Category Archive: Economics

Interview with former Congressman Virgil Goode

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INTRO: Virgil Goode, the presidential nominee of the Constitution Party. Goode, who received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, served in the Virginia Army National Guard (1969-1975), as a member of the Virginia Senate (1973-1997), and in the U.S. House of Representatives (1996-2008). Peter Gemma: Thanks Congressman for taking time off …

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2007 Interview with Congressman Ron Paul

INTRO: A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Paul graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine and served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during the 1960s. In private practice as a specialist in obstetrics/gynecology, Dr. Paul has delivered more than 4,000 babies. First elected to Congress in 1976, he was one of …

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2010 Interview with Congressman Ron Paul

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INTRO: Ron Paul, M.D., is an American physician (Obstetrics and Gynecology) and a Republican Congressman representing Galveston area of Texas. He currently serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Joint Economic Committee, and the Committee on Financial Services. Dr. Paul is well-known as an opponent of U.S. interventionism and an outspoken critic of American  monetary …

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Europeans Face Illegal Aliens Issues

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Over the past year I’ve had opportunities to travel abroad—to Europe and as far away as Egypt. On my trips, in my pre-travel research, and from foreign news reports, I gleaned some of the many roles immigration problems play on the world stage. There are lessons and ideas, especially in Europe, which I believe should …

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Murray Rothbard vs. Barack Obama

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At the core of a free market is free trade―in the private sector, among the states, and between the U.S. and other nations. The late libertarian economist Dr. Murray Rothbard once observed that, “Free-market capitalism is a network of free and voluntary exchanges in which producers work, produce, and exchange their products for the products …

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Interview with Economist Ian Fletcher: Korean Agreement is Latest Fiasco in ‘Free Trade’ Deals

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In October 2011, Congress ratified a “Free Trade” agreement with Korea, first negotiated by President George W. Bush and a priority in the Obama administration, in what the New York Times described as, “a rare moment of bipartisan accord at a time when Republicans and Democrats are bitterly divided over the role that government ought …

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Liberals Lead the Charge on Conservative Issue

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That’s a political man-bites-dog headline. The issue being debated is the proposed U.S.-Korean Fair Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) — actually it’s a managed trade deal, detailed in over a thousand pages of fine print. The leviathan arrangement is filled with favors, exceptions, obligations, and restrictions and micro-manages commerce from cows to cars — sweetheart transactions for Wall …

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Book Review: The New Case Against Immigration

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The New Case Against Immigration: Both Legal and Illegal by Mark Krikorian Sentinel Publishers, 2008; 295 pgs, HB; $25.95 Mark Krikorian’s credentials as an advocate for immigration reform are impressive: armed with a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, he has served 15 years as executive director of the Center for …

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The campaign for liberty before the “Campaign for Liberty”

The philosophical premise for The Campaign for Liberty (C4L) goes back to the Founding Fathers, but the practical tactics in fighting for its ideals has several modern and historical models. Thinkers — and doers — have for some time championed the issues and ideas embodied in the C4L Statement of Principles. In its raison d’etre …

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“Free Trade”: Exporting Jobs, Importing Aliens

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In his book, The Open-Borders Network: How a Web of Ethnic Activists, Journalists, Corporations, Politicians, Lawyers, and Clergy Undermine U.S. Border Security and National Sovereignty, author Kevin Lamb makes this important observation: “The propaganda in favor of uncontrolled immigration from today’s business leaders echoes the arguments California business magnates made in support of bringing in hundreds of …

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