Chapter 6: Pulling the Strings of the King:
the Moneylenders Take England
- How did Queen Elizabeth avoid the usery trap when the supply of money contracted after she tightened the usery laws? What legal precedent did her actions set?
- Which English king was assassinated in the action “carried out to secure the loans”? What did this assure the lenders?
- What was the turn of fate for England after Cromwell’s death?
- What major economic conditions can the transference of the money supply into private hands lead to? By what means do the moneylenders create such conditions?
- What money lending device that was used in the loan taken by William to finance the war with Louis XIV is still used today?
- What political force does this device encourage and foster?
Chapter 7: While Congress Dozes in the Poppy Fields:
Jefferson and Jackson Sound the Alarm
- What had Thomas Jefferson feared and then discovered to be true in 1811 when he guided the US Bank’s charter to non-renewal?
- What prescient statement was made by Congressman Desha of Kansas that is more true today than ever?
- How many sons did Mayer Amschel Bauer send forth, to where, under what surnames, and for what purpose?
- According to Brown, what key factors set the war with England of 1812 into motion?
- What did the charter of the 2nd US bank (also private) allow for?
- What US document omits mention of paper money?
- What did Thomas Jefferson believe was more dangerous than standing armies and military power of enemies?
- Which president who opposed private banking was the victim of a failed assassination attempt and which (also opponent of private banking) was the victim of a completed assassination?