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Lew Rockwell
What's Killing the Jobs Market? 
The terrible job market has vexed an entire generation. It shows no hope of improving anytime soon. Young people are shut out. College students are taking refuge in matriculation without end. Thirty-somethings are zoning out in their parents' basements and attics. Despair for the future has become a theme of American public life. The question we must ask is: why is unemployment stuck at 10% in the narrowest measure and as high as 30% for some demographics?
Monday, September 08, 2014
Lew Rockwell
John Maynard Keynes, Immoralist 
John Maynard Keynes was born in 1883 and died in 1946. Henry Hazlitt was born in 1894, eleven years after Keynes, and lived much longer, until 1993. Their lives and loyalties are a study in contrast, and mostly of choices born of internal conviction, in Hazlitt's case, or lack thereof, Keynes's case.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Food for thought
  By a continuous process of inflation, governments can confiscate... 
By a continuous process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens
Monday, September 15, 2014
Ron Paul
  A Republic, Not a Democracy 
Last week marked the conclusion of the grand taxpayer funded spectacles known as the national party conventions. It is perhaps very telling that while$18 million in tax dollarswas granted to each party for these lavish ordeals,an additional $50 million each was needed for security in anticipation of the inevitable protests at each event.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Food for thought
Astronomical or Economical Numbers ?
There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Food for thought
How to Get people into wars : Herman Goering
Please recall whatReichsmarschall Hermann WilhelmGöring (his name is also spelled as Hermann Goering) Nazi founder of the Gestapo, Head of the Luftwaffe, said at the Nuremberg Trials. Here is a clip of theinterview in Goering's cell in prison, after the war. Göring: Why, of course, the people don't want war.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Food for thought
Patrick Henry on the Constitution 
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people,
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Lew Rockwell
From Loose Money to the Destruction of Civilization 
"The Austrians were right" is a phrase we hear often now, and for good reason. The housing bubble and bust were called by the Austrians and, essentially, no one else. The Austrians were right about the dot-com bubble and bust. The Austrians were right about the 1970s stagflation and explosion in the price of gold after the gold window was closed. You can tick through the issues and see that the Austrians have been right again and again throughout history: on price controls, on prote
Friday, September 05, 2014
Lew Rockwell
What Exactly Is ‘Racism’? 
I want to look at two words that the State and its hangers-on have employed with much success on behalf of increases in government power. One is racism. The other is equality. What exactly is “racism”? We almost never hear a definition. I doubt anyone really knows what it is. If you’re inclined to dispute this, ask yourself why, if racism truly is something clear and determinate, there is such ceaseless disagreement over which thoughts and behaviors are “racist” and which are not? If put on the
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Food for thought
  From Bondage to Bondage 
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the Public Treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the Public Treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy always to be followed by dictatorship.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
1st September 1939 and Other Poems
The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod? Generations have trod, have trod, have trod; And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod. And for all this, nature is never spent; There lives the dearest freshness deep down things; And though t
Monday, September 01, 2014
Food for thought
The smart way to keep people passive… 
The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion,
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Money as debt - Food for thought
If all bank loans were paid up… 
'If all the bank loans were paid up, no one would have a bank deposit, and there would not be a dollar of currency or coin in circulation. This is a staggering thought. We are completely dependent on the commercial banks for our money.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Hyperinflation - USA Gold
  The Nightmare German Inflation 
Hey, Mr. Chairman, in case you haven't noticed, the Federal Reserve already has a goodly supply of oxen! My father was fond of relating a story about a professor lecturing on geography. A short fellow, he was extolling the agriculture of Switzerland. "In our country oxen are not even as tall as I am. In some countries you see oxen just as tall as myself. But, believe it or not, on the fat pastures of Switzerland there are even greater oxen than myself". For emphasis the good professor stood on his tiptoes and stretched his hand upwards above his head. "We don't believe so!" - shouted someone from the back benches of the lecture theater.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Jesse - Jesse's Café
La Fête Nationale
The representatives of the French people, organized as a National Assembly, believing that the ignorance, neglect, or contempt of the rights of man are the sole cause of public calamities and of the corruption of governments, have determined to set forth in a solemn declaration the natural, unalienable, and sacred rights of man, in order that this declaration, being constantly before all the members of the Social body, shall remind them continually of their rights and duties; in order that the acts of the legislative power The representatives of the French people, organized as a National Assembly, believing that the ignorance, neglect, or contempt of the rights of man are the sole cause of public calamities and of the corruption of governments, have determined to set forth in a solemn declaration the natural, unalienable, and sacred rights of man, in order that this declaration, being constantly before all the members of the Social body, shall remind them continually of their rights and duties; in order that the acts of the legislative power, as well as those of the executive power, may be compared at any moment with the objects and purposes of all political institutions and may thus be more respected, and, lastly, in order that the grievances of the citizens, based hereafter upon simple and incontestable principles, shall tend to the maintenance of the constitution and redound to the happiness of all.
Monday, July 14, 2014
George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
Who said it, when and where?
Over the years I've accumulated a long list of quotes about money and banking extracted from online articles and books I've read.Unlike most other sites that post pithy remarks from famous authors, I include hyperlinks to their sources, so that anyone who wishes can not only verifya quote but, perhaps more importantly, read the context in which it was used.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Why does fiat money seemingly work ? 
Imagine that you live on a small island mining the local salt mine, together with Pete the fisherman and Tom the apple grower. You'd exchange your salt for Pete's fishes and Tom's apples, while they would exchange fishes and apples between them. One day Pete says: "Instead of fish, from now on I will give you pieces of papyrus with numbers marked on them. (Papyrus grows in near unlimited
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thorsten Polleit
  The Fiasco of Fiat Money 
I. Today's worldwide paper-, or "fiat-," money regime is an economically and socially destructive scheme — with far-reaching and seriously harmful economic and societal consequences, effects that extend beyond what most people would imagine. Fiat money is inflationary; it benefits a few at the expense of many others; it causes boom-and-bust cycles; it leads tooverindebtedness; it corrupts society's morals; and it will ultimately end in a depression on a grand scale.
Friday, June 13, 2014

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