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Girlfriend needs help! Air Force Officer Training School Assignment

My girlfriend has been in the Air Force for 10 years. She just became and officer and is in Officer Training School and has to do a presentation on whatever she wants. She called me today to tell me that she wants to do it on the Federal Reserve. I was BLOWN AWAY! She never wants to talk about that with me. Anyway she wants some help she doesn't have much time to research and unfortunately she doesn't know a fraction of what I know on the subject. So I want some websites that have some good credible and reliable sources for her presentation that she can cite.

She is thinking of doing a history of the Federal Reserve. How money is created. How it affects the US and what can happen if things are not changed. Any help to find good and easily digestible information would be greatly appreciated. Unfortunately she only gets about 45 minutes per day to work on this and she only 7 more days to complete it so having her read books like the Creature from Jekyll Island are out of the question. So the more condensed and reliable the better.

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website does a good job of breaking down austrian economics and the federal reserve in simple laymen s term and is very short and to the point...also gives some good resources.


Ron Pauls "end the fed"...short read and gives a great overview as well.


This is nice and concise and should get her up to speed pretty quickly. I still need stuff that she can reference that is not a website. There are some good quotes in there from Rothbard so that's a great start.

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    great video she could reference from Mises institute that i forgot to mention - you can buy it at their site and it's on YouTube for free:



    Another great book talking specifically about the Fed is "The Creature from Jekyll Island : A Second Look at the Federal Reserve". Pretty sure most libraries should have a copy:


    Also - if she wants great information on how the expansion of the money supply causes boom/busts and detailed information on how it brought about the housing crisis - and earlier crisis - Tom Woods "Meltdown" is about as good as it gets at laying real world applications out of Austrian economics and the Fed through history...it's also relatively short:


    She may also want to ...

    ... look at the benefits of free market economics; which are best learned at http://mises.org/.

    Logic dictates that: Wrong action has to lead to wrong results; and right action has to lead to right results. Period. No exceptions.

    Tell her to

    watch the Money Masters by Bill Still...it is on YOUTUBE. Tons of history there and a good take on the FED.

    I sent her a link to the Secret of Oz

    I don't think its as good as the Money Masters but time is an issue. Money Masters is to long.

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    I posted this late last night

    So I'm only going to do this one to give it another shot at getting some help.

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    I think what you outlined is

    I think what you outlined is good. She might want to also explain the recorded outcome of previous central banks or fiat currencies, eg Rome, Germany, etc.


    What IS money.

    Most of the information you need can come from Ron Paul videos on YubeTube or just doing a yahoo search for the things she wants to present should come up with links to reputable sites that are easy to understand. Do you have the time to teach her what you know. That might be the easiest source.

    go to:


    enter "federal reserve" into the search bar and several articles will pop up...

    the Creature is still a great source, esp the "solutions" chapter...very succinct.....she could certainly skim through the book for good facts, quotes, etc.