Foundation for Economic Growth - Newsletter

Add your comments here
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Search

Last Updated: Sep 4th, 2017 - 14:42:35


Newsletters : Current Newsletters : 4 September 2017
Thought for the Day

I call the practise of Central Banking the greatest evil of our time.

I choose my words carefully so that you may understand my meaning.

My Oxford dictionary defines evil as, "profoundly immoral and malevolent" and defines usury as, "lending money at unreasonably high rates of interest".

You should be getting my drift by now!

In line with my good Christian upbringing I thought we might take a trip back in time and see what the ancient thinkers had to say. Here are a few quotes from the Bible:


Ezekiel 18:13 ESV

"Lends at interest, and takes profit; shall he then live? He shall not live. He has done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon himself."


Deuteronomy 23:19-20 ESV

“You shall not charge interest on loans to your brother, interest on money, interest on food, interest on anything that is lent for interest. You may charge a foreigner interest, but you may not charge your brother interest, that the Lord your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land that you are entering to take possession of it."


Nehemiah 5:7 ESV

I took counsel with myself, and I brought charges against the nobles and the officials. I said to them, “You are exacting interest, each from his brother.” And I held a great assembly against them.


Proverbs 22:7 ESV

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.


Nehemiah 5:1-13 ESV

Now there arose a great outcry of the people and of their wives against their Jewish brothers. For there were those who said, “With our sons and our daughters, we are many. So let us get grain, that we may eat and keep alive.” There were also those who said, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards, and our houses to get grain because of the famine.” And there were those who said, “We have borrowed money for the king's tax on our fields and our vineyards. Now our flesh is as the flesh of our brothers, our children are as their children. Yet we are forcing our sons and our daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters have already been enslaved, but it is not in our power to help it, for other men have our fields and our vineyards.”


1 Timothy 6:9 ESV

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.


Proverbs 22:26-27 ESV

Be not one of those who give pledges, who put up security for debts. If you have nothing with which to pay, why should your bed be taken from under you?


Proverbs 17:18 ESV

One who lacks sense gives a pledge and puts up security in the presence of his neighbour.


Nehemiah 5:11 ESV

Return to them this very day their fields, their vineyards, their olive orchards, and their houses, and the percentage of money, grain, wine, and oil that you have been exacting from them.”


Deuteronomy 15:1-7 ESV

“At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release. And this is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release what he has lent to his neighbor. He shall not exact it of his neighbor, his brother, because the Lord's release has been proclaimed. Of a foreigner you may exact it, but whatever of yours is with your brother your hand shall release. But there will be no poor among you; for the Lord will bless you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance to possess— if only you will strictly obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all this commandment that I command you today.

***

The New Testament offers a different flavour:

Matthew 25:27-30 ESV

Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

***

And the Quran is adamant that usury is evil:

O you who believe! do not devour usury, making it double and redouble, and be careful of (your duty to) Allah, that you may be successful.
(Quran, Ali-Imran, 3: 130)

And their taking usury though indeed they were forbidden it and their devouring the property of people falsely, and We have prepared for the unbelievers from among them a painful chastisement.
(Quran, An-Nisa, 4: 161)

***

Moving forward in time we have William Shakespeare:

"Neither a borrower nor a lender be. For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulleth edge of husbandry."

***

But the last word shall be given to Samuel Jackson in Pulp Fiction:

Ezekiel 25:17 ESV

"I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes. Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I lay my vengeance upon them.”


Sep 4, 2017, 13:32

Newsletters : Current Newsletters : 4 September 2017
See no evil, speak no evil…

The greatest evil of all time is Central Banking.

And it is made many times worse when bankers use paper currencies as money and practise fractional reserve banking.

When this next banking crisis hits the world, all people will really begin to understand the truth.

Visit Website ]
Sep 4, 2017, 13:26

Newsletters : Current Newsletters : 4 September 2017
Fortunes Will Be Made In Silver

Have fun!

Visit Website ]
Sep 4, 2017, 11:57

Newsletters : Current Newsletters : 4 September 2017
Man Who Was The First To Predict China Would Shock The World By Launching Gold-Backed Yuan Oil Benchmark Just Issued His Next Major Prediction

Those who would understand how it has come to this should read The Art of War by SunTzu.

Visit Website ]
Sep 4, 2017, 11:38

Newsletters : Current Newsletters : 4 September 2017
The Art of War by Sun Tzu

It is a very useful exercise to read this and examine what China has been doing for the last 40 years.

Then examine what America has been doing for the last 40 years.

Hollywood smoke and mirrors have been quietly superseded.

As I have pointed out before, the war between China and America has been playing out while the Americans postured around the world killing civilians and making enemies.

Now we see that China has clearly won the war and Americans must rethink their place in the new New World Order.

Visit Website ]
Sep 4, 2017, 10:41

Newsletters : Current Newsletters : 4 September 2017
Weird Things Are Happening With Gold

Gold is money - nothing else.

Visit Website ]
Aug 31, 2017, 18:45

Newsletters : Current Newsletters : 4 September 2017
Why Has Silver Been Suppressed? - Jeff Nielson

So the BIG Bankers can steal your wealth.

Visit Website ]
Aug 31, 2017, 15:21

Newsletters : Current Newsletters : 4 September 2017
Legend Predicts Price Of Gold To Surge 69% Within 18 Months!

Here's a good summary of the world's debt problem - mostly America's debt!

Visit Website ]
Aug 31, 2017, 14:50

Newsletters : Current Newsletters : 4 September 2017
Why the New Silk Roads Terrify Washington

Brilliant! There is yet hope for a stable and peaceful world.

May Monsanto et al rot in hell.

Visit Website ]
Aug 31, 2017, 12:41

Newsletters : Current Newsletters : 4 September 2017
The New Silk Road Will Go Through Syria

A new reality?

Visit Website ]
Aug 30, 2017, 18:23

Newsletters : Current Newsletters : 4 September 2017
Conspiracy Theory

Some straight talking.

Visit Website ]
Aug 30, 2017, 17:36

Newsletters : Current Newsletters : 4 September 2017
Climate Madness & Keeping Warm as the World Cools

For those of you who believe that a there is no such thing as brain-washing have a REAL Think about this:

Visit Website ]
Aug 30, 2017, 14:56

Newsletters : Current Newsletters : 4 September 2017
Quote of the Day

Edward Louis Bernays was an Austrian-American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda, referred to in his obituary as “the father of public relations”. He was born 122 years ago, on November 22, 1891, in Vienna, Austria. He died on March 9, 1995, in Cambridge, Mass.

His most famous book was probably Propaganda, first published in 1928. It can be accessed online as a PDF here. The opening of the book appears below:

ORGANIZING CHAOS
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.

We are governed, our minds are moulded, our tastes fomed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.

“Propaganda is the executive arm of the invisible government.”

http://disinfo.com/2013/11/propaganda-edward-bernays/

*** *** ***


"The Budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled,
public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be
tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be
curtailed, lest Rome will become bankrupt. People must again learn to work
instead of living on public assistance."

Cicero , 55 BC

So, evidently we've learned bugger all since then!

*** *** ***


“It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking.”

Ron Paul, End the Fed

*** *** ***


Aug 27, 2017, 18:12

Creating Wealth and Keeping it

The New book by Phil Scott, President of the Foundation for Economic Growth.

"This book is good, damn good and no statistics!" Lindsay Gordon, MA, MSC, PHD.

Every serious economics student should have a copy and read this ground-breaking foundation of clear economic thinking. Real Economics explains how human actions shape our world and why so much seems to be going wrong for Western economies. This book will bring enlightenment for the general reader who will see why a few very wealthy are becoming exceedingly rich and the middle classes are on the road to serfdom.

See more: www.realeconomics.co.nz