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The expansion of the Royal Institute of International Affairs
Since its inception, the Royal Institute of International Affairs—of which the Council on Foreign Relations, too, traces its origins from the 1919 Paris Peace Conference where Anglo-American scholars convened to build their framework for world order following the devastating results of World War I—has, over the years, opened affiliated branches throughout the commonwealth of Nations.
Similar think-tanks have successively emerged, namely the Australian Institute of International Affairs, the South African Institute of International Affairs, the Indian Council on World Affairs, the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs and the Canadian International Council.
In an interview recorded in 1974, Carroll Quigley, an American historian and theorist of the evolution of civilizations, gives his narrative concerning the gradual expansion of this think-tank's sphere of influence in the first half of the twentieth century and how it has incrementally exerted power in international affairs via its cohorts.
Ellen Hodgson Brown, President & Founder of the Public Banking Institute (PBI) and author of such books as "The Web of Debt", The Public Bank Solution", addresses the PBI 2012 conference in Philadelphia.
Victoria Grant, seen here aged 12 years old, addresses the first annual Public Banking Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Her father and she discovered that the debt money system was what was wrong with the Canadian economy and decided to do something about it.
The Bank of North Dakota was established by legislative action in 1919 to promote agriculture, commerce and industry. North Dakota is the only state to have escaped the credit crisis. For every year since 2008, it has run a budget surplus and it has the lowest unemployment figures in the US, the lowest default rate on its loans and the lowest foreclosure rate.
Mike Krauss, Chairman of the Pennsylvania Project, puts forward his proposal, based on the success of the Bank of North Dakota, to create a Public Bank for the state of Pennsylvania. Such a move would free the state from the clutches of the Fed, reduce the debt burden, boost investments and serve the public interest.
Most people hold the view that their bank deposits are safe with the big commercial banks, however, this assumption is not based on the facts. This video features official government documents detailing information that should sound anyone's alarm bells [edited].