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Small Is Still Beautiful: Economics as if Families Mattered autographed by Joseph Pearce Book Description: The sequel to E F Schumacher’s best-selling SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL. E F Schumacher argued that our current pursuit of profit and progress which promotes giant organisations has resulted in gross economic inefficiency, pollution and inhumane working conditions. He proposed a...
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  Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – This is from the story, “Scraping by on six figures? Tech workers feel poor in Silicon Valley’s wealth bubble.”  The income disparity here, how does that happen?  Let’s ask the financial services expert, David Simpson, host of the True Money Show and someone that can advise you on...
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Mandeville, LA – [Editor’s note. The following appears in Joseph Pearce’s Small is Still Beautiful book as well as Mr. Tawney’s opus Religion and The Rise of Capitalism. – M.C.] “The secularization of political thought, which was to be the work of the next two centuries, had profound reactions on social speculation, and by the...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “The latest craze for about the last ten years has been corporatization where the hospitals, the local hospitals come in and buy out the practices of the doctors.  They turn those doctors into employees. They tell the doctors: Don’t worry about the financial angle of this.  They turned the...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “Michael Maturen is the candidate for the American Solidarity Party for the presidency, and he’s on the Dude Maker Hotline with us.  Final question, let’s talk about economics for a minute because everybody wants to invest somewhat in the idea that the holder of the Oval Office is some...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript –“Of course, he was haranguing him because he dared to oppose the American civil religion, which is you do what you’re told when you’re in a situation and you can perpetuate the dynamic that is Big Sports, Big Business, Big Media.  You should just be thankful, Colin.  You’re not allowed...
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Mandeville, LA – “Let us now approach our subject from another angle and ask what is actually needed. In the affairs of men, there always appears to be a need for at least two things simultaneously, which, on the face of it, seem to be incompatible and to exclude one another. We always need both...
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http://media.blubrry.com/crusade/p/www.mikechurch.com/mc-media/daily-clip/27012015_COD_The_beauty_of_small_businesss_can_be_seen_in_microbrewed_beer_PREVIEW.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWhy Should Small Businesses Be Important To Every American? Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “Let’s set out from the outset here, these Wisdom Wednesday conversations with David Simpson that we have are meant to be provocative.  They are meant...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I’d rather be ruled by the idiots that ran the country in Idiocracy.  They don’t know better.  We might be able to educate them so that they can understand or so they can better comprehend things that ought to be very simple.  I want to go over something else with...
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Hobbit Party – Tolkien’s Hobbits Wanted Small Government And Got It Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Let’s go to the Dude Maker Hotline to Jay Richards, one of the authors of The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got, and the West Forgot, a new book out today to coincide with the release...
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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,...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Of course, we would be in favor of a total embargo against the appointment of any new federal judges anyway.  It’s not as though they need any more.  It seems to me that they are constantly overworked as is.  So maybe if just by attrition they start paring down the...
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Austrian Economics 101 Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “For those of you that are free marketers out there, I’m not breaking any news here.  It shouldn’t go unnoticed, though, that as soon as an event like this happens, the first people that want to jump on the accusation train and start hurling all manner of...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “From today’s Pile of Prep you’ll find this at The Imaginative Conservative website yesterday, Joseph Pearce, who is the author of one of the latest and best books, a biography of Alexander Solzhenitsyn.  It’s on my reading list.  It’s all too often forgotten in these heady days of socially-engineered change...
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 The FCC Wants Control of Broadband Providers Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “We discussed the Internet being taken over by the FCC.  This is attempt number two of the FCC trying to gain control of the levers of Internet power.  It’s easy to figure out why they would want to do this.  What I don’t...
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http://media.blubrry.com/crusade/p/www.mikechurch.com/mc-media/daily-clip/03042014_COD_Rothbard_government_debt_worse_than_private_debt.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSMandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “If you are one of those that is in the employ of, as an example, one of these companies that is part of the military-industrial complex, is building bombs to destroy property in countries...
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"There are a couple of ways you can think about the national legislature’s debt. One of the ways I suggest you think about it is that this is future pain. That’s what it is, future pain, future misery, and future tyranny. If there is an actual effort to pay the debt or to honor the...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "According to the Reuters News Agency, the Sparkasse Bank in Chemnitz recently issued a MasterCard adorned with the hoary visage of Marx himself. So, now you can get a MasterCard Karl Marx edition. Doesn’t this play right into Marx’s adage that the capitalist would sell the very rope that...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “ ‘Would Someone Just Shut That Pope Up?’ by Patrick J. Deneen, who is a professor at the formerly-Catholic Notre Dame University — [mocking] ‘Mike, why do you say formerly-Catholic?’ Are they really Catholic when you invite the world’s greatest pro-abortionist to be your commencement speaker, speaking of President...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “With all the knowledge that we have about how things grow and how the earth works and how better to grow crops so they can produce more, we still have to have some kind of a federal overlord or government overlord supervising this?  I thought we were more evolved...
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"The story is “The taxpayer loss on the GM bailout is $10.5 billion,” mere chump change, I know, when we’re talking about budget deficits of $1.5 trillion three years ago and $700 billion this year. What’s $10.5 billion between friends, right? "
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John Taylor-friend to James Madison
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The last caller to the program asked me what I thought the founders, why they opposed or why they afraid of big government. I said to him that to answer that question, you’d have to understand or explain exactly what big government would have meant to them. It did...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Here’s the headline from the magazine post: “Why the Tea Party Can’t Govern.” Here, let me give you the tease, “Something is seriously wrong with conservatism.” Let me stop right there. Damn skippy, yeah! Hello!? Conservatism is an advertising slogan. That’s what’s wrong with it. Anything that becomes an...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – What’s a solution, Steve? What’s a solution? Why don’t you give me one? I have a very long, nice, written record that you can go to at this place called MikeChurch.com and you can see all the proposed solutions you would like to see. They were all aired on...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Folks, if you’re wondering what he’s talking about, here’s what happens. The borrowing authority is granted by lifting the so-called debt ceiling. Where does the money come from? Do you just print it off? That’s one way that you could do it. What generally happens is the Treasury Department...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – To say financial ruin and financial decline is in our future if we don’t borrow more money is to equate our financial enterprises with debt and with government servitude.  God calls us to Give The Shirts Off Our Backs to the poor. Is that worthy of a manly sentiment...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The economic pain that is being felt is not actual economic pain.  This is what drives me nuts about this.  It is the actions of the State that are going to be curtailed, which are different than the actions of the private sector, as it is known.  Why isn’t...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – In Human Action, you learn one of the principles of the Austrian economists is you can’t predict what people are going to do. A scheme like the Affordable Care Act is what you should call a planned market. It is a centrally-planned market. Centrally-planned markets don’t work. They do...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – If you weren’t opposed to the standing army from the standpoint that the framers of the Constitution and the generations that came after them had been very wary of and with very good reason of having standing armies lying around for obvious reasons, perhaps the latest statistics from the...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Any wage control damages a market because it has an effect on the price mechanism. Wage is part of the price mechanism, too. Your ability as a businessperson to set the wage, this is part of the price mechanism. This is how you arrive at how much to sell...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – As we grow further and further and further away from any shared theological experience. We grow further and further away from any possible chance to be knit together as communities ever again. I don’t think that this plays itself out until there’s anarchy. I just think we’re in a...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – In what document, under what rule, under what act of Congress, under what amendment to the Constitution has any president ever acquired the power to “run the economy”? My reading of history, the president doesn’t have the power, shouldn’t have the power, and you shouldn’t want to confer it...
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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...
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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...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – We have the news from Detroit. This is really sad, really sad and tragic. It’s not sad and tragic just in an economic sense. If you haven’t heard the news, Detroit is going to become the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the United States as it has...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Once something becomes law, even if the Republican Party opposed it, they will ultimately find a way to make it their own, and it will then become a part of conservatism. Sure enough, student loans have now become part of a conservative policy in the House of Representin’, I...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – It ought to be a subject of discussion frequently on this show that we talk about these economic events and affairs. If you are of the Austrian economic school, you know that what Ben Bernyankme and company, and what the Congress has allowed Bernyankme to do is to set...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – It’s all regulated by the state. These things are operated under the supervision of these god-awful things called public service commissions. All they do is ensure that the utility is guaranteed to make a vast, vast profit on the sale. They could still make the profit, but if they...
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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...
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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Caller Eric: A hospital may charge, say $140,000 and get paid $12,000, because Medicaid and Medicare set a fee schedule and say: Hospital, here’s your $12,000 for a total knee. You figure out how to make money. The rest of that charge is not allowed to be passed onto...
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