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Tuesday February 9th 2016

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Will Seizure of Russian Assets Hasten Dollar Decline?

Will Seizure of Russian Assets Hasten Dollar Decline?

RON PAUL, RON PAUL INSTITUTE While much of the world focused last week on whether or not the Federal Reserve was going to raise interest rates, or whether the Greek debt crisis would bring Europe to a crisis, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague awarded a $50 billion judgment to shareholders of the former oil company Yukos in their [...]

Obamacare’s Best Allies: The Courts and the Republicans

Obamacare’s Best Allies: The Courts and the Republicans

RON PAUL, RON PAUL INSTITUTE By ruling for the government in the case of King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court once again tied itself into rhetorical and logical knots to defend Obamacare. In King, the court disregarded Obamacare’s clear language regarding eligibility for federal health care subsides, on the grounds that enforcing the statute as [...]

Janet Yellen is Right: She Can’t Predict the Future

Janet Yellen is Right: She Can’t Predict the Future

RON PAUL, RON PAUL INSTITUTE This week I found myself in rare agreement with Janet Yellen when she admitted that her economic predictions are likely to be wrong. Sadly, Yellen did not follow up her admission by handing in her resignation and joining efforts to end the Fed. An honest examination of the Federal Reserve’s record over the past [...]

New Military Bill Expands Empire But Forbids Debate on War

New Military Bill Expands Empire But Forbids Debate on War

RON PAUL, RON PAUL INSTITUTE On Friday the House passed a massive National Defense Authorization for 2016 that will guarantee US involvement in more wars and overseas interventions for years to come. The Republican majority resorted to trickery to evade the meager spending limitations imposed by the 2011 budget control act – limitations that [...]

NSA Spying Ruled Illegal, But …

NSA Spying Ruled Illegal, But …

Will Congress Save the Program Anyway? RON PAUL, RON PAUL INSTITUTE This week the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the NSA’s metadata collection program was not authorized in US law. The PATRIOT Act, under which the program began, was too vague, the court found. But the truth is the Act was intended to be vague so that the government [...]

After 100 Years It’s Time to End the Fed

After 100 Years It’s Time to End the Fed

RON PAUL, TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK A week from now, the Federal Reserve System will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding. Resulting from secret negotiations between bankers and politicians at Jekyll Island, the Fed’s creation established a banking cartel and a board of government overseers that has grown ever stronger through the years. [...]

Hobby Lobby Case is About Rights, Not Contraceptives

Hobby Lobby Case is About Rights, Not Contraceptives

Ron Paul RON PAUL, TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK One of the most important cases the US Supreme Court will consider this term is Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit challenging the Obamacare mandate that employer-provided health care plans must cover abortion and contraceptives. Hobby Lobby, a corporation owned and managed by a traditional Christian family, [...]

You Cannot Negotiate With Iran?

You Cannot Negotiate With Iran?

Ron Paul RON PAUL, TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK You cannot negotiate with Iran. That is what they told us for years. The Iranian leadership is too fanatical, they are not rational actors, they are “not like us.” One US official even recently said that deception is part of the Iranian DNA. But just over a week ago negotiations between the five [...]

Federal Reserve Steals from the Poor and Gives to the Rich

Federal Reserve Steals from the Poor and Gives to the Rich

Ron Paul RON PAUL, TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK Last Thursday the Senate Banking Committee held hearings on Janet Yellen's nomination as Federal Reserve Board Chairman. As expected, Ms. Yellen indicated that she would continue the Fed’s “quantitative easing” (QE) polices, despite QE’s failure to improve the economy. Coincidentally, two days [...]

Why the 2,776 NSA Violations Are No Big Deal

Why the 2,776 NSA Violations Are No Big Deal

Ron Paul RON PAUL, TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK Thanks to more documents leaked by Edward Snowden, this time to the Washington Post, we learned that a secret May 2012 internal audit by the NSA revealed 2,776 incidents of “unauthorized” collection of information on American citizens over the previous 12 months. They are routinely breaking their [...]

The Great Cyprus Bank Robbery

The Great Cyprus Bank Robbery

BY RON PAUL The dramatic recent events in Cyprus have highlighted the fundamental weakness in the European banking system and the extreme fragility of fractional reserve banking. Cypriot banks invested heavily in Greek sovereign debt, and last summer’s Greek debt restructuring resulted in losses equivalent to more than 25 percent of Cyprus’ [...]

Chained CPI Chains Taxpayers

Chained CPI Chains Taxpayers

Ron Paul BY RON PAUL One of the least discussed, but potentially most significant, provisions in President Obama’s budget is the use of the “chained consumer price index” (chained CPI), to measure the effect of inflation on people’s standard of living. Chained CPI is an effort to alter the perceived impact of inflation via the [...]

Middle of the Road in Healthcare Leads to Socialism

Middle of the Road in Healthcare Leads to Socialism

Ron Paul RON PAUL, TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK The ever-expanding role of government in healthcare provides an excellent example of Ludwig Von Mises’ warning that “The Middle of the Road Leads to Socialism.” Beginning in the 1940s, government policies distorted the health care market, causing prices to rise and denying many Americans access to [...]

Homeschooling: The Future of Liberty

Homeschooling: The Future of Liberty

Ron Paul BY RON PAUL A common feature of authoritarian regimes is the criminalization of alternatives to government-controlled education. Dictators recognize the danger that free thought poses to their rule, and few things promote the thinking of “unapproved” thoughts like an education controlled by parents instead of the state. That is [...]

What Cannot Be Said About Iraq


What Cannot Be Said About Iraq


Ron Paul BY RON PAUL October was Iraq’s deadliest month since April, 2008. In those five and a half years, not only has there been no improvement in Iraq’s security situation, but things have gotten much worse. More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq last month, the vast majority of them civilians. Another 1,600 were wounded, as car [...]

The Homeschooling Revolution

The Homeschooling Revolution

BY RON PAUL Opposing infringement on parental control of education and promoting alternatives to government-run schools is a vital task for the liberty movement. When government usurps a parent’s right to control their child’s education, it is inevitable that the child will be taught the values of government officials, rather than of the [...]

A Welcome US/Saudi Reset

A Welcome US/Saudi Reset

BY RON PAUL Last week it was reported that Saudi Arabia decided to make a “major shift” away from its 80 years of close cooperation with the United States. The Saudi leadership is angry that the Obama administration did not attack Syria last month, and that it has not delivered heavy weapons to the Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow the [...]

Internet Sales Tax Could Crush Small Businesses – Ron Paul

Internet Sales Tax Could Crush Small Businesses – Ron Paul

BY RON PAUL One unique aspect of my homeschool curriculum is that students can start and manage their own online business. Students will be responsible for deciding what products or services to offer, getting the business up and running, and marketing the business’s products. Students and their families will get to keep the profits made from [...]

New Fed Boss Same as the Old Boss

New Fed Boss Same as the Old Boss

BY RON PAUL The news that Janet Yellen was nominated to become the next Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System was greeted with joy by financial markets and the financial press. Wall Street saw Yellen’s nomination as a harbinger of continued easy money. Contrast this with the hand-wringing that took place when Larry [...]

Capitol Hill Creeps Abolish the Debt Ceiling

Capitol Hill Creeps Abolish the Debt Ceiling

BY RON PAUL Washington, DC, Wall Street, and central bankers around the world rejoiced this week as Congress came to an agreement to end the government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling. The latest spending-and-debt deal was negotiated by Congressional leaders behind closed doors, and was rushed through Congress before most members had time to [...]

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