Daily Pickings on banking and the monetary system

Cuckoos in the nest 17 August 2016

Domino banking 03 August 2016

Regulation is displacement therapy 26 July 2016

$10 trillion "supernova" 18 June 2016

Usury = power 14 June 2016

QE for geeks 24 May 2016

Fiddling while the global economy burns 25 April 2016

Who let the dogs out? 04 April 2016

The high priests of money 30 March 2016

Is Rothschild the richest and most powerful family on the planet? 22 March 2016

Teetering on the brink... 09 February 2016

Who is really behind the curtain? 27 December 2015

Time lords and double entry bookkeeping 18 December 2015

Interlocking power structures 07 December 2015

Money makes the war go round 06 December 2015

One bank to rule them all 02 November 2015

Barcelona follows Wörgl 27 October 2015

Banks don't lend money 07 October 2015

Are environmentalists serious? 6 September 2015

The blame game 24 September 2015

The dark art of money - the biggest obstacle to change 09 June 2015

Money and the Banking System on radio

On 30th August 2012 Clive Menzies talked to Mel Strickland and Mark Weaver on Occupy Radio UK about money and the banking system.



The Banking and Monetary System

The sub-prime mortgage/banking crisis gained prominence in 2008 with the collapse of Lehman Brothers in the US and $700billion in tax payer funded bailouts for the remaining major banks which absorbed some of their weaker competitors with the US government's blessing. Globalisation ensured contagion and bailouts followed in the UK and Europe. The contagion wasn't limited to the banking sector as banks' losses were underwritten by governments increasing the burden on tax payers and citizens. In the succeeding years history has been rewritten to suggest that the global economic problem is a result of big government, the expense of public services, over generous social security programs etc.; in short the blame for the continuing crisis has been ascribed, by governments and economic commentators, to everyone other than the original authors of the crisis, narrow banking interests.

This is the modus operandi of these interests which have sought to manipulate events to exploit the world's resources and populations for centuries. Unless this is understood by a sufficient number of people, the prospects for the future are pretty grim, either the collapse of civilisation as we know it or a third world war, or both.

To understand how we've come to this state of affairs, we need to understand how these banking interests have used their wealth and power



First Impression        June, 1933

 Twentieth Impression        March, 1977

 By Southampton Chamber of Commerce


 First Australian Impression        April, 1965


 First Canadian Impression

         with Introduction by L. D. Byrne        June, 1977


 First New Zealand Impression

         with Statement by  Sir Arthur Bryant        June, 1980

 Errata :-

 Inside front cover 3rd. line.Southampton Misspelled
 Page 2 Sir Arthur Bryant, Surname misspelled


          The decision to investigate the causes of the world-wide economic crisis of the early 'Thirties was taken at a general meeting of members of the Southampton Chamber of Commerce, in England, in January 1933.  The meeting appointed a committee with the terms of reference set forth in the opening paragraph of its subsequent report.