Ivo Mosley

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(historian, social critic)
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BornIvo Adam Rex Mosley
Alma materBryanston School, New College (Oxford)
Parents • Nicholas Mosley
• Rosemary Laura Salmond
SpouseXanthe Jennifer Grenville Oppenheimer
Interests • “democracy”
• history
• banking
• money
social critic

Ivo Mosley is a historian, author and social critic.


Born in London in 1951, the son of writer Nicholas Mosley (later The 3rd Baron Ravensdale), and grandson of politician Sir Oswald Mosley, Ivo Mosley went to Bryanston School before studying Japanese at New College, Oxford.[1] In 2007 he also completed an MA in musical theatre at Goldsmiths College, London.



Quotes by Ivo Mosley

"Financial services"“Using the simple privileges of banks, the "financial services industry" has become a gigantic predatory parasite draining the human and natural worlds of life.”2013In The Name Of The People
Academic“In academic institutions, freedom of thought and expression is in retreat in many areas. Administrators of universities have become top-down representatives of government, rather than defenders of the independence of their institutions. Funding is sought from corporations as well as governments: "market forces" is a euphemism for conformity to corporate demands.”2013In The Name Of The People
Deep state control“Whether you take the popular adage ‘money is power in its most liquid form’ or listen to the historians—‘power follows property’—an obvious job for any elite that wants to stay in power is to corner the money supply.”2013In The Name Of The People
Deep state“Although elected representatives are supposed to be the ruling power we see them coming and going while the true powers in our lives — political parties, bureaucracies, business corporations, the media, institutions of law and justice, quangos, international treaty agreements, financial systems, regulators etcetera — get on with business.”2013In The Name Of The People
Enclosure“In simple historical fact, driving the poor off the land was, off-and-on, a source of profit to landowners long before elected representatives gained sovereign power. When (as happened in the sixteenth century) landowners found sheep more profitable than humans, many landlords tried to force humans off and bring sheep in.”2013In The Name Of The People
Enclosure“The appropriation, by one means or another, of lands owned or occupied by the poor continues. What was accomplished in England by legislation is being accomplished today all over the world by bank-created capital and debt-finance.”2013In The Name Of The People
Neocolonialism“As colonies won their freedom, old colonial powers were keen to maintain their profitable access to markets and raw materials. Newly elected governments in the colonies were tempted by lucrative contracts into granting licenses. This developed into a simple formula: a supply of money and guns to governments (most of which then abolished elections) in exchange for access to raw materials. As a further corruption, money received ‘in the name of the people’ often went straight into the bank account of a government minister, the account invariably being with a Western bank. For many countries, from colonialism to post-colonialism was a case of ‘out the frying pan, into the fire’. After voting once, people were held in check by machine-guns while their gangster governments, sponsored by outside powers, robbed, terrorized and murdered them. This kind of business proceeded, and proceeds still in many countries today, with the full knowledge of Western powers. Little was done for many decades by the West to restrain their part in it.”2013In The Name Of The People
Political correctness“"Political correctness" affects many academic disciplines. Like all tyrannical ideologies, it masquerades as concern for the underdog but supports the rise of a new overdog. While seeming to promote multiculturalism, it denies genetic variety among human beings and forbids analysis of what kinds of human are (temporarily) favoured by the peculiar conditions of human life today. This buries the urgent need of some peoples to enjoy protection from the ravages of Western imperialism. If we are all the same, the argument goes, we all deserve to "enjoy" the benefits of Western ways of life.”2013In The Name Of The People
Squatting“Under medieval law, if cottagers or squatters could put up a dwelling on unused land within twenty-four hours, the cottage and a number of surrounding acres would be theirs to occupy by right.”2013In The Name Of The People
Subsistence“The great enemy of enterprising capital is a self-sustaining life.<a href="#cite_note-1">[1]</a> A family living a self-contained existence on a piece of land is profitable to no one.<a href="#cite_note-2">[2]</a> Once the family is displaced, the land can be put to profit. Dispossessed adults can be ‘gainfully employed’ (whose gain?) and the whole family can be trained up—via advertising and the rest—as consumers. Lastly, in the peculiar perversity of modern economics, the illnesses, depressions, crimes and other discontents of the dependent are of immense profit to the pharmaceutical, insurance, care, security, manufacturing, entertainment and prison industries.”2013In The Name Of The People
US/Congress“Congress became, and has remained, a forum for the interests and advancement of business. The dominant ethic and the creed of power in America is that the interests of business are the interests of the nation.”2013In The Name Of The People
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  1. "Present Company". Vogue. UK: Conde Nast. April 1984. p. 208.

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