If you want to understand how the so-called "Federal Reserve System" operates (how it drives prices up, creates booms and busts, transfers wealth and power from the average working citizen to the elite who pull the strings) set aside half a day and read Dishonest Money: Financing the Road to Ruin.
Here are some of the topics covered in this book. Each topic is explained in simple / common language:
* The Federal Reserve System, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; who created them and who benefits?
* Inflation, deflation, booms, busts, BAILOUTS, depressions and recessions; what are they, what causes them and who benefits?
* Honest money VS dishonest money: how are they different and who benefits?
By the end of this short book, the reader will be familiar with these terms, will know "who benefits" and (more importantly) will know who ultimately pays the price...