Background Tips for Studying the Chart

The purpose of this page is to explain the format of the Mandrake Chart. The boxes and circles represent Process or Data, respectively.

"Process" is action; when someone or organization does something. Process always creates or transforms Data. Rectangular boxes represent Process.

"Data" is passive; something created or transformed by Process. Data always feed one or more Processes. Circles represent Data.

Example: To build a house, let's say you need house plans plus building materials. This would be diagrammed as follows:

___ Notice that House Plans and Building Materials (both Data) feed the Process called Build House.

___ Notice that the Process Build House creates the Data House, which feeds the next Process, Sell House, which creates the Data Money.

___ Notice that solid lines show the sequence from Process to Process.

___ Notice that dashed lines show Data feeding and departing Process.

___ Notice also that there must have been a Process, say, "Draw House Plans" (not shown), that created the Data called House Plans.

Similarly, there would have been other processes (not shown) that created the Building Materials (Data), and a Process called "Buy Building Materials."

OK, it's weird to think of a house as "data." But, the point is this: Process creates or transforms Data that feeds the next Process that creates or transforms Data that feeds the next Process, and so on ad infinitum. Other rules:

A Process can create many types of Data.

Many types of Data can feed a Process.

A single type of Data can feed many Processes.

The Mandrake Chart uses this same idea. Study the chart's Process and Data flows to see how the "Federal Reserve Bank" (FRB) creates "money" from nothing, recycles it over and over, and skims off the America's wealth for this "service."

(Clue: The Federal Reserve Bank is not Federal, there's nothing on Reserve, and it's not a Bank.)

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