far behind.

TheGoodDoctor
Dec 23, 2013 - 1:00am

Fizifth!

Fizifth!

ArtL
Dec 23, 2013 - 1:10am

6th

nice top 10!

thesandbox
Dec 23, 2013 - 1:12am

and the minstrals....

rejoiced.....yeeeaahhh

Mudsharkbytes
Dec 23, 2013 - 1:51am

I eight

too much - belch...

Mudsharkbytes
Dec 23, 2013 - 1:53am

What the?

A double post?

Sorry 'bout that.

achmachat
Dec 23, 2013 - 2:59am

christmas

these public posts are very much appreciated! the last time I got anything for Christmas was around 12 years ago. it was a gift from my then-girlfriend's father. A small diecast corvette that was radio controlled with a wristwatch. here's the interesting part: he said that they're playing with these all the time at work! 1) he was a government employee 2) I live in a country where more than 40% of the population has a direct or indirect government job. draw your own conclusions!

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