Thanksgiving is our most old-fashioned holiday. Gratitude itself seems out of date at a time when so many people feel ‘entitled’ to whatever they get — and indignant that they didn’t get more.
Liberals take positions that make them look good and feel good — and show very little interest in actual consequences for others, even when liberal policies are leaving havoc in their wake.
Our tax system penalizes those who are producing wealth in order to subsidize those who are only consuming it.
A society that robs an individual of the product of his effort, or enslaves him, or attempts to limit the freedom of his mind, or compels him to act against his own rational judgment … is not, strictly speaking, a society, but a mob held together by institutionalized gang-rule.
Activism is a way for useless people to feel important, even if the consequences of their activism are counterproductive for those they claim to be helping and damaging to the fabric of society as a whole.
Gold, unlike all other commodities, is a currency … and the major thrust in the demand for gold is not for jewelry. It’s not for anything other than an escape from what is perceived to be a fiat money system, paper money, that seems to be deteriorating.
When paper money systems begin to crack at the seams, the run to gold could be explosive.
The monetary managers are fond of telling us that they have substituted ‘responsible money management’ for the gold standard. But there is no historic record of responsible paper money management … The record taken, as a whole is one of hyperinflation, devaluation, and monetary chaos.
That paper money has some advantages is admitted. But that its abuses also are inevitable and, by breaking up the measure of value, makes a lottery of all private property, cannot be denied.
The history of paper money is an account of abuse, mismanagement, and financial disaster.