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martedì 9 febbraio 2016

Black: Vi presento il leader mondiale che ha rubato l'oro dei suoi cittadini

Belli questi post storici di Simon Black. Questo e' su quel fallito (letteralmente, e non era neanche colpa sua in fondo, vedi le spese pazze in guerre di Elizabeth I e King James prima di lui) 

Even before his coronation in 1626, King Charles I of England was almost bankrupt. 

His predecessors King James and Queen Elizabeth had run the royal treasury down to almost nothing. 
Costly war and military folly had taken its toll. The crown had simply wasted far too much money, and brought in too little. 
To make matters worse, King Charles was constantly at odds with parliament. 
The English government was completely dysfunctional, with constant bickering, personal attacks, and very little sound decision-making.
Parliament refused to pass the taxes that Charles needed to make ends meet. 
But at the same time, the King was legally unable to levy his own taxes without parliamentary approval. 
So, faced with financial desperation, he began to look for alternative ways to raise revenue. 
One way was relying on practically ancient, obscure laws to penalize his subjects. 
The Distraint of Knighthood, for example, was based on an act from 1278, roughly three and a half centuries before Charles’ coronation. 
The Act gave him the legal authority to fine all men with a minimum level of income who did not present themselves in person at his coronation. 
Charles also commandeered vast amounts of land, restoring the boundaries of the royal forests to where they had been during the time of King Edward I in the 13th century. 
He then fined anyone who encroached on the land, and resold much of it to industries that were supportive of his reign. 
King Charles even resorted to begging: in July 1626, he requested that his subjects “lovingly, freely, and voluntarily” give him money. 
When that didn’t work, the King levied a Forced Loan, effectively confiscating people’s funds under the guise of ‘borrowing’ it. 
He raised about £250,000, the equivalent of about $7.5 billion today. 
Emboldened by his success, Charles eventually seized assets directly, including all the gold on deposit being held at the Royal Mint– money that belonged to the merchants and goldsmiths of England. 
At one point Charles even forced the East India Company to ‘loan’ him their pepper and spice inventory. He subsequently sold the products at a steep loss.

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1 commento:

  1. Non è assolutamente una novità che un governo, causa debiti, cerchi di strappare forzosamente i cespiti dei cittadini, soprattutto se aurei.

    E' successo con Carlo I, è successo in francia con filippo il bello,che cancellò i suoi debiti disintegrando (fisicamente) l'ordine dei templari, ed infine anche in Italia, con la campagna "oro per la patria".

    Oggi i pochi metallari non plagiati dalla muflonica distrazione di massa, sanno come acquistare, vendere e conservare (hole is better) l'oggetto del loro trading; l'osso al naso ce lo siamo tolto da tempo.

    Signor Marrone