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Ron Paul in ePub

December 21, 2010 by

The Case for Gold (ePub)

{ 5 comments }

Fephisto December 21, 2010 at 10:30 pm

I’ve always contemplated buying “A Case for Gold”, and then using it to physically store my gold coins.

But I figured that would be going way too far to make a pun.

;)

htran December 22, 2010 at 2:17 am

I really enjoyed this book back in ’08. I had just become aware of Ron Paul and libertarianism, and what I took from it was that liberty was always being encroached by fiat currency, bankers, and politicians, from the funding for the Continental Army all the way to Nixon. American success was always in spite of the statists’ best attempts at control. No one who ever took a real look at the past can conclude that free-market capitalism truly existed here.

Christopher December 22, 2010 at 9:09 am

I’ve lost a just a little respect for the guy where in his recent statement on why he voted for the extension of GWB tax cuts. In that statment he said that tax credits are not earmarks (The ethanol industry received a new round of tax credits).

Rick December 22, 2010 at 12:22 pm

There is a difference between getting money back (or reducing your taxable income) that you’ve ‘earned’ vs. a subsidy. Your issue with the Ethanol Industry should come from the latter and not the former.

Christopher December 22, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Tax credits are not the same as deductions. Deductions lower your taxable income. Tax credits are actually a $1 for $1 refund of taxes paid and you do not have to pay taxes to be eligible. EX. If an ethanol producer claims net income of $0, it’s still eligble for the tax credit.

When an industry can only survive via tax credit from the gov’t to be viable, it’s an earmark.

This is just another for of gov’t induced malinvestment.

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