I prepared this short resource page in tandem with my April 11, 2011 video on the treatment of Ron Paul in many establishment outlets, and I’ve since referred to it in other videos. In particular, I’m focusing on the writing and speaking I’ve done (or, in the case of David Stockman, that other people have done) on monetary policy and foreign policy, often expressly in defense of Dr. Paul, since those were the areas mentioned in the Salon article I referenced in my April 11 video.
GOLD, THE FED, AND MONEY
Life With the Fed: Sunshine and Lollipops?
Here I take on many of the standard claims: why, before we had the Federal Reserve System our economy was subject to wild swings of boom and bust, but since the creation of the Fed everything has been super, etc.
In the course of replying to left-wing blogger Matt Yglesias (who, like Salon, also dismisses people outside the Biden/Romney spectrum as “cranks”), I shed some light on the true history and record of the Fed.
For the crucial Austrian theory of the business cycle, see my Learn Austrian Economics resource page.
David Stockman, The End of Sound Money and the Triumph of Crony Capitalism
Ronald Reagan’s budget director takes on the myths of TARP, the Fed, and gold.
Here are some related videos:
Ron Paul, the Federal Reserve, and the Third America
Smashing Myths and Restoring Sound Money
Monetary Lessons from America’s Past
Gold and the Good Guys
Finally, the chapter on the Fed in my 2011 book Rollback takes apart all the major claims its supporters have tried to make for it. Meltdown, my New York Times bestseller from 2009 that featured a foreword by Congressman Paul himself, described the role of the Fed in bringing on the financial panic of 2008 — which, predictably enough, has been blamed on the free market.
WAR AND NONINTERVENTION
Do Conservatives Hate Their Own Founder?
Here’s what the great conservative Russell Kirk had to say about foreign policy. It sounds nothing like what you will hear from most neoconservative radio talk show hosts, to the point that many people would not recognize it as conservatism. But that is precisely what it is.
No Patronizing, No Sloganeering
Ron Paul tells the truth about our government’s foreign policy. And it isn’t much better than our government’s domestic policy. It’s the same liars and crooks, after all.
Cobden on Freedom, Peace, and Trade
Why nonintervention is a strategic and moral imperative.
We Who Dared to Say No to War
On the bipartisan, cross-ideological opposition to war throughout American history.