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Anthony Migchels

Anthony Migchels

That is the question I have subsequent to my public and private offer to Tom Woods to moderate a debate between himself and Anthony Migchels of Real Currencies.

As I disclosed at the start of my March 31, 2013 interview with Anthony Migchels, Tom Woods didn’t accept, and the reasons weren’t because he was concerned I wasn’t a worthy moderator, or that Anthony Migchels wasn’t a worthy debater, or that he wasn’t available at the proposed time.

Tom Woods supports a debate between fellow Austrian School supporter Bob Murphy and Paul Krugman.

Just as Paul Krugman may not be interested in giving a platform to his critics in the Austrian School, perhaps Tom Woods is also not interested in giving a platform to a well-researched, voluntary, interest-free currency reformer such as Anthony Migchels.

For more on Tom Woods, see my articles:

Tom Woods responded to my comments on his article, The Greenbackers’ Fake Quote Industry and Austrian School supporter Tom Woods admits gold has no intrinsic value

For more on Anthony Migchels, see my most popular interview ever, with Anthony Migchels, about the elite origins of the Austrian School.

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speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on Februar...

Austrian School supporter Tom Woods apparently had no time to attend a 2012 Bitcoin conference, as this post reveals:

Here was Tom Woods’ response to an invitation to attend Bitcoin 2012:

“Dear [redacted] (if I may),

I am mortified at how long it’s taken me to get back to you. I am getting so much email these days I can’t possibly keep on top of it.

While I genuinely appreciate the invitation, I’ll have to decline. The whole Bitcoin issue is something I need to read about and give some thought to, and in the near future, with major projects and deadlines all over the place, I won’t be in the proper frame of mind to do so.

Cordially,
Tom Woods”

Yet he apparently had time to engage in a false gold standard dialectic, as I wrote about in my article, The Huffington Post-Tom Woods controlled opposition gold standard debate, and to misrepresent the record of government-issued currencies, as most recently demonstrated by his article, Why the Greenbackers are Wrong. I most recently discussed such misrepresentation in my appearance on Doug Newberry’s Crisis of Reality on January 24, 2013.

Even Lew Rockwell has gotten with the times and embraced donations to his website, through his secret paywall, with a privately-created currency not backed by some precious metal.

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Gary North speaking at the Mises Institute aft...Gary North, in attacking Ellen Brown for her support of government-issued credit, has repeatedly referred to her as a “Greenbacker.”

He states, without reference, that she is “a Greenbacker by confession.

It’s ironic that North got on his high horse and claimed to have discredited her book, Web of Debt, by pointing to errors in it, yet failed to do research into his own bogus claim that she is a Greenbacker.

The Greenback movement refers to those who supported the issuance of interest-free paper money at the federal level during the Civil War era and in the subsequent years of the late 19th century.

Had North done even the most basic amount of research — which he claims Brown failed to do regarding some of her claims — he would’ve come across her proposal (on page 455) for:

A bill to update the Constitutional provision that “Congress shall have the power to coin money” so that it reads, “Congress shall have the power to create the national currency in all its forms, including not only coins and paper dollars but the nation’s credit issued as commercial loans.”

Calling for a constitutional amendment to make Greenbacks constitutional means that Ellen Brown is not a Greenbacker, since she is saying that the Greenbacks that were issued at the time were unconstitutional, and would be unconstitutional if issued today, until an amendment is passed.

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The Anglo-American establishmentA common theme of The Daily Bell is their critical examination of what they refer to as ¬†“The Anglo-American” establishment.

From their Contributors page:

John Browne:

After graduating from Harvard Business School, he joined Morgan Stanley & Co as an investment banker. He has also worked with Barclays Bank and Citigroup and has served on the boards of several banks and international corporations, with a special involvement in venture capital.

You can’t get much more Anglo-American than Morgan Stanley (American), Barclays (British) and Citigroup (American).

Anthony Wile (founder):

Prior to beginning a career in publishing, Mr. Wile worked in the Canadian investment industry with Scotia McLeod (Bank of Nova Scotia), and Nesbitt Burns (Bank of Montreal).

Being from Canada, I know these two banks well. They are two of Canada’s Big Five government-enforced oligopolistic banks. The Bank of Nova Scotia is Canada’s most international bank, and the Bank of Montreal was the government of Canada’s banker before the establishment of The Bank of Canada in 1935, back when Canada was a dependent creation of British Parliament.

He continues to advise and consult to large international banks and money managers as well as to senior executives at both senior and junior mining firms.

If any of the “large international banks” he continues to advise and consult for happen to be based in the U.S. or the UK, then that’s also as Anglo-American establishment as you can get.

Previously, I wrote Strange bedfellows: The Federal Reserve and The Daily Bell, in response to Daily Bell founder Anthony Wile questioning whether the Greenbacker movement is being actively promoted by US Intel.

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