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A History of Central Banking and the Enslavement of Mankind by Stephen Goodson | peacedozer edition

•, peacedozer

I've hated fractional reserve central banking since watching The Money Masters nearly 10 years ago, but this book took my hatred to new levels—especially because I'm of mostly German descent. I bought 10 copies to spread the word, but most people will listen to a 3 hour podcast before reading a single sentence in a book, so I decided to make this. 

I own no rights to this book and will never try to make a single penny from it. At first, I just wanted a clean recording. Then I wanted to include the text...and the footnotes...and the images...and then I figured every slide should have an image...and soon this project consumed five months of my free time. When I couldn't find an image that represented a given slide, I tried to find a beautiful photo of that country's scenery or its currency, political cartoons from the era, or relevant images from my meme folder. When all else fails, you get the wall of text.

I'll be the first to admit that Stephen Mitford Goodson didn't get everything right (particularly nukes), but on balance, I believe his book is hugely important and needs to be understood by more people. Yes, this is dense, and arguably too fast. But I hope you, dear reader, investigate every single claim in this book for yourself. I hope you make some nutritious food (no seed oils!) while showing this to friends. I hope you become a beacon of remoralization for everyone in your circle. It's not going to be easy, but we ARE are going to make it. 
0:00 Chapter 1 - How Usury Destroyed the Roman Empire 
15:57 Chapter 2 - The Hidden Origins of the Bank of England 
45:58 Chapter 3 - Napoléon and the Banque de France 
1:02:28 Chapter 4 - A Century of Struggle: Rothschild versus the People 
1:54:48 Chapter 5 - The Great Depression 
2:25:23 Chapter 6 - The Rise and Fall of State Banking (1932-1945) 
2:56:11 Chapter 7 - Modern Forms of State Banking 
3:07:43 Chapter 8 - The Banking Crisis