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The Federal Reserve and the Price of Oil

Domestic oil producers have a source for financing: the Fed. If you want to deploy the oil weapon, make sure you have a central bank that can intervene at will, in whatever size is necessary, to reduce the impact on your own economy, while maximizing the financial pain inflicted on the targets of the oil weapon.

The Birth of a Monster - The Federal Reserve

The monster was the natural outgrowth of an increasingly troubled banking system. The Panic of 1857 was the spark that set in motion ever more destabilizing policies, caused by the lending activities of fractional-reserve banks. This original sin of the banking system concluded with the birth of a monster in 1914: The Federal Reserve.

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