The Hidden History of the Federal Reserve
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On today’s program, Jerry Robinson shares a segment from our brand new report entitled, “The Hidden History of the Federal Reserve“. What exactly is the Federal Reserve? Well, it is not “federal” and it definitely does not hold any “reserves”. In fact, it is the central banking system in the United States whose job description includes setting monetary policy in the country. Monetary policy consists mainly of setting interest rate targets and bank reserve requirements. These tools allow the Federal Reserve to indirectly control the amount of money supply in the economy, and in turn, help provide “stability in the financial system” and “full employment and stable prices” (according to the Fed’s official website).
But what you will learn in today’s podcast is that the Federal Reserve has a dark history that led to its current form today. Many people do not realize that two other central banks were in place in the United States (and subsequently ended) before the Fed came into existence in the winter of 1913. So the Fed is actually the third attempt at central banking in the United States.
Furthermore, the real reason for the American Revolutionary war lies partly in the colonists’ efforts to escape the clutches of central banking in Britain. During the mid-18th century, Britain, who was suffering from a skyrocketing national debt, sought to outlaw the colonists’ currency (the Colonial Scrip) and replace it with currency printed by the Bank of England. This, according to Benjamin Franklin, caused massive unemployment in America within only a year. Coupled with the heavy taxation Britain imposed upon the colonies, this monetary oppression led to the sparks that would eventually rise between the two nations, and the colonies successfully won independence from the heavy tyrannical hand of the British central banks (or so they thought).
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