Lew Rockwell, chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, discusses the government “gang of thieves writ large;” why “monetary policy” is just a fancy term for counterfeiting; the DHS’s new arsenal of hollow point rounds and bullet proof checkpoint booths; using laughter and ridicule to challenge unlawful authority; central banking and world wars; how government meddling increased costs in health care and education; and why Ron Paul’s epic speaking tour on liberty won’t end when he retires from Congress.
Lew Rockwell, founder and Chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, discusses the heartening Egyptian fight for liberty and freedom from government oppression; why the real threat of global domination comes from the US empire, not some Islamic caliphate; how crop subsidies and Fed monetary policy contribute to food riots in the third world; the close cooperation of Egyptian Christians and Muslims in their mutual defense; and why, even if the US isn’t quite ready for revolution, economic imperatives may force the issue.
Lew Rockwell, author of The Left, The Right and The State, discusses the life and work of Ludwig von Mises, who integrated business cycle theory into a comprehensive Austrian School of economics; how Murray N. Rothbard helped make opposition to war a core principle of libertarianism; and why Ron Paul’s appointment as Chairman of the Domestic Monetary Policy Subcommittee should make for some interesting conflicts with the Fed and Wall Street banks.
Lew Rockwell, founder and Chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, discusses the resurgent popular belief – in line with thousands of years of precedence – that gold is money, Europe’s introduction to paper money from The Travels of Marco Polo, how the familiar demand that even war opponents have to “support the troops” is analogous to asking anti drug war activists to support DEA agents and how the US government enforces a currency double standard: dollar depreciation is the free market at work but when other countries manipulate their own currencies it’s protectionism.
Lew Rockwell, founder and Chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, discusses how central banks print fiat money to pay for world wars that would otherwise be impossible to finance, the enormous resources at the U.S. government’s disposal to delay an economic reckoning, why WalMart is a net gain to society, the division between those who live off the state and those who support it (albeit unwillingly) and why more super-rich dynastic families are needed to compete for power with the state.
Lew Rockwell, founder and Chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, discusses Ron Paul’s ability to explain and popularize libertarian ideas, the large number of Americans seething about the economy, how William F. Buckley, Jr. spearheaded the purging of antiwar rightists from the Conservative movement (and how Ron Paul is putting them back in) and how the hidden inflation tax allows the government to fund wars and avoid popular outrage.