I wanted to share some resources by economist and historian Thomas DiLorenzo. In the following two videos DiLorenzo focuses on the historical origins and purpose of central banking in the United States.
In this lecture DiLorenzo focuses primarily on the quarrel between Hamilton and Jefferson and the financial and political interests behind the first national banks.
In this lecture DiLorenzo focuses on the relationship between war and central banking.
The following is a copy of DiLorenzo’s short testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Technology in which he describes how the Fed contributes to unemployment.