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Politics / Debt & Loans Oct 26, 2012 - 08:11 AM GMT

By: Richard_Mills

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Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleShould we leave the creation of new money in the hands of bankers or place its creation solely with our government?

“The financial system used by all national economies worldwide is actually founded upon debt. To be direct and precise, modern money is created in parallel with debt…


The creation and supply of money is now left almost entirely to banks and other lending institutions. Most people imagine that if they borrow from a bank, they are borrowing other people's money. In fact, when banks and building societies make any loan, they create new money. Money loaned by a bank is not a loan of pre-existent money; money loaned by a bank is additional money created. The stream of money generated by people, businesses and governments constantly borrowing from banks and other lending institutions is relied upon to supply the economy as a whole. Thus the supply of money depends upon people going into debt, and the level of debt within an economy is no more than a measure of the amount of money that has been created.” Michael Rowbotham, ‘The Grip of Death’

US Federal Reserve – the Fed

On the night of November 22, 1910 a delegation of the nation’s leading financiers, led by Senator Nelson Aldrich, left New Jersey for a very secret ten day meeting on Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Aldrich had previously led the members of the National Monetary Commission on a two year banking tour of Europe. He had yet to write a report regarding the trip, nor had he yet offered any plans for banking reforms.

Accompanying Senator Aldrich to Jekyll Island were:

  • Frank Vanderlip, president of the National City Bank of New York, associated with the Rockefellers
  • Henry P. Davison, senior partner of J.P. Morgan Company, regarded as Morgan’s personal emissary
  • Charles D. Norton, president of the Morgan dominated First National Bank of New York
  • Col. Edward House, who would later become President Woodrow Wilson's closest adviser and founder of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Benjamin Strong, a lieutenant of J.P. Morgan
  • Paul Warburg, a recent immigrant from Germany who had joined the banking house of Kuhn, Loeb and Company, New York directed the proceedings and wrote the primary features of what would be called the Aldrich Plan.

After the Jekyll Island visit the National Monetary Commission “wrote” the Aldrich Plan which formed the basis for the Federal Reserve system.

"In 1912 the National Monetary Association, under the chairmanship of the late Senator Nelson W. Aldrich, made a report and presented a vicious bill called the National Reserve Association bill. This bill is usually spoken of as the Aldrich bill. Senator Aldrich did not write the Aldrich bill. He was the tool, if not the accomplice, of the European bankers who for nearly twenty years had been scheming to set up a central bank in this Country and who in 1912 has spent and were continuing to spend vast sums of money to accomplish their purpose." Congressman Louis T. McFadden on the Federal Reserve Corporation: Remarks in Congress, 1934

After several failed attempts to push the Federal Reserve Act through Congress, a group of bankers funded and staffed Woodrow Wilson's campaign for President. He had committed to sign a slightly different version of the Federal Reserve Act than Aldrich’s Plan.

In 1913, Senator Aldrich pushed the Federal Reserve Act through Congress just before Christmas when much of Congress was on vacation. When elected president Woodrow Wilson passed the FED.

The Federal Reserve Bank (FED) is a privately owned company (Wikipedia describes the Fed as a complex business-government partnership that rules the financial world) that controls, and profits immensely by printing money through the US Treasury and regulating its value.

“Some [most] people think the Federal Reserve Banks are U.S. government institutions. They are not … they are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the U.S. for the benefit of themselves and their foreign and domestic swindlers, and rich and predatory money lenders. The sack of the United States by the Fed is the greatest crime in history. Every effort has been made by the Fed to conceal its powers, but the truth is the Fed has usurped the government. It controls everything here and it controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will.” Congressional Record 12595-12603 — Louis T. McFadden, Chairman of the Committee on Banking and Currency (12 years) June 10, 1932

“… we conclude that the [Federal] Reserve Banks are not federal … but are independent, privately owned and locally controlled corporations … without day-to-day direction from the federal government.” 9th Circuit Court in Lewis vs. United States, 680 F. 2d 1239 June 24, 1982

The FED began with approximately 300 people, or banks, that became owners (stockholders purchased stock at $100 per share) of the Federal Reserve Banking System. The Fed is privately owned - 100% of its shareholders are private banks, the stock is not publicly traded and none of its stock is owned by the US government.

The US government pushed through the Sixteenth Amendment (which exempted income taxes from constitutional requirements regarding direct taxes) restarted an income tax on Americans to pay the interest to the FED and reorganized the IRS to collect the monies – the interest - “owed” to the FED from its citizens.

Sir Josiah Stamp, president of the Rothschild Bank of England and the second richest man in Britain in the 1920s, said the following in 1927 at the University of Texas:

“The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banking was conceived in inequity and born in sin. Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them but leave them the power to create money, and with a flick of a pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again. Take this great power away from them and all great fortunes like mine will disappear, for then this would be a better and happier world to live in. But if you want to continue to be the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit.”

The FED banking system collects billions of dollars in interest annually and distributes the profits to its shareholders - the interest on bonds acquired with its newly-issued Federal Reserve Notes pays the Fed’s operating expenses plus a guaranteed 6% return to its banker shareholders.

The US Congress gave the FED the right to print money at no interest to the FED. The FED creates money from nothing, loans it out through banks and charges interest. The FED also buys government debt with money from nothing, and charges U.S. taxpayers interest.

The FED is the only for profit corporation in America that is exempt from both federal and state taxes.

The Chicago Plan

In 1933, economists at the University of Chicago put forward confidential proposals to roughly 40 individuals concerning banking reform. After receiving feedback from a number of individuals the proposals were re-written, the supplementary "Long-time Objectives of Monetary Management" was added as well as an appendix, "Banking and Business Cycles."

Collectively, these recommendations have come to be known as the Chicago Plan. Irving Fisher was a strong advocate.

“The Best Economic Minds In The Country devised a reform plan. Henry Simons from the University of Chicago created the proposal and prominent economists from other universities joined him in what became known as the “Chicago Plan.” Economists like Paul Douglas of the U of C.; Frank Graham and Charles Whittlesley of Princeton; Irving Fisher of Yale; Earl Hamilton of Duke; and Willford King of NYU, to name a few.” The 1930’s Chicago Plan Vs. The American Monetary Act, Stephen Zarlenga

The Chicago Plan called for only the government to be able to issue the currency – banks would no longer be able to create money by making loans.

"The essence of the 100% plan is to make money independent of loans; that is to divorce the process of creating and destroying money from the business of banking. A purely incidental result would be to make banking safer and more profitable; but by far the most important result would be the prevention of great booms and depressions by ending chronic inflations and deflations which have ever been the great economic curse of mankind and which have sprung largely from banking.” Irving Fisher

The Chicago Plan recognized the distinction between money and credit:

  • The power to create money was to be removed from private banks by abolishing fractional reserves – the mechanism through which the banking system creates money
  • The loan-making function (banks) was to be separated from the money-creation function (government). Bank lending was to be from deposited long-term savings

Although easily implementable the Chicago Plan was never seriously considered by the day’s government, instead, watered down alternative measures (institutionalized Federal deposit insurance and the separation of commercial and investment banking) were introduced in the Banking Act of 1935 which created the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) who were charged with controlling the money supply through open market operations using government securities.

After a mid-1930s recovery from the Great Depression the US again entered Recession in 1937-1938 and the key elements of the Chicago plan resurfaced in the July 1939 draft titled ‘A Program for Monetary Reform’, this document was never published and never resulted in legislation.

Conclusion

“It is time to part with the fallacy that economic growth and employment creation are the main duties of central banks...Economic agony and financial disorder will continue until central banks decide to rehabilitate monetary conditions and restore direct control of the money creation process.” Dust off the Chicago Plan, Hossein Askari and Noureddine Krichene, atimes.com

Milton Friedman wrote “The creation of fiat currency should be a government monopoly.”

Today monetary reform advocates are revisiting the 1933 ‘Chicago Plan’ and the 1939 ‘A Program for Monetary Reform’.

Perhaps it’s time some kind of monetary reform was on all our radar screens. Is it on yours?

If not, maybe they should be.

By Richard (Rick) Mills

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Comments

peterpalms
27 Oct 12, 17:08
The Fed

You are correct Mr. Mills.The Fed is neither federal no does it have reserves . It is a cartel of private banks and the cause of inflation which has made the 1957 dollar now worth 5 cents. If congress does not remove its privilege to create fiat money out of nothing, legalized counterfeiting, the fed will collapse in the fourth collapse of the Central Bank of The United States.

• It would appear the business community is less confused about falling wages than David Leonhardt of New York Times

A recent JPMorgan Chase study, for example, found that the record profits enjoyed by American corporations in recent years, despite dismally low growth in the economy, represents nothing more than a transfer of wealth from workers -- in the form of lower wages -- to profits.

This article ignores the critical role of Obama and his self-serving Fed in causing "income stagnation". By transferring trillions of tax dollars to the banking industry, they have suppressed interest on savings, which in turn has inhibited spending, investment, and growth. This massive wealth transfer to the 1% targets particularly the middle classes and seniors, is responsible for the current recession and income stagnation, and is a major factor in the ticking time bomb of failing retirement plans.

This article ignores the critical role of Obama and his self-serving Fed in causing "income stagnation". By transferring trillions of tax dollars to the banking industry, they have suppressed interest on savings, which in turn has inhibited spending, investment, and growth. This massive wealth transfer to the 1% targets particularly the middle classes and seniors, is responsible for the current recession and income stagnation, and is a major factor in the ticking time bomb of failing retirement plans.


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