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Political Economy Quote of the Week for 20121231

“As things are now, after a long period of artificially low interest rates, the question is not how to avoid the hardships of the process of recovery altogether, but how to reduce them to a minimum. If one does not … Continue reading

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Political Economy Quote of the Week for 20121224

“My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save … Continue reading

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Political Economy Quote of the Week for 20121217

“We oil the jaws of the war machine and feed it with our babies.” – Iron Maiden, 2 Minutes to Midnight, Powerslave.

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Political Economy Quote of the Week for 20121210

In peace sons bury fathers, but in war fathers bury sons. – Herodotus, The Histories, Book 1, Ch. 87

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Political Economy Quote of the Week for 20121203

“And while central banks have the power to create money as quickly as they can warm up the printing presses, they cannot create new raw materials or foodstuffs out of thin air or speed up the customary procedures for bringing … Continue reading

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Political Economy Quote of the Week for 20121119

“It was this Cineas, then, who, seeing that Pyrrhus was eagerly preparing an expedition at this time to Italy, and finding him at leisure for the moment, drew him into the following discourse. “The Romans, O Pyrrhus, are said to … Continue reading

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Links: 20121113

  There’s Still a Case for Gold – Ron Paul wrote an excellent article about his book The Case for Gold (coauthored with Lewis Lehrman). Hopefully, Paul will become a more active article writer upon his retirement from Congress. “Thirty … Continue reading

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