The whole world revolves around money, yet very few people really understand it.

In order to put sanity back into government and take back the power of our nation, “we the people” need to be on top of our game. The first “action step” is to be informed, because knowledge is power.

That is why has retained economist and best-selling author Steven S. Sadleir to put together an 8 week mini-course that will address US financial history, how our economy and banking system are run, what’s really going on in Washington that you will never hear on the news, and what action steps we can take to turn our economy around and bring sanity back to politics.

You are invited to receive an insider’s view of how the world of money and banking work! Sign up now to attend a free introductory teleconference with Steven S. Sadleir on Wednesday, August 15th at 10:00am (11:00am Mountain, 12 Noon Central, 1:00pm Eastern). Dial 1 (530) 881-1400 then pin 762617# or Skype reeconferencecallhd.5308811400 pin 762617#.

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A strong America is an informed America. Unfortunately, the mainstream media is not accurately informing us about who really controls our capitalist society and what really goes on with our financial system.

The Money & Power Course will teach you how money works, who control it, and why we suffer.

Some of the topics we will address include:

  • A brief history of US banking and the intention of the Founding Fathers
  • Who owns the Federal Reserve and controls the international banking cartel?
  • What caused the “debt crisis”, who was behind it and why did they create it?
  • What does “globalization” mean and is there such a thing as the New World Order?
  • What can be done about the oil crisis and our dependence on foreign oil?
  • How come we don’t get all the facts and our representatives are fixing the problems?
  • What can we do to turn our economy and government around?


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In addition to offering this exciting and informative teleconference, is also featuring a series of articles each week based on Sadleir’s book Money & Power, the Secret History.


In the beginning, man was provided for. The earth gifts humanity with abundant and renewable resources. Land and what it produced was plentiful, but just like in the biblical story of Cain

and Abel, mankind quickly learned to take ownership, dominate, and covet, and developed jealousy, envy, and greed. Mankind’s quest has been to learn to live together peacefully and prosper; the devil’s been in money, power, and greed.

In ancient days the patriarch or elder was typically the leader, and among brothers the firstborn or strongest became head of the clan. The strongest of the clan heads became kings dominating

villages, townships, and cities.  Kings grew in power and wealth by conquering other lands and peoples, acquiring their precious resources and forming empires. As empires grew and as one culture began to dominate another, the very size of the dominion required organization to conduct all the affairs and business of the kings. The rich and powerful veil their ownership and control through corporations and trusts. Corporations are the new kingdoms of the rich and powerful. After the Second World War, these new multinational corporations grew to become

bigger and more powerful than the nations that they served, and they began to surpass the power of governments. Today they dominate civilization.

Corporations, Trusts, and Holding Companies

Corporations are a type of company that offers limited liability to the stockholders, and were originally only established through an act of state. Most people rarely know who actually runs a corporation, or the interests that own and control them; ownership is hidden and spread out among various trusts, holding companies, and corporations; you won’t typically see a family name.

A corporation is overseen by a board of directors, and is led by a director or chairman of the board and/or the chief executive officer. Whoever owns the most stock has the most control and can elect seats on the board, thus having more votes and say in the running of the company. The board creates and dictates the policies and governance of the corporation and elects the key officers. The president then manages the daily operations of the company or government. The purpose of a corporation is to maximize the profit for the owners and grow stockholder value.

A trust is a business formed with intent to monopolize business or fix prices, or a board or contract that manages other corporations or people’s financial interests. Some of the biggest

and best-known trusts include Standard Oil, U.S. Steel, the American Tobacco Company, and J.P. Morgan’s International Mercantile Marine Company. Similarly, a cartel is an agreement

between competing companies that serve their mutual interests. Holding companies are firms that own other companies’ stock. Another form of corporate control are conglomerates, such as Clear Channel Communications, with a massive network of broadcasting channels; they control most of the radio stations in America, through ownership or licensing agreements. Corporate stock can also be held in funds that pool other people’s money and manage it for them.

A hundred years ago very few people worked for a corporation; now most people in western society do. Incorporation has spread to China now, and in a matter of a few decades they now have some of the largest corporations in the world. Corporatization has taken over the world.

The History of Money

Most cultures used bartering for one good for another, or to exchange goods for services such as labor. Values included land, crops, minerals, forest, game, livestock, women, and slaves

or cheap labor, or ornaments such as shells, feathers, stones, and gems. Precious stones and metals have universally been used as a medium of exchange. Most developed cultures used stamped coin metals as a medium of exchange, and minting of these coins was the prerogative of the king or government; gold, silver, copper and tin were the most common metals used for coins.

As a result of a copper shortage in 960, during the Song Dynasty, paper notes began being traded as a medium of exchange. During the Middle Ages in Italy, and later in Europe generally, in order to facilitate their flourishing wholesale trade in cloth, wine, and tin, goods were supplied to a buyer against a bill of exchange, which served as an IOU for payment at a future date. These bills became both a medium of exchange and a store of value; they could be traded for other

goods or saved for future use. In England, bills of exchange served as a form of money and credit up to the end of the eighteenth century.

In seventeenth century England, leading goldsmiths who were entrusted with holding the gold of others, would issue receipts for the amount of the gold that they were protecting. These

receipts could be traded in for gold or traded as a note that another could trade in for gold. Other economies used silver, and in ancient days notes could be traded for grain. However, knowing that very few of their clients ever needed to redeem their notes for gold, the gold banking cartel began issuing more notes than there was gold, and that’s where the trouble begins.

Knowing the goldsmiths were laden with gold, traders approached them for loans. Like the grain bankers before them, goldsmith bankers began issuing gold receipts and then created additional money in the form of demand deposits simply by making numerical entries in their ledgers. These London goldsmith bankers—Lombards—were the forerunners of the current banking systems of Europe, then the United States, and eventually the entire world.

Notes not backed by the reserves of another commodity, such as gold, are called fiat money (Latin for let it be done), and are given value by decree and by enforcing a law to use it as

legal tender. An asset such as gold or silver backs commodity money. But all money is only worth what other people perceive its value to be; its strength ultimately lies in the strength of the economy issuing the money.

Banking and Capital

The first banks in ancient times were the temples, where people would store commodities and exchange valuables. Temples would have a patron king, and the two worked together like the

Government and banks. The first real modern banks developed in Renaissance Italy, particularly in Genoa, Florence, and Venice. The earliest known state deposit bank is the Bank of St. George or Banco di San Giorgio, founded in Genoa, Italy, in 1407.

Banks were involved in the acquisition of territory and resources and involved in the financing of the wars for territory. Wars create massive debt that makes money for the moneylenders.

Moreover, banks not only make loans, they typically have ownership or equity, as well. Now these banks are called merchant banks or investment banks. The second interesting cultural

relationship involves the European Jews, who have played an integral part in our banking history.

Catholics are prohibited from money changing, and that’s what banking is according to the church. So, no believers could be bankers or lend money. Moreover, Jews were not typically

allowed to own land, so they invested in gold, and some lent money to kings. Most European kings owed money to the moneylenders, Jewish or otherwise, and the role of the bankers

in our lives and government continued to grow unto this day. The persecution of the Jews during this period was often more a way for a king to get out of paying his debt than a religious matter. However, by the seventeenth century Jewish banking families were an integral part of European growth and trade. Jews have had a long history of trading throughout the Mediterranean, and using bills of exchange and notes. They were also leading goldsmiths, counting houses, and bankers. So the kings of Europe all had Jewish moneylenders financing their commerce and their wars. This is why you see so many of the old investment banking houses have Jewish German

names: Solomon, Kuhn, Loeb, Goldman, Sachs, Warburg, Schiff, and Bauer, which were changed to Rothschild.

Royal Families

The history of Western civilization is one of kings conquering other kings, and the bankers who financed them. The Angles came from Germany, and Saxons came from the Low Countries like the Netherlands these people first conquered and then ruled Great Britain for centuries. But the bloodlines of all the great royal families of Europe have been mixed through many generations

of intermarriage. Our history and culture are intertwined with theirs, and so is our struggle.

Royal families continue to this day, and they are all related. The Kingdom of Great Britain was formed in 1707 with the merger of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland under the House of Stuart.

The current royal family and primary investor in the Bank of England, as well as in most British industry is a branch of royalty from Germany that has reached into all of Europe. Royal families, through their agents, have been the primary investors in America and other parts of the former British Empire. That ownership exists to this day, through corporations, trusts, and holding companies.

Most people don’t realize how much our own American royalty is a part of British royalty. Most United States presidents are related to English royalty; according to leading experts, Genealogics and Roglo, Queen Elizabeth II is among the closest living relatives of George Washington, through their descent from Augustus Warner, Burgess of Virginia. The list

also includes:

• George Washington to Edward III of England

• Thomas Jefferson to Edward III of England

• Franklin Roosevelt to James II of Scotland

• Harry S. Truman to Robert III of Scotland

• Richard Nixon to Henry II of England

• Gerald Ford to Edward I of England

• Jimmy Carter to Henry II of England

• George H.W. Bush to Edward I of England and Robert II of Scotland

• George W. Bush to Edward I of England and Robert II of Scotland

• Barack Obama to Edward I of England and William the Lion of Scotland

The overview of British monarchs is also important in seeing how the influence of German royal houses, with their strong interdependencies with Jewish banking houses, became an integral part of British government and banking, which in turn evolved into American and then world government and banking.

The House of Rothschild

During the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) Nathan Rothschild gained preeminence in the bullion trade and was a major investor in government bonds, loans, and securities. He played an instrumental role in supplying the Duke of Wellington’s army with the gold it needed to fight Napoleon; at the same time his other brothers were financing Napoleon. The Rothschild’s had a famous network of agents, shippers, and couriers that kept them informed before anyone else. In 1815, Nathan, who was in London, received the news of Napoleon’s defeat by Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo, Belgium, a full twenty-four hours before the Parliament or anyone else in London.

With this breaking information on the war, the newspapers of the time reported that Nathan stood on the steps in front of his office where others would wait to see what he would do. Knowing that he always got information first, they wanted to see what he was investing in so they could get in on it. Nathan was seen looking dejected and walked away and started selling assets, reflecting his bearish forecast for the British economy. This led to a massive selling spree that caused the entire market to collapse. The very next day, Nathan was able to buy up those same assets for pennies on the pound and increase his holdings and make obscene profits.

Nathan also knew that the future reduction in government borrowing brought about by peace would create a bounce in British government bonds, so he bought up the government bond market and waited two years until the bonds were on the crest of the short bounce cycle in the market, and then in 1817, sold them for a 40 percent profit, making one of the largest financial “killings” in history. Rothschild money helped finance the United States through the Bank of England in the beginning and later through various central banks we’ve had in the United States. British Prime Minister Lloyd George claimed in 1909 that Lord Nathan Rothschild was the most powerful man in Britain.

The Rothschild banking cartel played an integral part in financing the Industrial Revolution; they financed most of the railways around the world, large projects such as the Suez Canal, and bought up some of the best real estate around the world, i.e., Mayfair, London. They own insurance companies, mining operations, and some of the world’s best wineries. They invested with De Beers, which has cornered the diamond market and much of the gold market; it financed Cecil Rhodes on his expeditions to Africa and created the colony of Rhodesia. The London and Paris families funded the Japanese during the Russo-Japanese War (1907), which helped Japan build into a regional power.

Rothschild is also one of the largest investment banking firms in the world, arranging some of the largest mergers and acquisitions of corporations, new issues, and financial instruments, and typically owning stock in these same companies. The Rothschild family is also believed to be amongst the world’s greatest philanthropists, collectors of art, and supporters of the state of Israel, donating the Knesset and Israeli Supreme Court buildings. Other prominent Jewish International banking families include the Bischoffsheims, Pereires, Seligmans, and Lazards.

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Learn more about the history of money, the World Bank, monopolies and how it has shaped our society in Steven S. Sadleir’s new book, Money & Power, the Secret History.

And remember to sign up for the 8-week mini course so you will be empowered and informed and ready to take back America!


Tony Adkins


P.S. – Remember, you are invited to attend the free introductory teleconference with Mr. Sadleir on Wednesday, August 15th at 10:00am (11:00am Mountain, 12 Noon Central, 1:00pm Eastern). Dial 1 (530) 881-1400 then pin 762617# or Skype freeconferencecallhd.5308811400 pin 762617#.

The 8-week Money & Power Course will begin the following Wednesday, August 22nd at the same time listed above, but you will need to be registered to get the pin code. Sign up today and we will send you the link to the conference shortly!

Joe Otto