Date: Nov 9, 2011 1:41:06 PM
Subject: Printing: Veil of Secrecy at the Fed Lifted, Time for Change
To: Rich Florentino <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jeffrey Rothman <email@example.com>, "firstname.lastname@example.org Kemmerer" <email@example.com>, leslie greenwood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This article is truly shocking. Bernie Sanders, the U.S. Senator from Vermont has been trying get the Fed to disclose how it works and what it does with our money. A provision he sponsored that was adopted as part of he Dodd-Frank bill required the GAO to study the Fed, and this article describes some of what they've found. It is breathtaking. As Bernie Sanders says, we have two governments, one for Wall Street and the other for the rest of us. William Greider's book, Secrets of the Temple: How the FederalReserve Runs the Country, is regarded by many as the best analysis of the Federal Reserve ever written. I have heard it referred to by many sources. It is a big, thick book, 800 pages, but it is worth reading.