Posts Tagged ‘liberty’

The speakers’ list has been released for the third annual Liberty Now event in Toronto, November 1, 2014, which includes speakers from the Canadian Constitution Foundation and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

Adult tickets are available online for $30, $20 for students and $40 at the door.

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I saw that Tom Woods plans to have former Reagan administration official David Stockman on his January 2, 2014 podcast — the same man who agreed with Bill Maher that “the Second Amendment is bullsh*t”.

He said he wouldn’t have “money cranks” on his show, in reference to “Greenbackers”, yet he has no problem promoting a debate between Austrian economist Bob Murphy and Keynesian economist Paul Krugman, and now having Second Amendment enemy David Stockman on his show.

Here was my comment:

Dr. Woods, you said you wouldn’t have “monetary cranks” on your show, but why are you planning to have a “constitutional crank” and “statist crank” like Stockman who agreed with Bill Maher on his April 12th Real Time show that “the Second Amendment is bullsh*t”, and said, “why would you believe that an 18th century citizen militia, equipped with the equivalent of muskets, has anything to do with liberty?” and “the only way we protect liberty is with the ballot box”?

For more on Tom Woods, see my article, Tom Woods had no time for a Bitcoin conference, yet had time to misrepresent government-issued currencies., and When will Austrian school supporter Tom Woods debate voluntary, interest-free currency reformer Anthony Migchels?

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I helped to arrange two interviews for Walter Block on Radio Liberty with Dr. Stan Monteith, on June 4, 2012, at 6 PM at gcnlive.com and midnight Eastern at radioliberty.com, and on many of his 70+ weekly radio affiliates.

Dr. Block will be talking about his new book, Ron Paul for President in 2012: Yes to Ron Paul and Liberty.

In a twist of irony, on August 20, 2011, I wrote the article, Stefan Molyneux does hate the state and Walter Block of the Mises Institute, doesn’t, wherein I took Dr. Block to task for his criticism of Stefan Molyneux.

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I came across bloggingcanadians.ca in doing research for an article and am looking forward to having my blog added to their non-partisan blogs section.

I indicated that this site is a non-partisan alternative economics and political blog from a strong Canadian perspective.

As I wrote in my article, Fauxcapitalist.com reaches the 100,000 views milestone:

I also wanted to provide a home for alternative Canadian content with an international perspective that I felt wasn’t being adequately provided anywhere else, as I think Canada has an important story to tell the world in charting a prosperous way forward in our increasingly globalized world, in the face of many organized threats to liberty and prosperity.

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Top 10

On June 13, 2011, The Activist Post came out with their list of The Top 10 Most Influential People in the Alternative Media.

Here’s how I think my work matches up with their criteria:

  • people that have the courage to seek the truth no matter where the information leads them;
  • those with the courage to question 9/11;

Demonstrated both with my April 29, 2011 article, Will Ron Paul Throw 9/11 Truth under the bus again, like he did in 2008?

  • those who don’t buy into the false left-right political paradigm;

Explicitly from my March 28, 2011 article on Media Matters’ attack on G. Edward Griffin.

I commented on my October 13, 2010 article, G. Edward Griffin Exposes the HIV/AIDS scam, about Media Matters’ attack on Griffin, which shows why the left-right paradigm is false.

And from my March 3, 2010 article, FauxCapitalist.com labeled a liberal/progressive news source! That’s news to many regular readers, which shows how my site is beyond pigeonholing in the false left/right paradigm.

  • those who are grounded in peace and liberty;

Search my site for liberty and constitution, and see the articles and analysis I provide.

  • those with the communication skills and platform to affect real change.

My articles have been re-published by Alex Jones’ Infowars.com and PrisonPlanet.com, Max Keiser’s MaxKeiser.com, Catherine Austin Fitts’ Solari.com, Bob Chapman’s International Forecaster, BlacklistedNews.com, and TheComingDepression.blogspot.com.

In addition, I’ve guest hosted the second-highest rated show among online listeners on GCN, George Whitehurst Berry’s Crash! Are You Ready?, and appeared as a guest on Dr. Stan Monteith’s Radio Liberty, The Intel Hub Network and the Bob Tuskin Show, both of which were accorded honourable mention in the list.

If you find my work of value to you, get the word out to a wider audience, so that it is recognized along with the work of many of the esteemed activists mentioned.

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Gold Bars

On liberty-themed radio shows and sites, one often hears the claim that fiat currencies don’t last long, and in some generous but inaccurate cases, that a fiat currency has never lasted more than a couple hundred years.

The English tally sticks were an example of a fiat currency that lasted more than 500 years. Before you say that it wasn’t a currency because it didn’t circulate widely, how is circulation between the citizens of England and the government not widespread circulation?

The gold double standard is this: pointing to examples of fiat currencies failing, and completely overlooking examples of failed gold standards. The argument is that it was government’s fault for historical instances of gold standards failing. Ah, but isn’t that the same blame foisted upon most fiat currencies as well?

One aspect of the gold double standard is the use of word association of fiat currency with fractional reserve banking. That is, the lending of more fiat currency than the fraction of reserves held. Where did fractional reserve banking originate? From goldsmiths, not fiat currency bankers.

One of the primary arguments against a fiat currency is that it is doomed to fail because governments will progressively issue more currency than is in productive demand, and that a gold standard is necessary to tie the government’s hands in limiting the increase in the money supply. But how did the gold standard prevent the Great Depression starting in 1929?

Some will argue that the gold standard in effect in 1929 only backed the currency by 35-40%, and that its failure resulted from less than 100% backing. However, with 100% backing, where does the money come to pay the compound interest demanded from bankers on their loans of gold?

An insidious consequence of a 100% gold reserve standard with compound interest is that those who own the gold will eventually control all the money supply.

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Last week, a prominent radio host in the liberty community responded to a caller’s question about Bill Still, producer of the documentaries The Money Masters and The Secret of Oz, and said that Bill Still supported tally sticks as a replacement for the current “fiat money” system of the United States.

For clarification, Bill Still doesn’t specifically advocate a return to tally sticks, but a return to interest-free sovereign currency in general.

His mention of tally sticks was to demonstrate that, contrary to popular belief in the liberty community, there are historical examples of “fiat money” that traded for centuries at parity with gold and silver, and the English tally sticks were one such example.

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