The Economics of Slavery

tpreitzel Mon, 04/29/2019 - 10:40

Let's get something straight ... I disagree with Ron Paul on several major aspects of economics. The United States was intended to be a union of states and markets were principally confined to the union and tariffs imposed to protect those markets. Today, we have international markets and all the turmoil created as a result of excess consumption and debt. Why doesn't President Trump get tough on this illegal invasion? See the title of this thread. Nothing has changed since the Civil War. We've simply exchanged personal slavery for slavery to a CEO whose company needs cheap labor. In an era of robotics, the United States has more than enough labor, but international corporations want cheap labor. Hence, the invasion continues while American workers are displaced to the point of homelessness.

The average American will only regain his security and independence again when he understands the need to restrain these multinational corporations and accept the economic consequences of protectionism via higher prices for some products. Only then can both our borders and economic security be assured. Free trade was intended to be free only among the union of states, not some foreign entity. If contact is formally established one day with aliens, I can just imagine the Chamber of Commerce demanding access to their markets as well. This cosmic economic insanity must stop ... now! Unfortunately, President Trump can't really do much until Americans see their independence and security as more important than consumption.


Regarding the number of posts by certain members of "A Call to Paul", I suggest the members agree to limit the number of their posts to 3 in any 24 hour period. Those 3 posts should be topics of unique concern to the poster and should probably be accompanied by personal opinion. We do NOT need the mere linking of articles from elsewhere as the members can find those articles themselves and just wastes space on the front page of "A Call to Paul". 




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pawnstorm12's picture

And then after stating each one, you can explain where he is wrong and you are correct.

Dr. Paul follows the principles of Austrian Economics which is based on free markets, little or no government intervention and no ceoersion.

It is also based on us being able to keep ALL of the money we earn - NO INCOME TAX.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed and over-regulated and overrun by bureaucrats - the founders would be ashamed." -Ron Paul

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Tariffs and free trade. I've already answered your questions on these two topics as they're releated. Any international economic arrangement is inherently contradictory to the concept and maintenance of a nation and its cultural identity. Free trade means free borders. Again, we have free trade in the USA among the states of the union, not the world. Dr. Paul has a right to his views, but I don't necessarily share them in their entirety. Follow Dr. Paul on economics, but I won't blindly follow him. I'll follow the founders of this great nation instead.

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...federal level.

Where did you ever hear him say we should put tarrifs on goods anywhere?

He is a free market advocate all the way.

He says the government has no business in central economic planning in a free society.

And he says sanctions are an act of war - which they are - so Trump has declared war on Iran as Israel, Bolton and Pompeo demand of him.

And he won't quit until until the bullets and bombs start flying - to the utter delight of the corrupt republican party.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed and over-regulated and overrun by bureaucrats - the founders would be ashamed." -Ron Paul