Monthly Archives: April 2014

Doug Casey (in 2014)

No matter what country you live in, your government sees you as a milk cow. If things really get tough for them, they’ll treat you like a beef cow.

Egon von Greyerz (in 2014)

What most holders of dollars don’t realize is that their currency is being totally debased in real terms by falling 97% against gold in the last 43 years, and 80% against the Swiss franc. It is totally amazing that anyone outside the US wants to hold dollars. And even the Americans would be much better off to dump their own currency.

Robert Higgs (in 2014)

If the government acts as my agent, it does so entirely by accident, because no agent that acts without my knowledge, approval, or accountability to me can make a plausible claim to agency. Our rulers may or may not be accurately described as dictators, but in no event may they be accurately described as my agents or as acting with my consent.

Butler Shaffer (in 2014)

The principal indictment of the modern nation-state is that, in its varied practices and manifestations, it no longer serves any life-sustaining purpose whatsoever.

Butler Shaffer (in 2014)

If you identify your sense of being with an institution (e.g., the nation-state) then its glorious accomplishments as well as its evil consequences become quite personal. Those who adorn their houses with American flags, or dress up in red-white-and-blue “America: Love It or Leave It” T-shirts are doing more than simply participating in limited cultural celebrations such as Halloween trick-or-treating, or dancing around a May-pole. They are making a metaphysical statement about their sense of who they are; that they correlate their sense of being with an institution that defines itself in terms of enjoying a monopoly on the use of violence; and whose modus operandi is to coerce, steal, threaten, torture, terrorize, and kill whomever it deems suitable to the accomplishment of its purposes.

Lew Rockwell (in 2014)

The State cannot be reformed. The State is a monopolist of aggressive violence, and a massive wealth transfer mechanism. And it is doing precisely what is in its nature to do. The utopian dream of limited government can’t be realized because government has no interest in remaining limited.

David Stockman (in 2014)

Currency depreciation, of course, is supposedly the heart of the primitive Keynesian cure on which Abenomics {the Japanese economy} is predicated, but there is no evidence or honest economic logic to support the proposition that–over any reasonable period of time–a nation can become richer by making its people poorer.

David Stockman (on 2014)

Currency depreciation, of course, is supposedly the heart of the primitive Keynesian cure on which Abenomics {the Japanese economy} is predicated, but there is no evidence or honest economic logic to support the proposition that–over any reasonable period of time–a nation can become richer by making its people poorer.

John W. Whitehead (in 2014)

America is a pressure cooker with no steam valve, and things are about to blow. This is what happens when a parasitical government muzzles the citizenry, fences them in, herds them, brands them, whips them into submission, forces them to ante up the sweat of their brows while giving them little in return, and then provides them with little to no outlet for voicing their discontent.