Friday, August 27, 2010

British Gilts vs Gold, - Vying For "Safe Haven" Money

By Gary Dorsch: "I care not what puppet is placed upon the throne of England to rule the Empire on which the sun never sets. The man that controls Britain's money supply controls the British Empire, and I control the British money supply," declared Baron Nathan Mayer de Rothschild, - once the richest man in Europe. In 1840, NM Rothschild was appointed as the bullion broker to the Bank of England, and went on to operate the Royal Mint Refinery in 1852. Nathan gained a position of such enormous power in the City of London that he was able to supply enough money to the Bank of England to enable it to avert a market liquidity crisis.

Nowadays, the Bank of England (BoE), - also known as the "Old Lady" of Thread-needle Street, - has full control over the British money supply, with a monopoly on issuing banknotes in England and Wales. It also controls what's left of Britain's badly depleted gold reserves. In May 1997, the BoE was granted the autonomy to conduct monetary policy, and with it the power to set interest on

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