68 V. Best Books for 2018 THE GLOBAL ECONOMY • The Oil Card: Global Economic Warfare in the 21st Century by James R. Norman: Read this book and listen to our interviews with Jim Norman. You will not understand the role of energy in our economy until you do. • Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China by Stephen Roach: This is my top pick for understanding the U.S.-China economic relationship and the rebalancing of the global economy. • Black Money by Michael Thomas: When I called Bill Hamilton to talk to him about the relationship of PROMIS software to mort- gage fraud, he told me to read Black Money and call him back. This is a fiction beach reading introduction to how digital systems turbocharged fraud and money laundering. • The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve by G. Edward Griffin: A look into the machinations of the Federal Reserve and its political and economic impacts. GEOPOLITICS • Trading with the Enemy: An Expose of the Nazi-American Money Plot 1933-1949 by Charles Higham: I keep recommending Higham’s well-researched history of WWII as it does a remarkable job of helping subscrib- ers understand the real governance system running our planet. • IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Al- liance Between Nazi Germany and Amer- ica’s Most Powerful Corporation by Edwin Black: Black’s investigative thriller of IBM’s critical role serving Nazi Germany throughout the war provides more insight into the real governance system running our planet. • Hess and the Penguins: The Holocaust, Antarctica and the Strange Case of Ru- dolf Hess by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell: This is the most recent in Dr. Farrell’s series on the Nazis. Sit down and read Dr. Farrell’s entire Nazi series if you want to understand how strange things really are. • The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government by David Talbot: Talbot has written the best book about the Kennedy as- sassination to date. He nails those responsible while weaving a fascinating story of American history. If you want to understand the U.S. “deep state,” this is not to be missed. • Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace by Peter Janney: Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, Mary’s Mosaic is an essential read—not just to understand the Kennedy years and the Kennedy assassination but also to understand how America became a prisoner of its intelligence and black budget complex. • Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse Of Global Transformation by Patrick Woods: Technology is being used to centralize con- trol. Woods provides significant documen- tation that makes the invisible shift in power visible. • The Essential Saker II: Civilizational Choices and Geopolitics: The Russian Challenge to the Hegemony of the Anglo- Zionist Empire by The Saker: This new se- lection of The Saker’s writings is an outstand- ing way of understanding the transformation to a multipolar world. • The Half Has Never Been Told by Edward Baptist: You can’t understand slavery until you understand how profitable it is and the conditions that made it possible to exist and to outlaw. Let’s keep it that way. THE COVERT SIDE • Under an Ionized Sky: From Chemtrails to Space Fence Lockdown by Elana Freeland, Foreword by Clifford Carnicom: Freeland documents who controls the most powerful secret technology and is using it to reengineer