For many years, governments around the world resort to various methods to affect economic processes. Experts put forward various ways to deal with market relations. Well-known public figure Vladimir Kolesnikov shared his thoughts with Pravda.Ru about changes in the macroeconomic map of the world and ways.
“Mr. Kolesnikov, which reasons do you think stand behind the current global financial and economic crisis?”
“The origins of the current crisis lie in the 1970s, with the departure of the Bretton Woods system, when the Americans refused to exchange dollars for gold and with the release of money from government control, the global financial system began to work to increase the power of the international financial oligarchy and strengthen the position of the “golden billion,” rather than in the interest of national economic development and the growth of industrial production. The “golden billion” includes the countries of North America, Western Europe and other strategic partners of the West.
“Before the crisis, the share of finance of the real sector of the world economy accounted for not more than 10-12 percent of the total turnover of the world’s financial resources. The rest of the money capital had no substantive content. It was a speculative market, where money was making money. In the end, the pyramid must collapse.”
“Can we draw a parallel with the global crisis in 1929?”
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“The scale is much larger now. However, both the crisis of 1929 and the present crisis were created artificially. The origins of the crisis were laid in 1913, when U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, and the financial oligarchy behind him created the U.S. Federal Reserve. Its goal was to make the U.S. dollar a globally convertible currency. As a result, the following year saw the beginning of the First World War, during which much of European gold reserves migrated to the newly created Federal Reserve.
“Then came the economic crisis of the 1920s, the old political system collapsed, and the struggle for the markets of new totalitarian regimes eventually led to the Second World War. When the war ended, the U.S. became a dominant world power, although together with the Soviet Union.”
“But the Americans were hit hard with the crisis of the 1920s. The official history of the United States simply does not say much about the people who died of hunger.”
“Common Americans suffered indeed, but the system won. Then there was the “Cold War”, another economic crisis of the 1980s, which led to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the transformation of the U.S. into the only global power. The global financial oligarchy calculates everything precisely. In the countries, where national currencies begin to rise, they shrink the money supplies, and the real sector of the economy no longer has enough working capital. As a result, the U.S. dollar again becomes relevant. There is a certain interest stipulated, of course, – the so-called refinancing rate.
“Meanwhile, from the moment when the Americans refused to exchange dollars for gold during the 1970s (they turned the printing press on), the dollar turned into plain paper. The U.S. Reserve System currently makes money on the difference between the nominal value of bills and the cost of its production. Let’s assume that the cost of a 100-dollar note is 10 cents, so the net profit from it will be 99 dollars 90 cents. Neither drug lords nor arms dealers could ever dream of such profits. For 48 years, people have been giving gold, oil, gas, timber and so on for pieces of American paper. That’s what the U.S. Federal Reserve does to the world.”
“In other words, this is what the Americans are doing to the world?”
“In fact, the interests of the financial oligarchy are international. It does not care about ordinary Americans or Russians. What was the situation like before the crisis? Having concentrated the levers of financial-economic and socio-political influence in its hands, the global financial oligarchy (personified in multinational companies), became a supranational center of global governance, which put the world on the path of the deadlock model of globalization in the interests of the “golden billion.”
“Overconsumption was based on chronic under-consumption and the impoverishment of a large part of the world’s population. As a consequence of the influence of the informal center of global governance, the sovereignty of independent states began to erode. There were even acts of direct aggression taken against them (Iraq, Libya, Syria, and so on). At the same time, multinational companies were acquiring features of sovereignty that were previously typical of historically established states.
“One shall assume that the system that was born as a result of the crisis could develop only through the creation of new crises (in the Middle East). The system was losing its stability without them. Each new crisis would take the system to a new level of power. At present, the highest bid has been made: it goes about the global power over all countries. And guess who is now the main obstacle for globalists on the way to the new world order in the interests of the “golden billion?”
“Is it Russia?”