Start with Milton Friedman. Free to Choose was written for the general reader. There is also a link on the page for The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek, this is more of an answer to the Democrats socialism policies.
The Federal Reserve ability to print money and the gold standard are issues which Ron Paul has been raising for many years. The recent financial crisis and the Fed's rate cuts are proof to me that he is right.
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