Read_609 – The Invisible Cost of War – Part 1 [Alex Gladstein]

“As detailed in Saifedean Ammous’s “The Fiat Standard,” in November 1914 the British government “issued the first war bond, aiming to raise 350 million pounds from private investors at an interest rate of 4.1% and a maturity of ten years. Surprisingly, the bond issue was undersubscribed, and the British public purchased less than a third of the targeted sum. To avoid publicizing this failure, the Bank of England granted funds to its chief cashier and his deputy to purchase the bonds under their own names.”
This was one of the more prominent early examples of government bond market intervention to finance war, and it would provide a blueprint for America to follow for decades to come.” – Alex Gladstein

Today we have an incredible piece from Alex Galdstein returning with his incredible deep dives into the history of money, what is happening around the world, and how Bitcoin fits into the world’s massive problems today, and may fundamentally alter the course of history. Don’t miss an incredible walk through the history of war, and how money has hidden their cost, and thus made them a permanent part of our modern society. 

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