“A society that puts equality – in the sense of equality of outcome – ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force introduced for no good purpose, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interests."
As last Tuesday’s election results rolled in, it was fascinating to witness the social media flurry from all the various perspectives. The folks that continue to perplex me the most are those that express genuine excitement in celebrating Obama’s victory. I have a few serious questions for the fervent Obama supporters. I am genuinely interested: What do you stand for and what exactly has Obama done to win your enthusiastic support?
#2Converting the National Debt into Gold by Craig Eyermann (MyGovCost.org) How much gold would it take to fully pay back the US national debt of $16 trillion? At today's prices, all of the gold that has ever been mined in the history of the world would be enough to pay off just 58 percent of the US debt. Read More...
The History of the Dollar: The history of the US dollar is the subject of the greatest counterfeiting scheme the world has known. (12 mins)
The Gold Standard Explained: Jason discusses the "ins and outs" of the gold standard talks about the prospects for sound money. (25 mins)
Video of the Week
Dr. Ron Paul's Farwell Speech to Congress. "At the end of the year I’ll leave Congress after 23 years in office over a 36-year period. My goals in 1976 were the same as they are today: promote peace and prosperity by a strict adherence to the principles of individual liberty." - Dr. Ron Paul, Farewell Speech, 11/14/12 (Click to Watch)
Website of the Week
The Rothbard Circle is discussion group that gives folks interested in the ideas of sound economics and the philosophy of liberty the opportunity to get together monthly to talk about a given topic or topics and consider various positions from a free-market perspective. Start your own local chapter today!
Democracy: The God that Failed Hans-Hermann Hoppe (2001) - A systematic treatment of the historic transformation of the West from monarchy to democracy. Hoppe deconstructs the classical liberal belief in the possibility of limited government goes on to assess the prospects for achieving a natural order. Hoppe defends the proper role of the production of defense as undertaken on the free market and describes the emergence of private law. (Read More)
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