Welcome to Prohibition & the Crash If you are seriously trying to unravel the reasons behind the Crash of 1929 and the causes of the Great Depression which followed, this will open your eyes. The project--a banking interpreter's searching examination into a mystery daunting to economists--sifts even the forbidden causes. You can have the pdf e-book version delivered as an attachment faster than any ordinary book. Copy shops such as Kinko's will print and spiral-bind it in minutes.

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  • Prohibition and the Crash --by J Henry Phillips
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  • Filesize: 980 kb Adobe pdf format, 270pp. 13pp charts
  • Written for investors, historians, capitalists, judges, attorneys, economists, bankers and the forgotten man
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"No one man will ever realize how big it is, so lay off." --Al Capone, July 1930

"When the time comes that we can look at this depression objectively it will be our duty searchingly to examine every phase of it."--Herbert Hoover, June 15, 1931.
In hindsight, it is amazing that so many economists and historians were able to look back on prohibition, the Crash and the Depression without noticing the causal links between them--assuming they coexisted by the sheerest of coincidence. Back then the connection between prohibition and the economy was asserted daily and hotly debated. More...
The book sheds light on the causes of the Panic of 1893, Panic of 1907, and several lesser financial convulsions. It just might help to understand recent crashes during the Reagan (1987) and Clinton (2000) administrations, for the same ingredients were there, ingredients already known and published in 1775.
Dramatis personae: Clark Warburton, Irving Fisher, Arnold Rothstein, James Kerrigan, Calvin Coolidge, Mabel Willebrandt, Al Smith, Herbert Hoover, Frank Wilson, Elmer Irey, Dr Harvey W Wiley, Suzy Ying Kao, Elliot Ness, Huey Long, Lucky Luciano, Samuel Crowther, Albert Fall, HL Mencken, Texas Guinan, Seymour Lowman, Frank Costello, Frank Nitti, Jack Guzik, Leslie Shumway, Fred Ries, FDR, Jimmy J Walker, Herbert Dow, James Riordan, Francesco Ferrari, Malvern Tillett, Herman Feldman... and many more.

Irrelevant? Here is a NY Times video of alcohol bootlegging in Afghanistan in 2010.
Prohibition and the Crash additionally covers the consequences of the Pure Food & Drug Act of 1906, opium suppression abroad, the Harrison Act, the Hague Convention of 1909, Geneva Conventions of 1925 and 1931, the Treaty of Versailles, reparations and war debts, veterans bonus, WWI, the Shanghai Convention, the 10-Year Agreement and Boxer Rebellion and much more...
The most important discovery was quite accidental. Like other researchers, I tended to focus on a small part of the whole, losing sight of the greater context, and forgetting The Forgotten Man.
The original Forgotten Man was not FDR's depression-era pauper. The Forgotten Man is who pays the bill when lobbyists persuade politicians to adventure into coercive meddling. The Depression was a reminder.
Topics include: The Tariff Act of 1930, City Trust Co, tax laws, industrial alcohol, corn sugar moonshine, opium and morphine, narcotics smuggling and money laundering, national and state banks, the Treasury Department, customs tariffs, China, Turkey, the Balkans, Germany, acetic anhydride, beet, cane sugar, Wall Street, the NYSE, the CBOT, Bank of United States, Japan, Manchuria, National City Bank and more... Access to History is a historical data market service. If you require answers, facts, exact dates, names contents or text transcribed or photocopied from 1920s and 1930s microfilms or books, call or write. I have the bound original Peking Daily News, latter 1912 for instance. If you would like to enroll as a research data provider, E-mail J Henry Phillips.
  • Q: But don't economists already know what caused the Crash?
  • A: No. Peter Temin and Elmus Wicker have admitted the cause is unknown, and no professional economist has produced a convincing explanation. The June 2005 Miron Report shows economists are only now beginning to consider effects I've been pointing to since 1998.
  • Q: Other explanations are free--why should I pay for yours?
  • A: You can swap me information instead. I have questions, the verifiable answer to each is worth a free copy of the book. Otherwise try the guestlist.
  • Q: What are your qualifications?
  • A: I am a banking interpreter and financial translator. Visit the sites linked below to see my credentials.
The publication I offer is by no means a complete and exhaustive explanation of all aspects of the financial crisis. It is a searching examination which includes the crucial part hidden in the blind spots--in places we'd rather not look. Nothing verifiable has been knowingly elided, but emphasis is on information ignored or evaded by other researchers rather than a rehash of failed theories. My second effort, centering on the Stock Market Crash of 1987 uses the exact same approach to partially explain the panic and banking failures. This essay is being expanded to include international fallout from U.S. prohibitionist and tax legislation of 1987-1992. Copyright © 1998, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 by J Henry Phillips. Usual disclaimers apply. Click telephone to call with questions; hablo espaŮol e falo portuguÍs.

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