2. You're a Victim
3. There's a Way Out!
In essence, this is the message of NY Times best selling author Orrin Woodward's latest book (to be released this month), entitled The Financial Matrix.
Cleverly relating today's complicated financial environment to the popular 1999 smash hit movie The Matrix, Orrin Woodward draws upon deep scholarship to simplify a complicated picture, showing how the great masses of people have throughout history been ensnared in powerful webs of control.
The first scam or "Matrix" of control was slavery. This is the instance in which the powerful aristocracy simply (and horribly) "owned" another human being and therefore captured 100% of that person's output for themselves.
After slavery came the scam or "Matrix" of feudalism, in which the powerful aristocracy owned the land and therefore captured a large part of the production from the other person's working of that land.
Today, slavery and feudalism have thankfully receded, but in their place (and this is the key premise of Orrin Woodward's book) is a complicated, nearly invisible system of control every bit as diabolical as its two predecessors. He calls it the Financial Matrix.
I won't spoil the mystery for you, but take a look at some of the statistic pulled from the pages of this captivating publication:
1. The average American in 2014 is more than $225,000 in debt.
2. Average credit card debt among indebted households: $15,263 at an average interest rate of 14.95% APR.
3. Only 59 percent of Americans have at least $500 in a savings account.
4. Household income in America has dropped nearly 8% since its 1999 peak of $56,895.
Shockingly, these results are not accidental, nor, as some pundits would proclaim, are they merely the result of "stupid Americans over-consuming." As Orrin Woodward develops in his book, the condition of the average person's finances is actually the direct result of a financial system designed to feed off the unsuspecting. Fiat money, fractional reserve banking, and other mechanisms work behind the scenes to entrap those who don't realize the dangers of consumer debt.
Enjoy what you learn and do what you can to escape from the scam of the Financial Matrix!