"We've lost the economy?" - 1913. We gifted it to The Fed. By 1934, our gold was gone from our business contracts & bank accounts. By 1965 our silver was gone from our bank accounts & our coin. By 1971, President Nixon admitted our gold was "temporarily suspended." 1982. Our copper was gone from our bank accounts & our lowly US Penny. Now our Penny is a zinc slug w/ but a color coating copper wash. Et tu, trusted penny?
"We don't value diplomacy?" - In Rust we Trust. "We're now on the Zinc Standard." - Ron Paul, Congressional testimony questioning Uncle Ben about the Gold Standard which the Fed eviscerated. And exported our gold to other central banks? Lend & lease? Something about a neighbor borrowing a tool? Roosevelt, the Great Depressionist?
"... and we're missing the libertarian vote?" - You're kidding. Where were you when the counting was done?
No mention of Bernanke, soon to be crowned the Greatest Depressionist?
We, as others in other nations, are left with central banks pretending "legal tender" into existence. Promising each other, someone else will pay. Each promises to pay others in promissory notes. Greece promise to pay their share of their own bailout, with borrowed paper-money.
"Only in a fiat money system could Greece be responsible for bailing out Greece." - Ron Paul, Congressional testimony on Greece Bailout
The Bizarre Art of Central Banking March 17, 2010.
Staring our hero: Dr Ron Paul, as himself.
Character Actor: Uncle Ben, as himself.
Set props: Fed Attorney (right) & Paul Volcker, Fed Chairmonitor, 1980s, right arm (left side), as background still life.
Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul ☑