From Tom Woods’ October 7, 2014 podcast, Austrian economist takes on bestselling college text, chapter by chapter, I noted that there was no challenge mentioned of mainstream economics textbooks advocating governments borrowing from private banks to pay for their legitimate government services rather instead of issuing the money directly, interest-free.
On a special September 30, 2014 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb, I interviewed Waterloo mayoral candidate, Erika Traub.
I extended her an invitation after hearing her on 570 News the previous Friday morning, as she stood out from the other candidates in saying that dealing with homelessness was her number one priority and she explicitly advocated private sector solutions instead of resorting to the usual deflection offered by most politicians of studies and government intervention.
For affordable housing, she described some interesting solutions, advocating local government reducing burdensome parking requirements and reducing development charges.
Election day is October 27, 2014.
I listened to all of Tom Woods’ September 24, 2014 half hour presentation on the depreciation of the Revolutionary War-era Continental currency, fully expecting him to never mention the massive British counterfeiting, and true to my expectations, he didn’t!
This is yet another example of why I am critical of the Austrian School of Economics and the claims of some of its top proponents. At best, this was a sloppy unacademic omission by a Harvard graduate and Columbia University PhD holder who is more than proud to tout himself as a New York Times bestselling author, and at worst, a deliberate omission in order to convince his uncritical audience of his case that the Continental currency and all paper money is inherently massively inflationary and fatally flawed in relation to gold as money.
As I have discussed my radio program before, G. Edward Griffin, author of The Creature from Jekyll Island, considered by many in the alternative media to be the top book exposing the Federal Reserve, also conveniently fails to mention massive British counterfeiting of the Continental currency, while, like Tom Woods, also leading people to the illusory “free market gold standard.”
For more on my critique of Austrian economics, see my article, “I don’t agree with Austrian economics.“
Arthur Topham, a Canadian and resident of British Columbia, was charged in 2012 under the Criminal Code with “willfully promoting hatred” for some of his articles at his site, Radical Press.
On September 24, 2014, the Ontario Civil Liberties Association has publicly come out in support of Topham’s right to free expression and has created an online petition that already has nearly 200 signatories in under 24 hours (including myself).
Amazingly, he was charged in part for producing a satirical version of the seriously intended 1941 book, Germany Must Perish!, which actually called for the forced sterilization of Germans, calling it Israel Must Perish!, and replacing all references to Germans with Jews, to show the political and ethnic motivations behind these “hate crime” charges.
He was also charged in part for reproducing the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, despite it being sold on Amazon.ca and in Canadian brick-and-mortar bookstores.
The petition calls upon the British Columbia Attorney-General to retract her consent for the criminal proceedings against Topham, since such consent is required for any “hate crime” charges, directly illustrating the political nature of these charges.
For an extensive interview with Topham on his charges and other issues, see this December 2013 interview conducted by Canadian journalist, Joshua Blakeney.
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On the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I called into Truth Hertz with Charles Giuliani and chatted with him for almost an hour (starting at 13 minutes) about the problems with the official narrative as part of his 8-show series on the 9/11 attacks.
For my November 4, 2013 Red Ice Radio appearance, see here.