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Oct 24, 2011

The Federal Reserve Bank is arguably the most powerful non-governmental institution on the planet.  It controls the money supply of the world’s largest economy, has a profound impact on interest rates and inflation (both of which directly affect real estate investors!), and has tremendous authority over all banking in the United States.  And if all that wasn’t power enough, because the U.S. dollar serves as the reserve currency of the world, the Fed and its policies also profundly affect global trade. 

It's no wonder then, as the 2012 elections approach, with so much emphasis on the economy, that the topic of the Federal Reserve has made its way into the mainstream of the presidential debates.  Ron Paul wants to end it.  Rick Perry says its acts are treasonous.  Herman Cain was a Chairman of the Kansas City Fed.  Yet, many people really don’t know who the Fed is, what it does, how it works, or who it’s accountable to.  One thing is for sure: The Fed is controversial.  Fortunately, we aren't afraid of a little controversy. It makes life interesting! 

So, we decided it would be fun to stir the pot a little bit by tracking down the author of one of the most iconic, well-researched and controversial books we know of on the topic of the Fed.  Whether you love it, hate it, or it's an enigma to you, if you’re a serious real estate investor, you need to understand the Fed. 

Listen in as we talk to documentary filmmaker, author and activist, G. Edward Griffin about his controversial research and perspectives on the Fed.  Then, continue your education by visiting the Recommended Reading area of our website for additional books and other opinions about this powerful and controversial institution.

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