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IOV is influenced by the works of various thinkers, activists, journalists, professionals and podcasters. Listed are a few who continue to inspire my offering,  even if there is an endless source of good people doing good things in order to figure out how to tame the runaway juggernaught lying at the confluence of greed and politics. Together, and individually, they are digging in to the complexities of global social systems and discovering the many imbalances which affect all of us. They are united in the want to balance the shortcomings of the system, though bound by both the limits of their mass appeal, and the challenging nature of the work they present as it does not sit well with the mainstream narrative. 


Rules for Radicals - Saul Alinsky 

Meditations - Marcus Aurelius 
The Bitcoin Standard - Saifedean Ammous

The Fiat Standard - Saifedean Ammous
Layered Money - Nik Bahtia

The Price of Time - Edward Chancellor
The Price of Tomorrow - Jeff Booth
The Sovereign Individual - James Dale Davidson
Requiem for the American Dream - Noam Chomsky

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels - Alex Epstein
Winners Take All - Anand Giridharadas

The Creature from Jekyll Island - G Edward Griffin
Mans Search for Meaning - Victor Frankl
Daylight Robbery - Dominic Frisby
Friendly Fascism - Betram Gross
The Coddling of the American Mind - Jonathan Haidt
The Moral Landscape - Sam Harris
Manufacturing Consent - Edward S. Herman & Noam Chomsky
Life after Google - George Gilder
Lost Connections - Johann Hari
America:The Farewell Tour - Chris Hedges
The New Human Rights Movement - Peter Joseph
Freedom from the Known - Jiddu Kristnamurti

Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalists Guide to Global Warming - Bjorn Lomborg
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts - Gabor Maté
Human Action - Ludwig von Mises
The Cancer Stage of Capitalism - John McMurtry 
The Strange Death of Europe - Douglas Murray
The Madness of Crowds - Douglas Murray
Chaos - Tom O’Niel
Confessions of an Economic Hitman - John Perkins
Maps of Meaning - Jordan Peterson
12 Rules for Life - Jordan Peterson
Beyond Order - Jordan Peterson
All the Presidents Bankers - Naomi Prins

Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand

How Innovation Works - Matt Ridley 

Permanent Record - Edward Snowden

On Tyranny - Timothy Snyder
The Gulag Archipelago - Aleksandr  Solzhenitsyn
Discrimination and Disparities - Thomas Sowell
Black Rednecks and White Liberals - Thomas Sowell
Insane Clown President - Matt Taibbi
Hate Inc - Matt Taibbi
The Courage to Be - Paul Tillich
Zero to One - Peter Thiel

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism - Shoshana Zuboff


The 'What is Money Show' with Robert Breedlove

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast

The All-in Podcast



The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy


The Coming Collapse of the American Economic System - Richard Wolf on RT


Death of the Liberal Class - Chris Hedges

William Binney - whistle blower

Kevin Shipp

Larry Lessig - Democracy

James Flynn - summarises last six wars of US

Climate History - Dan Britt


Climate change debate, a common sense approach

Global Money Supply

Whistleblower John Kiriakou

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