“Money For Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve” Saratoga County Premier April 24

by Jared Rifenbary on April 14, 2014


Dear Saratoga County Residents ,

If you’re looking for an entertaining and educational evening that focuses on our central bank then please plan on attending this special one night event.

The documentary, “Money For Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve”, is appropriate for anyone who has an interest in bettering their personal understanding of the role of the Federal Reserve and certainly the implications that their policy decisions have on each of us as individuals, community members, and Americans.

In a world where all major central banks are taking extraordinary measures to ensure their domestic economies keep their heads above water, it is imperative that all of us have at least a basic awareness of what the Fed is doing and perhaps more importantly what the Fed has done in the past and what the results have been.

The risks that we all face are rather historic and not understanding what the potential consequences may be from such unprecedented monetary action is rather risky. The danger lies not only with our personal financial well-being, but also with the overall well-being of our society and country.

The stakes could not be higher.

The US dollar is the bedrock of the current international monetary system and we as Americans should not take that for granted.

The monetary system in many respects defines the way of the world. It is therefore no coincidence that we see geopolitical tension rising while at the same time we see the role of the dollar being questioned.

Since the 2008 crisis the dollar dominated system has increasingly been criticized by countries such as China and Russia. Their call for change has not been all talk as many actions have been taken in order to avoid or change the current order.

The question is, why?

Why are they looking for an alternative to the dollar?

Even though they are extremely dependent upon the US and the integrity of the dollar (system), in particular China, why would they slap the hand that feeds them?

It is a big question with answers that have major implications for the current order, but there is no doubt that these countries along with many others are no longer looking to maintain the status quo.

We are in the early stages, but you can be sure that all of this is accelerating. The implications are huge and it would be wise of you to pay attention.

Besides countries, we are now seeing individuals looking toward digital currencies as an alternative to not only the US dollar, but all government issued fiat money.


Why are ordinary people beginning to look to use/possess alternative forms of money/currency?

This is once again a major question that all of us should at least stop and think about. Is digital currency just a fad or is it something much, much bigger?

Though some digital currencies such as bitcoin may die, others may come to replace it.

For many who are taking part in this movement it is not necessarily about speculating on the “value” of such currency (though many do in this early stage), but rather to advance freedom in regard to each individual having the right to choose its preferred medium of exchange.

A revolutionary idea and movement no doubt.

But will the powers that be allow it to go on?

Autocratic countries such as China and Russia have already banned the use of such currencies. The US and many other western governments have also looked to outlaw or shun digital currency.

The point is if they can’t control it, why would they want it?

Obviously, digital currency in its current structure, is not something they want.

The real question when it comes to digital currency, is will it succeed in the long run?

I’m sure success will vary, but in my opinion success will be dependent upon how far the advance of liberty is “allowed”.

All of what I am talking about has direct connections to the Federal Reserve and its role within our society. This of course then relates to the role of central banking and the relationship it has with our federal government.

Is the current system right? Is it just? Is it fair?

Does the current system breed morality and equality, or does it breed discrimination and partiality?

Do we as Americans deserve something better, or should we all accept the sanctity of central bankers?

Such sages as Yellen and Bernanke, Draghi and Kuroda, all of the same ilk are really the best we can do?


But that is for you to decide.

That is why I am urging you to join us on April 24th, 7:00 PM at the Gannett Auditorium, Skidmore College to view the newly released documentary “Money For Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve”

Even if you have no knowledge of the Federal Reserve, it doesn’t matter. This movie will help you take that first step toward having at least a basic understanding of what is one of the most overlooked and yet most important institutions in the world.

You may not know it, but their decisions directly affect you everyday.

I will be conducting an insightful Q&A session with Director Jim Bruce via Skype following the movie. This will allow us to get a bit more personal with Jim and I’m looking forward to really pushing the boundaries. If anything, it will be a lot of fun.

SkidMarket’s and myself are extremely excited to be able to bring this FREE screening to our local community and once again urge you to please attend and help spread the word!

The time to take an interest and act is now!

If you would like to see what the critics are saying about the movie please click here:


Watch the movie trailer here:


Additional Event Details can be found here:


Please RSVP if you can. Again, there is no cost to attend.

Also, please “like” the Event Page found above and share it with all your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.

Spread the word and make this a great event!

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