Featured Videos: The Federal Reserve
Who controls the money? If you think “government,” you’d be wrong. The Federal Reserve is no more “federal” than Federal Express. Money is controlled by privately owned banks.
Century of Enslavement: The History of The Federal Reserve
In this 1 1/2 hour feature-length documentary film, The Corbett Report explores important questions about the Federal Reserve system and pulls back the curtain on America’s central bank.
Why Was the Fed Created?
Prof. George Selgin provides a short but comprehensive explanation of the institutional drawbacks of the United States banking system during the 19th century and how this fueled desire for financial reform. Unfortunately, as Prof. Selgin goes on to describe, the solution of allowing a free market in banking was rejected and instead another layer of government regulation was placed on the banking sector in the form of the Federal Reserve System.
Fear the Boom and Bust
In Fear the Boom and Bust, John Maynard Keynes and F. A. Hayek, two of the great economists of the 20th century, come back to life to attend an economics conference on the economic crisis. Before the conference begins, and at the insistence of Lord Keynes, they go out for a night on the town and sing about why there’s a “boom and bust” cycle in modern economies and good reason to fear it.