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Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) was the greatest economist of my time. His greatest works can be accessed here at no charge.

Mises believed that property, freedom and peace are and should be the hallmarks of a satisfying and prosperous society. I agree. Mises proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the prospect for general and individual prosperity is maximized, indeed, is only possible, if the principle of private property reigns supreme. What's yours is yours. What's mine is mine. When the line between yours and mine is smudged, the door to conflict opens. Without freedom (individual liberty of action) the principle of private property is neutered and the free market, which is the child of property and freedom and the mother of prosperity and satisfaction, cannot exist. Peace is the goal of a prosperous and satisfying society of free individuals, not peace which is purchased by submission to the enemies of property and freedom, but peace which results from the unyielding defense of these principles against all who challenge them.

In this blog I measure American society against the metrics of property, freedom and peace.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

12 Things You'll Never, Ever Hear Mitt Romney Say!

1. "we are dangerous to the status quo of this country."

2. "And it’s only sound money and personal liberty that can solve the crisis that we have today."

3. "the monetary system...was a sneaky, deceitful way to pay the bills...an honest government that wants to be a big spending government would tax the people...if we had to pay taxes for everything...the people would rise up... So then they started borrowing money...and then people didn’t notice."

4. "then they resorted to the printing of the money...that is why the Federal Reserve was established, to take care of the powerful interests, the military industrial complex, the banking system, and deficit financing."

5. "we’ve had enough of sending our kids and our money around the world to be the policemen of the world. It’s the time to bring them home."

6. "You have to stop the inflation, because that’s what destroys the middle class, and that’s what transfers the wealth from the poor and the middle class to the wealthy. And that is why the wealthy got their bailouts and the middle class shrunk and they lost their jobs and they lost their houses."

7. "in the first year in office: We would cut at least $1 trillion from the budget."

8. "the other candidates are not talking about real cuts. They’re talking about cutting proposed increases out in 10 years. They say, oh, we’ll cut a trillion dollars. Yeah, a trillion dollars over a 10-year period, which is $100 billion every year. Our national debt is going up in real terms $100 billion every month, and they claim that’s cutting."

9. "Social Security beneficiaries are suffering a lot. Their income is shrinking because the value of the dollar is going down."

10. "liberty means you have a right to your life and your privacy and the way you want to live your life, as long as you don’t hurt people, and you have a right to keep and spend your money as you want to."

11. "if you are a true humanitarian, you have to fight and argue the case for free markets, sound money, property rights, contract rights, no use of force, and a sensible foreign policy, so we don’t waste our resources."

12. "we will restore freedom to this country."

Who said these things? Ron Paul, of course, in his speech after the New Hampshire primary in which he placed a strong second.

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