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Antiwar Radio: Thomas E. Woods

Thomas E. Woods, author of Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse, discusses why the trillion dollar military budget is the most deserving candidate for federal spending cuts; why the military’s aging weapons and vehicles, and the shrunken Air Force and Navy, should make us wonder where all the money is going; how an increase in interest rates would end the charade that US debt levels are sustainable; and some creative ideas on reducing the rolls of social security.

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Antiwar Radio: Thomas E. Woods

Thomas E. Woods, author of Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century, discusses the few Leftists and many libertarians working to shift the balance of power away from Washington and toward local control; why it’s still hard to shake the nearly 150-year old misconception that secessionists are slavery sympathizers; why an ignorant population is much more likely to inherit an authoritarian state than a libertarian paradise following a government and economic collapse; and polls that show a large majority of Americans prefer unchecked government secrecy and have no interest in maintaining a free press.

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Antiwar Radio: Thomas E. Woods and Charles Goyette

Thomas E. Woods and Charles Goyette, authors of Meltdown and The Dollar Meltdown (respectively), discuss Washington Post writer David Broder’s assertion that a war with Iran would save Obama’s legacy and the economy, why it’s still important to fight against the myth that WWII caused the end of the Great Depression, how surging commodity prices and a falling dollar signal serious consumer price inflation by next year, the post-9/11 economic sugar high engineered by Alan “Maestro” Greenspan’s interest rate cuts, the insignificant spending cuts in the GOP’s “Pledge to America” and why Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign will be a barn-burner.

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Antiwar Radio: Thomas E. Woods

Thomas E. Woods Jr., scholar at the Mises Institute and author of Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century, discusses the constitutional power of the U.S. government to raise armies and declare wars, the modern nullification represented by the Bring the Guard Home movement, the evolution of the constitutional system from union to nation, Tom’s idea of reviving the principles of 1798 – nullification and interposition of unconstitutional laws by the states against the U.S. government – to try to force a rollback of the modern authoritarian state, why the national government is a greater danger to Americans’ life and liberty than the state governments, the possibility of the states nullifying the recruitment of their sons and daughters into fighting unconstitutional wars, the members of the ratifying conventions’ understanding at the time of the constitution’s adoption, various examples of modern nullification from guns to pot and historical examples including the sedition act and fugitive slave act.

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Antiwar Radio: Thomas E. Woods

Thomas E. Woods, author of Meltdown and senior fellow at the Mises Institute, discusses “The Birth and Death of the Fed” Mises Institute conference at infamous Jekyll Island, GA, the Fed’s failure to stop the financial panics that were the impetus for its creation in the first place, the gathering of the world’s powerbrokers at the original 1910 Jekyll Island meeting that laid the groundwork for the Fed’s creation in 1913 and the article “The Fed’s Dismal Record” that rebuts the typical pro-central banking arguments.

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Antiwar Radio: Thomas E. Woods

Thomas E. Woods, author of Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse, discusses the debt some progressive causes owe to states’ rights, vintage 1812 war propaganda that sounds alarmingly like the run-up to the war in Iraq, state nullification of unconstitutional federal laws and the undue respect given to the Supremacy Clause.

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Antiwar Radio: Thomas E. Woods

Thomas E. Woods, author of Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse, discusses Seymour Melman’s [.pdf] research into the societal repercussions of a military economy, the diversion of research scientists from the private sector to Cold War military programs, the transformation of the U.S. university system into a DOD jobs program and the corruption of defense contractors into companies that can’t compete in a free market.

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