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Ron Paul - Government is Too Big to Succeed (And More)



January 20, 2010 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: AIG , GS

Last week, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission kicked off their first round of hearings on the causes of the economic meltdown on Wall Street.  The commission is being compared to the the Pecora Commission launched in 1932 to investigate the causes of the Great Depression.  The Pecora commission is beloved by those who believe the solution to every problem is more laws because it was used to justify a number of new laws, including Glass-Steagall.  Of course, none of those laws addressed the real causes of the Great Depression.   It was the introduction of unsound monetary policy and central economic planning pursued by the Federal Reserve that really threw everything off balance.  The Fed was founded in 1913 to stabilize the economy and prevent a recurrence of the short-lived Panic of 1907, but instead it promptly produced the Great Depression which lasted more than 15 years.

The Pecora Commission was stacked with big government sympathizers who blamed the free market and the gold standard without question, and without any consideration of government interference in the economy.  This panel is no different.  Never will they contemplate how government steered us into this crisis, and what perverse incentives can be removed or repealed so that the market will function more smoothly.  Never will they discuss how investment should come from savings, not debt.  Never will it occur to them that fiat money, artificially low interest rates and the whole Federal Reserve System might be unwise and unstable, not to mention unconstitutional.  The answer will always be more government regulation and oversight.  It is predictable that this government panel will eventually come to the firm conclusion that government needs to be bigger, and that the market is just too free. 

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5 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On January 20, 2010 at 11:54 AM, binve (< 20) wrote:

Excellent post!

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#2) On January 20, 2010 at 12:01 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

+1 rec.

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#3) On January 20, 2010 at 12:27 PM, ocsurf (< 20) wrote:


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#4) On January 20, 2010 at 1:05 PM, ChrisGraley (28.58) wrote:

Why can't people understand this?

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#5) On January 21, 2010 at 8:56 AM, dudemonkey (53.33) wrote:

I like a lot of what Ron Paul says, but he seems to want to put the Fed under the thumb of Congress.  I don't know if he's thought that one all the way through. If he suggested putting the Fed under the control of someone with more financial sense like, say, Limp Bizkit or a homeless crack addict, I would be 100% behind him.

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