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Nov 21, 2022
145 - Is the Fed Corrupt? with Christopher Leonard
Play • 1 hr 29 min

✨ DEBRIEF | Unpacking the Episode: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-leonard 

------ How is money created? Why? Whose job is it? We often discuss the Federal Reserve, and in this episode, we’re doing a deep dive into what the Fed is—its origins, its purpose, and ultimately, its concerning behavior.

What do we do about this institution? Something has to change, but what is the path forward?

Joining us to answer these questions is Christopher Leonard, investigative journalist and author of The Lords of Easy Money.  

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------ Timestamps:

0:00 Intro 5:30 Should We Be Worried? 8:35 This is Insane 15:30 Origins of the Fed 23:50 A Young Fed 30:40 From Gold to Fiat 35:50 A Tool of the State 43:25 Incentives and Structure 47:25 Against Ben Bernanke 55:20 Institutional Pressure 59:30 Jay Powell 1:05:20 Banking Pressure 1:12:30 Political Actors 1:16:30 The Terminal Point 1:20:40 What Comes Next? 1:24:00 What to do about the Fed 1:29:15 The Legacy of the Fed

------ Resources:

Christopher Leonard https://twitter.com/CLeonardNews?s=20&t=2hDVEsJqii7nFVkuwxDPvQ 

The Lords of Easy Money http://www.christopherleonard.biz/ 

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