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The Total Failure of Modern Liberalism

April 30th, 2013
in Op Ed

by Michael Rozeff, Lew Rockwell.com Modern, as distinguished from classical, liberalism has been harming and continues to harm the well-being of Americans whenever its ideas are imposed on them, in any form, whether that of progressives, Franklin Dela… more »

Time for an Economic Bill of Rights

November 16th, 2011
in Op Ed

by Guest Author Ellen BrownHenry Ford said, “It is well enough that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”We are beginning to unders… more »

Hoover and Obama

July 27th, 2011
in Op Ed

It’s actually a bit over the top and unfair to compare Barack Obama with Herbert Hoover – unfair that is, to the memory of Herbert Hoover. President Hoover tried to organize national, voluntary efforts to hire the unemployed, provide charity, and sought to create a private banking pool. When these efforts collapsed or fell short, he started a dozen Home Loan Discount Banks to help individuals refinance their mortgages and save their homes. Indeed, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, which became famous for its exploits under FDR and Jesse Jones, was actually created by Hoover. more »

Healthy Stimulation

May 29th, 2011
in Op Ed

To prevent a Simpson-Bowles induced depression some form of non-fiscal stimulus would be needed that could provide excess growth to the U.S. economy on the order of 3% per annum over 5 or more years. more »

Incorporating Change

May 22nd, 2011
in Op Ed

There is no magic bullet for stimulating the small business part of the American economy. But there are millions of new entrepreneurs who have the energy and creativity to provide just that stimulation -- ironically because at the moment they are the very epitome of Coolidge's 1925 era Americans whose "chief business" was business. What they need is a simple combination of available credit and a tax code that allows for the untaxed accumulation of modest levels of working capital. The proper incubation of those entrepreneurs could go a long way towards providing the additional 3% annualized growth needed to forestall a Simpson-Bowles induced depression. Editor's note:  This is the sixth in a series of essays which discuss both historical perspectives and current challenges to solving debt crises.  The previous articles are listed (Related Articles) at the end of this one. While s… more »

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