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Reject the Ideas of Madmen in Authority Who Serve Defunct Economists

The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back. I am sure that the power of vested interests is vastly exaggerated compared with the gradual encroachment of ideas. -John Maynard Keynes, from The General […]

Money For Nothing

“The common denominator to all of history is that all governments almost universally act irresponsibly to debase their currency.” — Robert T. Lutts “The abandonment of the gold standard made it possible for the welfare statists to use the banking system as a means to an unlimited expansion of credit.” — Alan Greenspan Ah, the coin of the Realm … t’was a time when our specie was fashioned of precious metals — silver, gold even — back before America’s elected larcenists decided to mint money from materials with the same intrinsic worth as a Tijuana bus token.  Debasing the currency, […]

The US is Bankrupt

“The dirty little secret is: the world has no money and the emperor has no clothes.” The United States is Insolvent. The United States is bankrupt. We are witnessing before our very eyes the death spiral of the modern day nation state. And an entire party in America, the engine that drives the world, keeps on insisting that we raise taxes, regulate businesses, spend more taxpayer money, and spend even more taxpayer money that it doesn’t even have. The phrase “The Emperor has no clothes” comes from “The Emperor’s New Clothes“, a short tale by Hans Christian Andersen. In it, […]