Vexman’s Thoughts: Business as Usual

This is, typical of Vex, a long and well-thought out post, so give it a half an hour or so to read first time through.

Business as Usual

As I read it, he was taking me though, step by step, the dismantling of the country and seizure of resources by the wealthy classes in the wake of the passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913. First came a war, of course, and the massive spending and debt that goes with that. But then followed, as the lamb follows Mary, corruption as one resource after another, from oil to steel, copper, and even nitrates, were concentrated in a few wealthy hands.

He names names, most familiar, and companies, also very familiar for much of the piece, but he does not go into genealogy, a welcome relief, as far as I am concerned.

7 thoughts on “Vexman’s Thoughts: Business as Usual

  1. After the holiday this week I’ll take time & read this! I grew up in a booming mill town with hardworking and proud people. They boasted on how they were all a big part of the “war efforts”. Of course, it is now a ghost town and the drug scene has taken a big bite out of it. Thanks, Vexman, for putting it all together in one spot and naming companies. I am looking forward to getting into this article.


  2. Well done gentlemen. Now, I’m confused and demand an explanation (well, not demanding anything, really). I may be crazy, but my memory is still the one of a Tibetan monk. I remember the famous dispute between two men in Q1 2017. It was ugly. Was not clear back then if a sincere dupe or an agent got called out. Nowadays, Vexman comments back in POM and MT reciprocate on his. I figure the situation was sorted out and perhaps I missed that post back in the day. Shame on me. Any clarification is welcome. Vexman is a dense and seriour researcher, don’t get me wrong, his most recent pieces are thrilling. He’s back and better than ever. I celebrate dialogue and understanding and that he’s back in activity.


    1. No need to be confused or ashamed, Le Salle. Mark and I had a serious but private conversation, which obviously smoothened our dispute to the point we can again openly discuss and debate. There’s a simple resolution to the dilemma about “dupe or agent” question – it was none of the two. My series of related posts, which was the essence of our dispute, will be continued at my own venue. And that was pretty much all the substance in the drama, which you were following. Sorry to disappoint you, but there is and will be no public post sorting out the issue between Mark and me, some things are just not meant to be a public discussion.

      Just to clarify – I never stopped writing or posting at my blog since we parted.


      1. V.- Thank you. Greetings to Ljubljana. No need more details about the truce. I know you never stopped writing, but considered it somewhere along the way… Anyway, my public recognition to you: at some point, you were the only one in the English language exploring and publishing relating the work of Solzhenitsyn. Tip of the hat, Sir. Also, I would like your comment on the work of N. Starikov, but we’ll meet at your neck of the woods. This blog is for something else.

        La Salle


        1. Just post a comment about Starikov at my blog, in my post about Solzhenytsin titled “A remarkable book”. There is much to talk about in connection to the last 100 years of bolsheviks, communists and intrigues within Russia.


    1. There’s an original copy here of Lundberg’s book, with some of the e-book formats Here’s a link to the original scan of Lundberg’s book “America’s 60 families”, with some e-book formats (Kindle, Daisy, EPUB) already made accessible for easier consumption: .

      That was my secondary source, one of the primary sources for factual cross-checking can be found here: . The link leads to the record of hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency, US Senate, 73rd Congress, 1st-2nd session – a resolution to investigate practices of stock exchanges with respect to the buying and selling and the borrowing and lending of listed securities, and a resolution to investigate the matter of banking operations and practices, the issuance and sale of securities, and the trading therein.

      At the bottom of that linked archive-org page, there are further links to all related volumes of records of various investigating Committees.

      In addition to these, Lundberg has listed many sources he used to compose his “America’s 60 families” book, here’s a partial list for further reading and cross-checking:
      Society Circus, by Helen Worden;
      The Great Game of Politics, by Frank R. Kent;
      Capitalism and Its Culture, by Jerome Davis,
      Forty years Forty Millions, by George Britt;
      Theodore Roosevelt, by Henry Pringle,
      Wealth and Culture, by E. C. Lindeman,
      God’s Gold, by John T. Flynn,
      Dwight Morrow, by Harold Nicolson;
      As I Knew Them, by Henry L. Stoddard,
      They Told Barron and More They Told Barron, the notes of Clarence Walker Barron,
      The Measurement of American Wealth, by Robert R. Doane,
      Rich Man, Poor Man, by Ryllis A. and Omar P. Goslin;
      Rulers of America, by Anna Rochester.

      Complete list can be found in Lundberg’s “Acknowledgements” chapter.


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