Thursday, September 25, 2008

Crop Seeding in America (George F. Smith)

George F. Smith overcame his public "schooling" and learned the truth about money and inflation, and with help from folks like Ron Paul, Strike the Root,, and the Mises Institute, you can too:

Everything possible is done to prevent the fraud of the monetary system from being exposed to the masses who suffer from it.
  ~ Rep. Ron Paul, TX, before the U.S. House of Representatives, February 15, 2006

The gold standard did not collapse. Governments abolished it in order to pave the way for inflation.
  ~ Ludwig von Mises, The Theory of Money and Credit, 1953

The quotes from Paul and Mises are political heresy, yet they hint at why government crises have long dominated the headlines. Why doesn’t the public understand this? Libertarians often observe that government doesn’t work, but clearly, it does some things right or those statements would be conventional knowledge. Put another way, why is the idea of sound money so foreign to most people? Why do they trust the state’s inflatable notes and the inflationist in charge of them, then wonder why the economy blows up? Given its record, why do they trust the state at all?

Year in and year out, government schools produce students who either (a) could care less about monetary issues, or (b) have state-approved ideas of them. Government crop management weeds out potential trouble-makers.

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