"Almost every religion has warned against usury (interest-bearing debt) and many great thinkers, as well (Solon, Plato, Aristotle, Cato, Cicero, Seneca, Jesus, Muhammad, Aquinas, Jefferson, and Goethe). What we are witnessing today is just the most sophisticated and comprehensive rip-off in the history of the world.
What if we found out that most of the wars of history were caused not by religions and clerics but by banks and financiers? Politicians and governments are bought and paid for. Wars are financed with credit extended to both sides of the conflict by bankers who stand above the fray but profit handsomely. The public would never be willing to pay for such wars if they immediately had to pay out of their own pockets. But the system doesn’t work that way. It would be too obvious. Instead, irrational fears are promoted, enemies and scapegoats are proffered, we stumble blindly into war, the costs are temporarily deferred, while the majority of us, and future generations, are stuck with the costs. It is time for communities of faith to confront this unjust system that pillages our whole economy and enables the war-making machine.
Sacred economics is an economics that serves the cause of human dignity and well-being. The Financial Tyranny we have today is a consciously designed system of debt enslavement that perpetually harvests the energy and substance of the people.” - Shaikh Kabir Helminksi of The Threshold Society.
Find the rest of Shaikh Kabir Helminski’s article and thought provoking analysis here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kabir-helminski/sacred-economics-vs-finan_b_4304870.html