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- Overall, we rate End the Fed Questionable based on promotion of conspiracy theories, use of poor sources and a complete lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Conspiracy Theories, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2015, End the Fed is a website that advocates for ending the Federal Reserve. The website does not have an about page, however they state on their Why Should I Care page “Because you’re being systematically robbed and enslaved.” They further state on this page: “If you cherish truth, freedom, justice, and want to leave behind a better world for your loved ones then you must…END THE FED! A free market, where each individual has the freedom to choose what form of money to use rather than one being forced on them, must be allowed to function in its place.”
The End the Fed website completely lacks transparency as they do not provide an about page, disclose ownership, nor name authors.
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Funded by / Ownership
The website does not disclose ownership and revenue is derived from an online shop that sells branded merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, End the Fed lays the argument for ending the Federal Reserve, while advocating for a free market economy. The website provides educational videos, Documentaries, recommended books such as Ron Paul’s End the Fed book, Lectures, and Youtube Channels. Further, they provide a list of recommended websites, with most either on our conspiracy or Questionable source list. Below are a few of their recommended websites.
End the Fed also features a blog that has not been updated since 2018. Blog post headlines utilize loaded emotional language such as this: WARNING: THE BUBBLE IS ABOUT TO POP. This story is only sourced to previous blog posts. Finally, the website promotes conspiracy theories as evidenced by this statement: “the Fed’s counterfeiting finances the tools of the government’s oppression over you: the militarization of the police, the surveillance apparatus, and the endless wars.” While this could possibly be true, there is not evidence to support such a claim, therefore it is a conspiracy theory until such evidence exists. In general, End the Fed is Libertarian biased and utilizes very poor sources as evidenced above.
Overall, we rate End the Fed Questionable based on promotion of conspiracy theories, use of poor sources and a complete lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 11/3/2019)
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