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Why Governments Hate Gold — Ron Paul

As the foundation of their power, their fiat currency, is rejected or avoided, government power is compromised. Fiat currencies trade the people’s freedom and security for the government’s freedom to squander the wealth of the nation on wasteful pet programs, wars, and corruption. This is why the freedom of the people is so intertwined with a sound monetary unit. This is also why the founders liked gold and silver, and supporters of big government hate them. -- Ron Paul

Liquidity Trap or Malinvested Resources? — William Anderson

Many people claim today that the U.S. economy is in a “liquidity trap” and only government can spend us out of this mess. Commentators from Paul Krugman to Martin Wolf of the Financial Times assert we are in a “Keynesian situation”; unless government spending rescues us, we are doomed to suffer decades of economic stagnation. The idea is simple and appealing ... however ... - William L. Anderson

Two Structural Reasons Why Government Fails — Steven Horwitz

The bottom line is that socialist planners attempting to abolish markets, but interested in efficiency, would have no way of knowing what people value, so they would be unable to determine what outputs to make from a given set of inputs or which inputs to use to make any particular output. They would not be “planning;” they would be stumbling around in the dark and the result would be economic chaos and poverty. - Steven Horwitz

Rand Is Right — Henry Lamb

The people who carry signs condemning Rand Paul, and the people – from Obama on down – who insist on saddling the market with more regulations and government control, are people who can’t see that the immediate “feel-good” of a government-guaranteed mortgage is an opiate that must inevitably be followed by a painful loss and withdrawal. - Henry Lamb

American Frankenstein: How America’s “Best” Helped Create the New Russia — Diane Alden

Dr. Adams feels Russia's biggest problem is the lack of structure grounded in moral or ethical standards. Up until recently, she believes religion in Russia was nearly non-existent and today it is kind of a trendy thing to do, to get baptized and wear a cross and light candles. But the underpinnings of morality based in religious beliefs have not yet evolved as they have in Poland or Czechoslovakia. This makes progress, economic or otherwise, more problematic. - Diane Alden, 1999, The NewsMax Years

American Frankenstein: How America's "Best" Helped Create the New Russia — Diane Alden

Dr. Adams feels Russia's biggest problem is the lack of structure grounded in moral or ethical standards. Up until recently, she believes religion in Russia was nearly non-existent and today it is kind of a trendy thing to do, to get baptized and wear a cross and light candles. But the underpinnings of morality based in religious beliefs have not yet evolved as they have in Poland or Czechoslovakia. This makes progress, economic or otherwise, more problematic. - Diane Alden, 1999, The NewsMax Years

He Wasn’t Just Whistling Dixie — Henry Lamb

What he meant [by change] is now painfully clear: Obama is on a mission to transform the government of the United States of America into a government based on Marxist principles, acting to achieve Marxist objectives, using the Marxist tactic: whatever it takes. Obama is quick to ridicule those who point out his socialist leanings. But in unguarded, unscripted moments – without the benefit of his teleprompter – he reveals what he really believes about “spreading the wealth” and limiting personal income. - Henry Lamb

He Wasn't Just Whistling Dixie — Henry Lamb

What he meant [by change] is now painfully clear: Obama is on a mission to transform the government of the United States of America into a government based on Marxist principles, acting to achieve Marxist objectives, using the Marxist tactic: whatever it takes. Obama is quick to ridicule those who point out his socialist leanings. But in unguarded, unscripted moments – without the benefit of his teleprompter – he reveals what he really believes about “spreading the wealth” and limiting personal income. - Henry Lamb

Self-Regulation in the Corporate State: The BP Spill — Sheldon Richman

With some 7,000 barrels of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico each day from BP’s exploded Deepwater Horizon well, offshore drilling and oil-industry regulation have returned to the front pages.

Socialism vs Corporatism — Ron Paul

Socialism is a system where the government directly owns and manages businesses. Corporatism is a system where businesses are nominally in private hands, but are in fact controlled by the government. In a corporatist state, government officials often act in collusion with their favored business interests to design polices that give those interests a monopoly position, to the detriment of both competitors and consumers. - Ron Paul

How Shall We Live?

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Paul A. Cleveland and Art Carden What is civilization and how is it to be achieved? How ...

U.P.S. v. Postal Service — Guess Who Wins? — T.F. Stern

Imagine that; the US Postal Service reported a steady decline in volume causing it to lose billions of dollars while UPS has shown a steady increase in volume and profits. Could it have anything to do with the fact that one is managed under free market conditions while the other languishes under the burdens of bureaucratic mismanagement typical of most government agencies?

Producing Jobs — Thoughts On Obama's Plan for Small Business — Bruce Yandle

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Bruce Yandle The ears of small business America must have perked up last month when President Obama spoke about that...

Producing Jobs — Thoughts On Obama’s Plan for Small Business — Bruce Yandle

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Bruce Yandle The ears of small business America must have perked up last month when President Obama spoke about that...

The Free Market, The Only Answer — Ezra Taft Benson

Great American Statesmen, Ezra Taft Benson makes the argument that the Free Market, the American Free Enterprise system, is the only safe and solid economic system for freedom and prosperity. 1948.

Walmart's Bottom Line — Art Carden

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Art Carden Walmart is one of the world’s largest, most successful, and most vilified corporations. It was ranked number four...

Free Market Is the Only Answer — Ezra Taft Benson

Prophet Statesmen, Ezra Taft Benson The only safe and solid answer is the mechanism of a free market operating in an environment of really...

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