I have posted before that there was a chain of connections;
From Ezra Pound => Eustace Mullins => G Edward Griffin
But the information and ideas about monetary reform that Ezra Pound was advocating never made their way down the chain to Griffin.
[link to realcurrencies.wordpress.com
Ezra Pound was never insane; it was basically political retribution for his broadcasts from Italy during WWII in English to the American, English, Australian, and Canadian forces fighting the axis powers. Ezra Pound was an anti-Semite who also bitterly attacked the money powers of his day.
Ezra Pound was a political prisoner held in an insane asylum and his health was failing. Eustace Mullins interceded on his behalf and was able to get Pound released.
Ezra Pound had visited Worgl Austria and studied the concepts that Silvio Gesell had developed and promoted. There is no doubt in my mind that Pound conveyed his knowledge to Mullins, but the knowledge was lost before reaching Griffin.
There is much in Austrian Economics that is correct, however, Mises never comprehended the importance of Worgl.
Consequently, I have written that a deep belief in Austrian Economics is part of the problem.