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Lew RockwellFrom this January 25, 2014 New York Times hit piece against Rand Paul and Mises Institute associates, Lew Rockwell told a New York Times reporter who requested a tour of the Mises Institute campus that he’s “part of the regime“, yet Lew Rockwell himself is the Chairman of a government-sanctioned and government-regulated institution, the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Despite the claim that tax money is better off in the hands of its donors, and the analogy given by Rockwell and other anarcho-capitalists that it is valid and even a moral duty for an individual to seek to pay as little taxes as possible, it doesn’t hold in the case of the Mises Institute, since it was created by Lew Rockwell and others voluntarily entering into an agreement with government, whereas individuals are being taxed on the basis of their very natural existence.

For a close examination of Lew Rockwell’s anti-state credentials, see my articles:

1) 10 questions for Lew Rockwell

2) Lew Rockwell entered into a voluntary agreement with the same government he regards as “far worse than the mafia.”

3) The Ludwig von Mises Institute hates government so much, they’re a government-sanctioned and regulated tax-exempt organization.

4) Austrian economics is big business: The Mises Institute’s $22 million war chest

5) Self-described anti-state LewRockwell.com regularly posting state media articles by Russia Today

6) Lew Rockwell promotes the government-granted privilege of concealed-carry more than the natural right of open carry

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Tom WoodsFrom his January 30, 2014 podcast, Tom Woods said, in response to this January 25, 2014 New York Times hit piece against Rand Paul and Mises Institute associates like Walter Block (at 9:47):

“Basically, I don’t talk to the New York Times anymore. They write to me, they want some comment, I tell them no, I’ve been smeared by you guys before.”

Yet, five days after the article, Woods is still touting that he’s a “New York Times Bestselling Author” on the top of his website, and on his Facebook page.

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If the New York Times is so bad and has been known to “smear” him and others like Walter Block and Ron Paul, why is he still touting their lauding of his authorship?

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Harry BrowneThe late Harry Browne, libertarian champion and 1996 and 2000 Libertarian Party presidential candidate, started off his November 20, 2004 radio show with talk of the Federal Reserve.

At 4:32, he said:

The Federal Reserve System is not privately owned.

I wouldn’t have had as much of an issue if he said it’s not private — in drawing attention to its public aspects — but to say it is not privately owned is a complete falsehood, as it is 100% privately owned by the member banks of the 12 privately owned regional Federal Reserve banks.

At 16:08, he claimed the Fed returns “trillions and trillions” of dollars back to the U.S. Treasury each year. The New York Times reported on January 10, 2012 that the Fed returned $76.9 billion to the Treasury for 2011, and that’s with far more debt outstanding than when Browne made his comments.

I came across this excellent letter in 2010 by Harry Browne to his daughter, entitled A Christmas Gift for My Daughter, originally published on December 25, 1966, explaining why nobody owes her anything. However, when it comes to his statements on the Federal Reserve, they were an epic fail.

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On the weekend of December 24, 2011, I was listening to a C-SPAN broadcast of a reunion of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign team, and heard Vernon Jordan make a very interesting claim.

I saw that it was originally broadcast this September 30th.

Starting at 53:27:

In 1991, I took Bill Clinton to the Bilderberg meetings in Baden Baden, Germany.

He goes on to say how Clinton very energetically mingled with everyone there, and said none of the Europeans knew who he was (which is completely fiction, since the Steering Committee invited him), and he said the Steering Committee was there in January to meet with him after he became well known.

That Bilderberg meeting is especially significant, since it’s the one where David Rockefeller reportedly thanked the New York Times and other media for keeping their plans for a one world government out of the spotlight.

For more on David Rockefeller and the Bilderberg Group, see my articles:
1) David Rockefeller: “Some men are born to rule, but most men are born to be ruled”
2) Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker laughs at the great increase in wealth disparity over the past 10 to 15 years, and at Americans for not speaking out more forcibly against it
3) Bilderberg Group now mainstream with Bilderberger Heather Reisman touting her membership on her executive bio
4) Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker admits the Federal Reserve is private, and he attended Bilderberg Group meetings

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