The primary function of the stock markets is to fraudulently siphon enormous amounts of money from the pockets of the unsuspecting masses, and surreptitiously funnel it into the hands of a corrupt few; and this criminal enterprise has been operating with impunity and official sanction in this country for well over a hundred years now.
It is at the heart of a massive criminal conspiracy in which so many people are an active and willing part and receive their shameful payoff for, that it is kept hidden and protected by the actions and willing agreement of many thousands of individuals... to the detriment of billions.
The primary problem is ethics.
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Upward Vector Publishing
Section 1 - The Financial Enslavement of Earth
Ethics & Justice - Part I
The Decline & Fall of Ethics in Journalism
Levels of the Game
Intro to the SEC Special Study of Securities Markets