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Must Reads For The Week 2/22/14

February 22, 2014
The pen is mightier than the sword...

The pen is mightier than the sword… (Photo credit: mbshane)

Boston Hospital Takes Custody Of Multiple Children Against Parents’ Will, by Kristin Tate, at benswann.com. Don’t trust people with power, they will abuse it.

New Jersey Police Chief Speaks Out About Town Council, Is Placed On Leave, by Joshua Cook, at benswann.com. Don’t trust people with power at any level of Government.

Unions Use Bullying Tactics, Intimidate Workers, Burn Down Churches For Using Not-Union Labor, by Mark J. Perry, at aei-ideas.org. People with power will abuse it.

Workers At Tennessee Volkswagen Factory Reject UAW, at foxnews.com. Excerpt from article, “VW wanted a German-style “works council” in Chattanooga to give employees a say over working conditions. The company says U.S. law won’t allow it without an independent union.”  Unions are Government protected monopolies on labor. Of course monopolies can’t exist in a true free market, they can only exist through Government sanction.

Thousands Of Connecticut Residents Commit Felony By Failing To Register Firearms, by Kristin Tate, at benswann.com. As the Government passes more ever expanding laws, law abiding citizens will become criminals, either through ignorance or through willful noncompliance.

Concealing Evil, by Walter E. Williams, at jewishworldreview.com. Individuals in Government coerce, confiscate, and intimidate individual citizens in order to bring about outcomes they deem noble.

An Unconscionable Silence, by Judge Andrew Napolitano, at creators.com. When politicians and Government bureaucrats don’t follow the law, individual citizens will decide not to comply with the law. This eventually leads to the breakdown of the rule of law. This is where we are headed if we don’t use the political process to roll back government.

This Is What’s Happening In Venezuela Right Now, by Matt Essert, at policymic.com. The cost of keeping individual freedom before it is lost is lower than the high cost of getting individual freedom back once it is lost. More people have to be awakened to the fact that not only can these things, listed above and in previous posts, happen here, they are happening here. There is still time to pay the lower price.

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“Money For Nothing”, by Liberty Street Films. A Documentary Film About The Fed.

August 27, 2013

“Money For Nothing” is a documentary film about the Federal Reserve made by Liberty Films Inc. If it wasn’t for the Mises Institute, and Ron  Paul  hammering the Fed over many years, a film like this would have never been considered, let alone made. I don’t know how much truth, or what angle the documentary will take, but any light that can be shined on the Fed, making people curious about understand it, is a plus for liberty. Here is a trailer for the movie.

Here are some excerpts from the trailer.

“I don’t think that any of us that ever worked at the Fed take any comfort from the fact that somebody screwed up, but its important that we recognize there were some big mistakes made.” – Peter Fisher, Executive V.P. Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y. (94-01)

“Printing money doesn’t produce goods and services, it doesn’t hire people….It may seem like the right short-term medicine, but can the cure be worse than the disease in some cases.” – Charles Plosser, President Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

The United States has consumed more than it has produced for at least a decade. What country, ask yourself, in history can do that indefinitely forever.” – Tom Hoenig, President Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

When asked in an interview, “You have what degree of confidence in your ability to control this“, Ben Bernanke said, “one hundred percent”.

This comment by the Fed chairman demonstrates what F. A. Hayek called, the “fatal conceit”, which is the idea that “man is able to shape the world around him according to his wishes”. A man, or a group of men, don’t possess enough knowledge to plan an ever-changing world.

As John Maynard Keynes wrote, “There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.” ,read more in Keynes Was Correct In 1919!

Here is a short clip from the movie.

It is supposed to open in limited markets in September, read more at,  moneyfornothingthefilm.org.

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