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"In 1971 it happened, and that’s when I started speaking out [about the Fed.] Really nobody listened. There were a lot of seeds planted about sound money, especially by Murray and others, and Mises. They talked about this. There was no audience out there. I would go to campuses, when I first went into Congress, and I would get 20 or 30 people come out and maybe convert one or two."
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17 October 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Anthony Sanders, our friend the economist at George Mason’s Mercatus Center has been blogging about this. I asked him for some charts yesterday and he put charts together. You can find them in today’s Pile of Prep under the headline “Confounded Interest,” what Sanders says about the shutdown. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
02 September 2013
Mandeville, LA - On today's show I mention this wonderful post of a speech Dr. Russel Kirk gave in 1988. After reading this piece I was moved to take the task of promoting this work because it says everything about modern conservatism (which is a misnomer now see here) and why it is doomed to fail with reverting to "small is beautiful conservation." Thanks to Winston Elliot III and The Imaginative Conservative blog for the post.
28 July 2013
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - This particular post here by Jeffrey Tucker just strikes a nerve with myself and I'm sure with many of you because Tucker puts into words something that we have tried to put into words here and have been unsuccessful in doing so, I think. But now that I have this one I'm going to keep it at the ready.
19 July 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – You have to have trust in the price system and the market. That’s really one of the great fields of unexplored study in mainstream discourse in the United States, the study of actual free market, the way markets work and the way the price system is the greatest regulator and distributor of resources in the history of man. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
10 May 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – That’s what’s so depressing about this. You want to look at this and believe that our almighty federal overlord magical economic masters have this under control and there’s not going to be a drop off, and that roller coaster climb will just continue ad infinitum, on into infinity, never stop. We all know where this is going to end. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
09 May 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – If you need any more proof, as if you needed it, that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, and that there is no trust fund, and that the trust fund was squandered and used in real time decades ago, here you go. It’s contained in the story. If the immigration bill the Gang of Eight is proposing is passed, it could provide a boost, says the story. It could provide a boost for Social Security. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
26 March 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – This is relevant today because we are in this similar situation. This is why when Ron Paul says he believes foreign policy is the biggest issue that we have to confront and why so many of you, again leading politicized lives, say the same thing to me and that I’m wrong and Rand is wrong and any of those that are non-interventionists and are not for big war and big military, that we’re wrong and dangerous and a threat. No, you’ve got that wrong. You’ve got it backwards. Paul is correct. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
22 February 2013
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Conservatism has very little to do with politics. As a matter of fact, the natural conservative inclination is to not get involved in politics because of its corrupting influences. The conservative instinct is to always try and prevent most things from becoming part of the political process. That ought to be the natural position of the conservative, that the things we want to preserve we want to preserve through divinity. We want to preserve through obedience to the unenforceable. We want to preserve through acknowledgment and a life lived in acknowledgment of the Transcendant. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
11 October 2012
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - If the government is running the show, what the government will do, after it meets and thinks about it for six months, a year, two years, is it will order either the cessation of the manufacturing of the product, or it will order the recall of all those products that certain people are using so it can distribute it, in its infinite wisdom, to those that it thinks are more worthy of having it. In other words, they won’t actually deal with the problem because they can’t. In a marketplace, if compound X is necessary for manufacturing the product and you can’t get compound X, industry or the methodology of the market will either find a way to replace compound X or will redesign the product so that you don’t need compound X to make it anymore. It can allocate the resources in real time, as must be done in order to meet efficiency in the production of goods. This is boilerplate Austrian economic theory. Check out the rest in today's transcript...
21 June 2012