Originally posted by John bull 1
Thanks for the pointer...
Having maintained an interest in the current world economy, especially since 2001, when the last 'bubble' burst, I have been researching and
learning what I can about how we got ourselves into this position of an economy, appearing prone, and dis-functional.
All my 'findings' have seemed to root to changes beginning in the aftermath of the Great World depression, and more accuratly, in 1931, when
Britain, and other countries, suspended the Gold Standard, forever changing the world credit system. It is suggested that this occurance,
singlehandidly changed, and predisposed us to war, prior to ww2.
How the City of London created the Great Depression
Now what does this have to do with the now, the present, and the world? You may ask.
China, as well as other 'emerging' currencies seem to be poised to make a major influence on the world economy and credit system. China, who has
been playing a currency game, by pegging ther currency to the USD hard, which means that their products are cheaper for us to buy, than our own. Many
textile manufacturers, furniture manufacturers, and soon, automobile manufacturers, deeply dis-agree that the US governments statement, that no 'foul
play' is occuring in reference to china. Additionally, the Euro, making ground in establishing themselves in oil countries, is attempting to make
itself an international trading currency, removing the USD as the benafacto standard.
All this, rooted from this era, and directly related to the current US currency, and its fragility. It is appearing that we may be close to an
economic 'shift' and the beginning of a new 'economic' crisis, here in the US and abroad, due to currency fradgility, and rooted from the removal
of the gold standard.
My gut feeling, is this is history repeating itself, or the same event, coming to fruitation.
Basically,...we have become slaves to our debts, never to be repaid,..ultimatly paid to the federal reserve (including all of your income
taxes!),...and going overseas.
[Edited on 31-10-2003 by smirkley]