In the Blink of an Eye

Prologue              . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          i

Chapter I             Essence of Economy, Comprehending the Rise & Fall of Empires,

Nations , and City States – History is a Catalogue of Solutions  . . . . . .  1   Chapter II            The Clash Between Catastrophe and Uniformity

The Rhinoceros that sparked the Intellectual Revolution  . . . . . . . . .. .    5

Chapter III           In Search of the Answer to the Greatest Question Of All Time

The Business Cycle And The Emergence Of Collective Intelligence       12

Chapter IV         The Collective v the Individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    52

Chapter V          How Do Things Actually Move  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .     58

Chapter VI         The Phase Transition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  65

Chapter VII        How is Civilization Born   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 75

Chapter VIII       The Pulse of Civilization   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .  83

Chapter IX         The Birth of Banking     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Chapter X          The Role of Money – The Alternative to Force     . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         107

Chapter XI         The First Real Estate Bubble & Banking Crisis    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (9)

Chapter XII        The Debt Crisis – the Battle Between Money & Assets    . . . . . . . . . .   (12)

Chapter XIIIa     The Rise & Fall of the Roman Empire   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     (31)

Chapter XIIIb     The Collapse of Rome – The Waterfall Event. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       (32)

Chapter XIIIc     The Decline, Fall & The Dead Cat Bounce of Rome  . . . . . . . . . . . .     (44)

Chapter XIV       The Decline & Fall of the Byzantine Empire   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         (33)

Chapter XV        The Ascent of China   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     (26)

Chapter XVI       The East & West Rise From the Dark Ages (500-1000AD)    . . . . . . ..(42)

Chapter XVII      The Re-Birth of Banking in the Middle Ages   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     (29)

Chapter XVIII     The Rise & Fall of the Venetian Empire   . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . .          (25)

Chapter XIX       The Evolution of the Interbank Market   . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . .           (14)

Chapter XX        The Rise of the East & West in the Middle Ages (1000-1400)   . . .      (27)

Chapter XXI       The Credit Crisis of the Late 13th Century   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     (29)

Chapter XXII      The Rise of Protectionism & Arbitrary Government   . . . . . . . . . . . .    (10)

Chapter XXIII     The Great Depression of the 14th Century – The First Manipulation   . (36)

Chapter XXIV    The  Black Death – The Rise of Capitalism   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   (24)

Chapter XXV     The Rise & Fall of the Medici – 15th Century Sovereign Defaults   . . . {26}

Chapter XXVI    The Great Debasements of the 16th Century   . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . .        (12)

Chapter XXVII   The Rise & Fall of Spain – The Serial Sovereign Defaults   . . . . ..        {16}

Chapter XXVIII  The Protestant Reformation Furthers Capitalism   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    (16)

Chapter XXIX    The Birth & Evolution of Western Regulation   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      (39)

Chapter XXX     The Age of Economic Tyranny   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      (16)

Chapter XXXI    The Sin of Usury And Its Role in the Economic Evolution   . . . . . . .        (8)

Chapter XXXII   The European Emergence of Bank Money   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      (7)

Chapter XXXIII  Asia Becomes the Largest Economy in the World   . . . . . . . . . . . .       (14)

Chapter XXXIV  The Birth of Exchanges   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          (14)

Chapter XXXV   Tulipmania – The First Speculative Bubble Post-Dark Ages   . . . . .   (10)

Chapter XXXVI  The Birth of Central Banking   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      (16)

Chapter XXXVII The Mississippi Bubble of 1720   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      (16)

Chapter XXXVIII            The South Sea Bubble of 1720   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       (9)

Chapter XXXIX  Migration of the Financial Capital from the Dutch to British   . . . . . . ..  (7)

Chapter XL        The Age of Political Enlightenment   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    (22)

Chapter XLI       The Paradox of Paper Money    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     (50)

Chapter XLII      The Rise of Modern Banking & Insurance   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       (9)

Chapter XLIII     The American Panic of 1792 “Nothing is Certain but Death & Taxes” .  (10)

Chapter XLIV     The Private Banking Debacle  – The Bank War  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .

Chapter XLV      The Dark Cloud of Marxism   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      (20)

Chapter XLVI     The Financial Panics of the 19th Century   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chapter XLVII    The Ascent of Napoleon’s Gold Standard and the Yellow Brick Road    {4}

Chapter XLVIII   The Decline and Fall of the British Empire   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chapter XLIX     The Migration of the Financial Capital of the World to America

and the Panics of 1907 and 1919   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chapter L          The Great Depression of the 1930s   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    (29)

Chapter LI         The Idea of Bretton Woods     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chapter LII        The Collapse of the Gold Standard & the Birth of Floating exchange

System in Modern Times    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . . .

Chapter LIII       The Paradox of Modern Financial Sophistication

LEVERAGE and the Panics of the 20th & 21st Centuries   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LESSONS FROM THE PAST

Chapter LIV       Government’s Chronic Debt Addiction
The Inherent Tendency to Die by its Own Hand     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chapter LV          Global Contagions & Capital Concentrations    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chapter LVI       Understanding VELOCITY of Money – The Contest                                                                                                Between Hyperinflation & Deflation   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chapter LVII      The Checks & Balances of the Invisible Hand  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chapter LVIII     Government’s War Against Its Own People

The Perpetual Public v Private War   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

 

EXPECTATIONS FOR THE FUTURE

Chapter LIX       Thomas Jefferson’s Forecast                                                                                                                      The Dissolution of the United States   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chapter LX        The Collapse of the Europe   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chapter LXI       The Great Sovereign Defaults of the 21st Century   . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chapter LXII      The Migration of the Financial Capital of the World To China                                                                     The Cycle Never Ends   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chapter LXIII     The Rise of Asia – The Fall of the West   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

THE SOLUTION TO SAVE THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

Chapter LXIV     The Rising New World Order
Trying to Learn From the Mistakes of the Past    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chapter LXV      The Way Out   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chapter LXVI     Creating a One World RESERVE Currency
The Next Step or Our Doom?   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Epilogue     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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