In this podcast series we dive into the long and shadowy history of America’s ruling elite through the works of authors who were either silenced, suppressed, or forgotten, to discover the origins of the 1% and from where their power and wealth was, and still is, extracted.
Each recording will be approx. 1 hour in length to allow for easy consumption of the material. The narrator will only interrupt the reading to provide insight, spell names, read informative footnotes, or provide definitions for archaic words.
In this episode – Continued reading of History of Great American Fortunes by Gustavus Myers. Includes Part II, Chapter IV: The Ramifications of the Astor Fortune. Bankers – The Masters Of the Masters. The Power of Banks To Manufacture Money. The Constitution A Trifle For The Bankers. Banknotes Ruled Not “Bills Of Credit”. Bank of New York Injects Itself Into Politics. Aaron Burr Secures Charter For Manhattan Company Under Suspicious Conditions. The Manhattan Company: A Secret Bank. Charter For Mercantile Bank Secured By Bribery. Bank of America Conceived In Flagrant Corruption. Bribery and the Chemical Bank. Bribery A Crime In Name Only. Astor’s Banking Activities. Corruption Blamed on Lobbyists. Wildcat Currency. Workingmen’s Party Protests. Movement Betrayed By Its Leaders. The Panic of 1837.
VOLUME I, PART II, CHAPTER IV – FOOTNOTES