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MONEY - David Astle - The Babylonian Woe and Two Essays

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Now, who in England obtains the benefit of the interest charged on sterling which is borrowed into existence by the Government? Is there a clue in the following from Two Essays?


In the latter stages of this Act, despite the corruption of a Parliament practically in the hands of the goldsmiths, led by Sir Josiah Childs, there was considerable opposition, thanks to the Earl of Anglesea, but a people who not long before would never have dreamed of passing such a dangerous Act into law, did so, and Charles, smiling enigmatically to himself, gave his Royal consent. Immediately the extensive silver coinage of Britain began to pour out: to Holland where the Ratio of gold to silver was 12.50, as against a Ratio of 13.35 in England; but above all to India where in Madras the Ratio was 9 to 1, while in some parts of India it was as profitable as 6 to 1.
The International Money Power had obtained the right to drain off the money of the people of England...

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