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There’s a growing awareness in the general population of large-scale financial corruption by the global elite, or the 1%, if you will. This motivated us to write about it — INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$, book five in The Underground Knowledge Series, has just been released on Amazon.

International Banksters cover

The Introduction from this book follows:

Since the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2008, many people around the world have been questioning whether there are certain figures or groups manipulating financial markets behind the scenes.

This speculation intensified with the ensuing government bailouts of privately owned banking institutions ahead of the millions of citizens facing bankruptcy.

As a result, many in the West now regularly second-guess their governments and assess any “financial relief packages” or “economic stimulus plans” with a high degree of suspicion and cynicism.

Occupy Wall Street protestors show what they think of a corrupt economic system.

What certain corrupt politicians and so-called business leaders may have overlooked is that the public are not stupid, and what the average person lacks in specific knowledge of financial markets they make up for in spades with street smarts and life experience. That and the masses have finally caught on to what has been going on for decades, if not centuries, with the money men of the world.

There’s a growing awareness in the general population of large-scale financial corruption by the global elite, or the 1%, if you will.

Surveys have also shown that a big percentage of the public feel they’re being manipulated by corporations, banks, international interests and the media as well as by politicians who appear to have less respect for voters than ever before.

It’s almost as if the public sense there must exist within government little-known powerbrokers who are not for the people, but actually against them. Powerbrokers who are essentially thieves operating in the shadows and getting richer and richer at the expense of the average citizen.

Let’s face it, it’s a really perverse world where we have almost unlimited military expenditure to finance wars, where our governments readily bail out privately-owned banks with multi-trillion dollar relief packages, and yet politicians tell us there is not enough money to cover the measly costs of our own citizens’ basic healthcare, food, education and shelter.

As to the question of who is responsible for this gigantic financial inequity, the prime suspects are the banking elite who are clearly some of the most powerful and influential people on the planet. They shape the modern world far more than politicians do in our opinion. After all, money can buy administrations. Some would even argue money can buy elections as well.

As a result of the public waking up to these sophisticated undercurrents beneath the surface of almost every major financial fraud, bankers are now held in about as high regard as criminal defence lawyers, used-car salesmen, debt collectors, arms traders and even drug traffickers.

We trust all this justifies our usage of the word bankster to describe throughout this book the morally questionable banking profession. Bankster, by the way, is a portmanteau or blend word derived from combining “banker” and “gangster”. Its plural form, “banksters,” refers to the commonly acknowledged predatory element operating within the financial sector.

We should point out, however, that whenever we use the term bankster it always denotes a high-level banker holding a senior position in the likes of major Wall Street banks, the Vatican Bank, the US Federal Reserve or the World Bank. So rest assured, the bank manager at your local branch is not (usually) a “bankster” and is unlikely to have been associated with any of the explosive financial crimes mentioned in this book.

This book is divided into two sections. Part One outlines the problems we’ve identified in banking and finance, while Part Two proposes possible solutions.

The first section is necessary because in order to consider solutions the problems must first be identified and dissected. Many books in this “exposing corruptions” genre offer no solutions to the problems; we hope you will agree that INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$ is not one of those.

In Part One, titled The Financial Overlords, we cover many of the major financial issues the world is enduring right now. Subjects include: the secret world of “black money” and the elite banking dynasties; the central banking system and the true nature of the US Federal Reserve; the less than holy financial activities of the Vatican Bank; the IMF and World Bank’s sometimes less-than-charitable dealings with the Third World; the austerity measures currently being inflicted on vulnerable nations like Greece; as well as the theory that the world’s money supply is essentially being created out of thin air.

In Part Two, titled Potential Solutions, we propose ideas for creating a fairer economic system. These ideas include: publicly owned banks; utilizing certain aspects of Islamic banking which may be compatible with Western banking systems; exploring whether capitalism and socialism can actually work in tandem; arguing the case to maintain but restructure capitalism; and predicting how cybermoney, or cryptocurrencies, will influence the world economy in the next few years.

We view the subjects covered in this book as being monetary issues on the surface only. In reality, they are humanitarian issues.

There’s more than enough money to feed these starving kids…So why are they starving?

Starving the masses of financial opportunities, sinking them in debt and cheating them out of various services their taxes should pay for, are among the greatest sins those in power can commit. These sins result in widespread poverty, unemployment, increased crime rates, homelessness, drug addiction, overcrowded prisons and a whole host of other social problems.

We hope this book will contribute to the growing awareness in the mass populace that there is, contrary to what the Establishment tells us, enough wealth in the world to fix most of the biggest challenges our planet is currently facing.

Product Details

You have been reading an excerpt from INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$. To read more go to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/INTERNATIONAL-BANKSTER-Restructuring-Capitalism-Underground-ebook/dp/B015QN5RTY/

 

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Do you believe capitalism should be restructured, replaced by another economic system or left exactly as is? That’s the question we put to our Underground Knowledge group members in our latest poll on Goodreads.com; we also address that question in our upcoming INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$: The Global Banking Elite Exposed and the Case for Restructuring Capitalism (book five in our Underground Knowledge Series).

INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$: The Global Banking Elite Exposed and the Case for Restructuring Capitalism (The Underground Knowledge Series, #5)

Interim poll results show that 53% of respondents believe capitalism should be restructured or reformed; 27% say it should be replaced by another system; 10% insist it should be left exactly as is; and the balance are unsure.

Poll respondents’ comments make for interesting reading. Sample abridged comments (names withheld) follow: 

I’m essentially a Capitalist as I believe (however flawed) Capitalism is the only economic system ever devised that rewards entrepreneurial and/or hard-working individuals. So I’d never vote for Socialism or communism. However, I also think unregulated Capitalism has become one of the biggest problems facing society right now. It is allowing big business (including multinational monopoly-style companies) too much power and the average 9-5 worker is getting screwed.

Communism need not be the only alternative to Capitalism. A system should be devised which incorporates the good from both.

There is such abuse of capitalism… When money is the only objective at any cost you have a problem. The proposed TPP trade agreement is inherently wrong, again giving more power to the corporations. If you look at the 1888 introduction to Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward you will see the workers still in the same position today. There must be social, economic, governmental and political change. Accountability must be instituted for corporations, none of which, including banks are too big to fail. War profiteering must end. Endless war must end. No one needs excessive billions of dollars at the expense of everyone else. Economic morality must be sadly legislated.

Capitalism should be reformed, so freedom can be secure for all, and finally the ones who were once left behind can be reached.

I think what critics are currently calling Capitalism and the free market are really corporatocracy and cronyism or “unregulated Capitalism” which is a different thing from what was originally in place in the US and much of the Western world. But whatever the case, I do think the wide scale economic or financial corruption by the elites is leading to increasing numbers becoming homeless, losing their homes, going bankrupt, not being able to pay their medical bills, etc, etc.

The greatest flaw of capitalism is the ability of corporate leaders to manipulate the political system to their benefit and to the detriment of everyone else. Making behavior like this a criminal offence, and enforcing the law, would go a long way toward reforming capitalism. To paraphrase Churchill, capitalism is the worst economic system there is, except for all the others.

Capitalism’s turned us into competitive human beings (which I don’t believe is good)and means we live in a system that benefits the rich and f…. the poor. Whether it’s modified or replaced, I don’t much care, as long as we can find a system that helps provide the necessities of life for everyone first. Then you can buy your Gucci dresses and blood diamonds.

Society must find a wise way to give food, shelter, education and health care to everyone. The change from capitalism to another system, needs first a big change in the way the majority thinks.

Poverty could be solved instantly if we wanted it to be- which would reduce crime, benefit the economy and be better for all concerned (oh, other than that current 1% at the top, but they’ve had their turn). I think it’s important we look beyond such things in the way that if someone says they’re anti-capitalist it must mean they’re a socialist, for instance. We base our understanding on the past and not with common sense in the present. . Feed, house, give water and energy to everyone and the world would soon change for the better. THEN you can start trying to attain whatever else your heart desires. Capitalism, in its current form, certainly doesn’t aid any of that.

Surely the genius and greatest evil of capitalism is that we all become both product and customer, consumer and consumed?

The problem cannot be blamed on shareholders, nor marketers. We must take self-responsibility.

 

To view all the comments, or better still to have YOUR say, go to: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/142309-underground-knowledge—a-discussion-group?type=group

Poll ends June 18 PST.

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Everyone’s welcome to join! All you need is an enquiring mind. Our members include scientists, social activists, teachers, historians, authors, military and intelligence agency personnel, bankers, housewives, whistleblowers, students, former police officers, journalists, readers and many more.

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