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[–] pby1000 0 points 45 points (+45|-0) ago 

We demand to know the shareholders of the Federal Reserve.


[–] selpai 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

You mean the banks?


[–] draaaak 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

No, we demand the names of the actual people.


[–] pby1000 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

There are a certain number of shares in the Federal Reserve, but the owners have never been publicly identified. A Saudi prince once accidentally disclosed them, but the Federal Reserve should be forced to disclose them.

Some of the people/families on the Saudi list do not appear to be American...


[–] o0shad0o 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

The "shareholders of the Federal Reserve" is a widely spread conspiracy theory, and is meaningless.

"Shareholders" of the Federal Reserve are largely symbolic. They have no control over the Fed's operations; that's done entirely by people appointed by the US government. They receive no dividends. The only power they hold over the Fed is the ability to sue the Fed should it fail in its mandate, which is to keep the US currency stable.


[–] ADaniels 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

No dividends? Sorry, but last year the fed was paid HALF A TRILLION in interest on the national debt, and no audit means we don’t know where that goes!


[–] pby1000 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I understand what you are saying, but I disagree with it.

There are very good reasons why the internal structure of the Fed is hidden from everyone. There is also a very good reason why the Fed has never been audited.

Also, I want to buy shares in the Fed. It seems like it is a very good investment. Why can I not do this?