Tower of Basel: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World
|Rating||:||4.31 (933 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||360 Pages|
Poignant Read for the Brexit Labor's book is exceptionally well written and provides much to reflect about given the Brexit. Labor's provides thought provoking historical situations that challenge one's faith in democracy. His most contentious claim is his labeling of the EU the Fourth Reich. He is very critical of the EUs governance and claims. "Very educational." according to Wayne D Mercil. Although a hard read. I found it was very informational as I did not know of the banks existence. I now have went to the BIS website and have found more very interesting information.. An Amazing Story This book is a must-read if you are interested in money and banking, and it probably should be read by everyone. Even though I consider myself reasonably well-informed when it comes to money, banking, investments, economics, etc., I had no more than a vague awareness of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
Founded by the governors of the national banks of Britain, France, Italy, and the U.S. Drawing on previously published sources, original research, and interviews with some of the key players in the story, the author introduces readers to this little-known but highly influential bank and charts its course into the twenty-first century. From Booklist Despite a title that makes it sound like conspiracy-theory nonsense, this is a serious, well-documented story about a very real bank, the Bank for International Settlement (BIS), which predates both the International Monetary Fund and the Worl
It now stands at the center of efforts to build a new global financial and regulatory architecture, once again proving that it has the power to shape the financial rules of our world. The bank is untouchable. Under Thomas McKittrick, the bank’s American president from 19401946, the BIS was open for business throughout the Second World War. Tower of Basel is the first investigative history of the world’s most secretive global financial institution. The BIS has just 140 customers but made tax-free profits of $1.17 billion