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"The Americans keep telling us how successful their system is. Then they remind us not to stray too far from our hotel at night." - An un-named EU trade representative quoted during international trade talks in Denver, Colorado, 1997.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Ron Paul accuses Federal Reserve of Theft

Populist libertarian Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex) has accused the US Federal Reserve of the "theft" of ordinary people's money via the dollar's sharp decline on world currency markets. Whether the free-falling greenback is a result of the Fed's thievery, gross incompetence or both, this is yet another example of the growing jitters amongst Americans at the inability of the supposedly Olympian god-like financial collossi of Washington and Wall Street to stabilize an economy teetering on the precipice of the kind of out-and-out disaster unseen in the western industrialized world for the past 75+ years.

All more evidence that the Bacchinalian orgy of laissez-faire conservative capitalism and e-z credit consumerism is coming to an end and, as can be expected following all such exercises in hedonistic excess, the mess left behind afterwards is going to take a hell of a lot of time and effort to clean up.

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