Episode 345

­Every week Max Keiser looks at all the scandal behind the financial news headlines.

In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the ‘bankstatocracy’ that has led to what the mainstream financial media calls an ‘unintended’ wealth gap in the consumer sector – between those who recovered from the recession, and those still struggling. Any suggestions that this wealth gap might be intentional is ‘suspicious’ behavior, according to the US government.  Max and Stacy also examine ‘wealth managers’ for Australia’s poor. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to privacy activist Frank Braun about sneakernet and privacy, the libertarian case for bitcoin and the flourishing official bitcoin economy.