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Reagan's biggest deviation on free-markets

I'm just reading G. Edward Griffin's book The Creature from Jekyll Island...
Check out this quote he cites on p.111 (from Reagan's 1983 speech at the Economic Summit in Williamsburg, Virginia):

"National economies need monetary coordination mechanisms, and that is why an integrated world economy needs a common monetary standard....But, no national currency will do--only a world currency will work."

Wow, Reagan (the supposed "free-market" guy) was was seemingly willing to plunge the world into monetary feudalism...

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Bump, anyone else not konw that Reagan had...

one-world government sympathies?

He may have

He may have been talking about a world currency based on a gold backing. It would be a world currency only in being common units of gold. It's clear the Reagan understood libertarianism and the gold standard as Dr. Paul has said. He ended up way off course but he must have believed in honest money, although your right he was off course on drug laws also.

"It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government."

— Thomas Paine

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

I don't know that he understood liberty...

I mean the guy favored conscription in times of war. I don't see how someone can believe in that and liberty at the same time.

I was wondering too if he might have been referring to a gold backed one world currency. But that's not exactly a good thing. If it's true, it shows that he was incredibly naive...
Remember, governments have defaulted on every gold-standard in history.

The book "Limits of Power"

The book "Limits of Power" exposes some hard truths about Reagan. It was a real eye opener for me.


By Andrew Bacevich?

What was some of it's important revelations on Reagan?

Yes. According to Bacevich,

Yes. According to Bacevich, Reagan basically opened up the floodgates of deficit spending, and that translated to the population. It seems that he also had a wicked case of the military industrial complex.


And don't forget how he favored criminalizing

certain substances. And also how he supported conscription in times of war.
He was a true tyrant.