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u/DTown13 · 16 pointsr/ronpaul


I found myself in a similar situation as you not too long ago. As a former democrat smitten with the idea of making things "fair" for everyone, reading Ron Paul's books and ideology really got me thinking. I have never put more time, thought, and effort into politics and social structure before, but after this much-needed reflection after my introduction to RP's very... different points of view, I find that his are the only true "fair" policies.

To address your concern over wealth eventually and inevitably consolidating into the hands of the few at expense of the many, I would stop short of declaring such a Malthusian outcome. Do situations such as you described with the cash register machine occur in Capitalism? Absolutely, and like you said, they are a blessing for society. The world now needs less cashiers, this is true, but now the world needs more engineers to design the machines, mechanics to fix them when they break, computer programmers to code the software they use, and security guards and managers to make sure the machines are being used properly.

But, you say, the person who invented this machine is going to get RICH! That's not fair! However, the very essence of capitalism is that this is indeed the most fair outcome. The man had a brilliant idea and put in the work needed to realize his vision of completing the Cashier-tron 3000. Good for him. His reward in the form of economic success and material wealth is what will motivate the relatively poor college engineering student to start dreaming up plans and designs for the Cash-o-Matic 4000.

As technology progresses, the structure of the economy will inevitably change. It happened before in in the mid-20th century, from an agriculturally based economy to a manufacturing-based economy. Currently, the US economy is transitioning from a manufacturing base to a services based structure, and it is true that these transition periods can indeed be painful. But this is how the free market and economies have to work, and trying to interfere with the process through wealth redistribution, money printing, and corrupt regulatory agencies is not only unfair, but quite often counter-productive.

I do not claim to know everything, my friend, and I love to see people asking questions such as yours. I am merely giving you my perspective after pondering similar issues myself. As long as we keep asking these questions, and seeking these answers, I am confident that the right ideology will make it to the top.

edit: also, as for corporate person-hood, Ron Paul has stated many times in his books and in speeches that he firmly believes that rights belong to individuals, and not groups. The logical conclusion of this line of thought would lead me to believe he does not support corporate person-hood in any way, shape, or form.

edit2: I highly recommend that if you are interested in learning more about the intellectual foundation of Ron Paul's policy positions that you pick up a copy of his book Liberty Defined. It is a quick read and it is written expressly for the purpose of covering 50 fundamental issues and providing his rationale for thinking the way he does about it.

u/hopeseekr · 3 pointsr/ronpaul
  • United States Notes (real U.S. Dollars) are what can be called "lawful tender", meaning that they have both a legal and substance value (being defined in the Coinage Act of 1792 [which has never been amended or appealed and is still in full force of law] as 1/10th oz of gold).
  • Federal Reserve Notes (funny money) are just "legal tender", meaning that they are a fiat currency; a Federal dictum states that we must accept them as though they were equal to $1 U.S. Note, or 1/10th an oz. of gold.

    1/10th an oz of gold is worth $108 today. Let's see how much $1 in 1932 (prior to the bankruptcy of the U.S.) would be worth today over at the Inflation Calculator:

    "What would cost $8.00 in 1932 would cost $108 in 2008." So yes, the Federal Reserve Note (FRN) has devalued 93% since then. That we pretend that $1 FRN is equal to $1 USD is a joke. That the international symbol for FRNs is USDs is an even bigger joke.

    How FRNs enslave you in more ways than you could possibly imagine, and how getting out from under them completely can give you a lot more freedom, I implore you to read the book They Own It All (Including You)!: By Means of Toxic Currency.
u/tjh5012 · 2 pointsr/ronpaul

It's alright. That's why you need to educate yourself and be able to stand up for him. If you choose to defend him on facts rather than emotion you will convince people.

A general comment, read his books revolution, end the fed, and liberty defined. You can even buy them in a bundle.

another great book from a great thinker, andrew napolitano

You don't have to agree with everything these people say to support them. If you understand the core principles and believe in the constitution and free, unalienable rights, then we can at least have educated discussions about these ideas and how to deploy them. And I am writing in generalities... I'm using "you" in a very broad, non-descriptive sense.

u/MrXfromPlanetX · 2 pointsr/ronpaul

I did, but after studying the World Bank and IMF I changed my mind again.

Raw Story once quoted Ron Paul as saying the structural adjustments are Keynesian economics, but they are not. They are Milton Freedman economics.

I am still all for ending the Fed, but when you look at what the IMF and World Bank do is privatize everything.

Mind you in the real world, you and I do not have a chance at purchasing anything getting privatized. It all goes to the rich elites that control the World Bank and IMF.

Tragedy and Hope is widely touted as disclosing banker conspiracies, but it also shows something else -- the free market has never existed because rich and powerful business interests always strive to control the market to control their prophets. Read chapter 5

As Kolko says, there is no system that works

Walter Lippmann called the collusion "Patronage" and claimed it was the glue that holds the country together. I think Lippmann was on the wrong side, but he was a brilliant man

u/Thelastmohawkin · 4 pointsr/ronpaul

Liberty Defined is a nice broad book of Paul's philosophy on just about any political issue he's ever written about. It's also an easy read. It is a collection of 50 articles written by Paul and you can read them in any order.

u/tu-ne-cede-malis · 1 pointr/ronpaul

David Barker has a great book that I think many will enjoy. It's still $3 on kindle. Check it out!

u/circusboy · 2 pointsr/ronpaul

His book, liberty defined would be a great starting place.

for opposition, maybe any books written by the other candidates.

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/ronpaul

The book "End the Fed" by Ron Paul is good.

It costs $3.98 on Amazon for a new copy, $3.15 for a used book.

here's one that you might be able to get free shipping for

u/anarkhosy · 5 pointsr/ronpaul

The first place is definitely:

And if you want more indepth information, I recommend his book Liberty Defined

u/nanowerx · 1 pointr/ronpaul

Tell your friend to read this and STFU.

u/LWRellim · 2 pointsr/ronpaul

>I haven't read Rumsfeld's book (link?).

Known and Unknown: A Memoir

>The trifecta joke seems to have been about running a deficit and/or raiding social security.

No it was about getting a "carte blanche" due to 3 "emergency" events/consequences of 9/11, it was a:

  1. National Emergency (i.e. akin to "natural disaster")

  2. An act of War (triggering a "rally behind the commander" response), and...

  3. Caused an economic downturn.

    All of which cause the population (and the media) to unquestionably support whatever agenda the "leader of the nation" wants to promote.

    You have to remember/realize that prior to 9/11 Bush's popularity was so low (and rapidly deteriorating) that there were even (quite serious) discussions of whether he and Cheney could somehow be impeached/removed (and not only from the left).
u/stylemaven1 · 3 pointsr/ronpaul

That was Benjamin Graham's idea as well (though I haven't read the book yet):

u/tsilb · 6 pointsr/ronpaul

I reviewed the 2013 budget in its entirety. I'm for about $500B worth.

u/poli_ticks · -1 pointsr/ronpaul

Dictator - Emperor - what's really the difference?

People have been saying we have an Imperial presidency for some time now.

u/AFarkinOkie · 3 pointsr/ronpaul

oh the writer John Hayward writes books as (mis) informative as this piece.

u/citizensnipz · 3 pointsr/ronpaul

He's a smart enough man to know that he can't just end the Fed overnight. You probably haven't read it, but his book on the topic does quite well to give a history of the organization.

Dr. Paul has been a student of economics for 30 years, so it really chides me when people try to write off his opinions at a whiff. It's just that people (both his supporters and his critics) have simply not had enough education on the subject. The Federal Reserve is a terribly corrupt and unfair group.

u/freshchill · 1 pointr/ronpaul

This is just my speculation, but I think it would depend of the severity and type of pollution/damages involved. I believe this would mostly be addressed in civil suits. However, for public land this would become a more complicated problem as there is no definable victim and criminal penalties would probably be involved. While on the subject, this is a reason Ron Paul is mostly against public land, it tends to complicate matters. I recommend his book Liberty Defined, he goes into much more detail on the matter. (