If you REALLY want to understand what happened in 2008 read Meltdown by Tom Woods. It’s not a tome. Quick read and common sense.
Everyday people would be wise to understand the basics of what is called “Austrian Economics.” The Austrians, not the people who run the Fed, or bobble along on CNBC and Bloomberg were the ones who were right about The Crash we saw in 2008 (and the Great Depression for that matter).
By Ron Paul
Last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors in drug cases to seek the maximum penalty authorized by federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Sessions’ order represents a setback to the progress made toward restoring compassion and common sense to the sentencing process over the past few years. Sessions’ action also guarantees that many nonviolent drug law offenders will continue spending more time in prison than murderers.
Sessions’ support for mandatory minimums is no surprise,
The Deep State asserts itself more. The CIA wants Assange. Washington at large wants Assange. The Imperial City doesn’t want any more secrets getting out. It’s a grudge match now.
This morning I heard Lindsey Graham singing Trump’s praises. Seriously, I thought he was going to break into tune. Ugh.
Sorry (some) folks but I am glad Snowden did what he did. He did us a favor. He didn’t do the US government a favor. Indeed he made its job harder. But he did US, WE the PEOPLE a favor. A big one.
By Ron Paul
It can be a challenge to follow the pronouncements of President Trump, as he often seems to change his position on any number of items from week to week, or from day to day, or even from minute to minute. Consider his speech last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It was reported as “fiery” and “blistering,” but it was also full of contradictions.
In the speech, President Trump correctly pointed out that the last 15 years of US military action in the Middle East has been an almost incomprehensible waste of money – six trillion dollars,
The world needs much more analysis like this. This is excellent. Clear, levelheaded, thoughtful political analysis. And it comes to us from a professor at Cal State Fullerton and in Counter Punch of all places.
I’m sorry folks but you Dems who got so worked up for Hillary were had. She was the war candidate (she said removing Assad was priority number one) and deeply corrupt to boot. You had a chance to steer things in the fight direction with Ron Paul.
By Ron Paul
Many Americans who have wrestled with a 1040 form, or who have paid someone to prepare their taxes, no doubt cheered the news that Congress will soon resume working on tax reform. However taxpayers should temper their enthusiasm because, even in the unlikely event tax collection is simplified, tax reform will not reduce the American people’s tax burden.
Congressional leadership’s one nonnegotiable requirement of any tax reform is “revenue neutrality.” So any tax reform plan that has any chance of even being considered,