Amity Shlaes–Coolidge–Videos

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President Coolidge, 1st Presidential Film (1924)

President Coolidge’s Inauguration  (1925) 

Calvin Coolidge: The Best President You’ve Never Heard Of – Amity Shlaes

Calvin Coolidge book by Amity Shlaes on w/ Glenn Beck on The Blaze TV

Amity Shlaes, Author, “Coolidge”

Digital Age-Why is Coolidge the Forgotten President?-Amity Shlaes

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“How They Did It” – Part 2 of 4

“How They Did It” – Part 3 of 4

“How They Did It” – Part 4 of 4

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Progressivism America’s Cancer–Videos

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Matthew Spalding on The Glenn Beck Show Pt. 1

Matthew Spalding on The Glenn Beck Show Pt. 2

Progressivism America’s Cancer part one

Progressivism America’s Cancer part two

Matt Spalding on Progressivism’s Assault on America’s Founding

 

Reviving the Constitution – Session IV: “The Progressives’ Constitution”

Reviving the Constitution – Session II: “The Founders’ Constitution”

 

Beck: Obama Is Like Woodrow Wilson, a Follower of ‘Mein Kampf Light’ Progressivism

Amity Shlaes – author of ‘The Forgotten Man’ – on Hoover and the Great Depression

 

The New Deal [Robert Higgs]

Amity Shlaes – author of ‘The Forgotten Man’ – on FDR and the New Deal

Matt Spalding on The Glenn Beck Program 11/4/09

Matt Spalding on Stemming the Tide of Progressivism

The Obama Depression: Lessons Learned–Deja Vu!

 

Jonah Goldberg–Liberal Fascism–Videos

 

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George Nash on Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression

 

Glenn Beck – Reasonable Questions for Unreasonable Times – Day 4, Part 3

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Collectivism: Socialism, Communism, Progressivism and Fascism

 

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Thomas DiLorenzo–The Economic Model of the Fascist State–Videos

G. William Domhoff: Who Runs America–Videos

Jonah Goldberg–Liberal Fascism–Videos

Paul Edward Gottfried–Fascism, Anti-Fascism, and the Welfare State–Videos

G. Edward Griffin- On Individualism vs. Collectivism–Videos

Robert Higgs–The Complex Path of Ideological Change–Videos

Mark Levin–Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto–Videos

Jeffrey Miron–Obamaomics–Videos

Gary North–Keynes and His Influence–Take The North Challenge–Videos

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Today’s Progressives–Obama’s Radical Socialist Democratic Party

The Racist Test for Judge Sonya Sotomayor and President Obama–Racism Unmasked!

Calling and Raising The Stakes for Race Card Players–Obama and Sotomayor

George Soros: Government Interventionist and Global Socialist–Obama’s Puppeter Master–Videos

George Soros: Barack Obama’s Money Man and Agenda Puppeter

The Cloward-Piven Strategy Of The Progressive Radical Socialists: Wrecking The U.S. Economy By Massive Government Dependence, Spending, Deficits, Debts, Taxes And Regulations!

President Barack Obama’s Role Model–President Franklin D. Roosevelt–The Worse President For The U.S. and World Economies and The American People–With The Same Results–High Unemployment Rates–Over 25 Million American Citizens Seeking Full Time Jobs Today–Worse Than The Over 13 Million Seeking Jobs During The Worse of The Great Depression!

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Progressive Radical Socialist Health Care Plan Written In Prison By Convicted Felon Richard Creamer!

Obamanomics–New Deal Progressive Radical Socialist Interventionism

Eugenics, Planned Parenthood, Population Control, and Designer Babies–Videos

The Great Depression and the Current Recession–Robert Higgs–Videos

The Obama Depression: Lessons Learned–Deja Vu!

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Progressive Radical Socialist Canned Criticism of American People: Danger, Profits, and Wrong Thinking

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Broom Budget Busting Bums: Replace The Entire Congress–Tea Party Express and Patriots–United We Stand!

Obama’s Civilian National Security Force–Youth Corp Wave–Friendly Fascism Faces–Cons–Crooks–Communists–Communities–Corps!

Obama’s Hidden Agenda and Covert Cadre of Marxists, Communists, Progressives, Radicals, Socialists–Far Left Democrats Destroying Capitalism and The American Republic

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The Progressive Radical Socialist Family Tree–ACORN & AmeriCorps–Time To Chop It Down

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Richard Ebeling–America’s New Road to Serfdom and the Continuing Relevance of Austrian Economics –Videos

Paul Edward Gottfried–Fascism, Anti-Fascism, and the Welfare State–Videos

David Gordon–Five Best Books on the Current Crisis–Video

David Gordon–The Confused Literature of Globalization–Videos

Friedrich Hayek–Videos

Henry Hazlitt–Economics In One Lesson–Videos

Robert Higgs–The Complex Path of Ideological Change–Videos

Robert Higgs–The Great Depression and the Current Recession–Videos

Robert Higgs–Why Are Politicians Always Trying to Scare Us?–Videos

Jörg Guido Hülsmann–The Ethics of Money Production–Videos

Jörg Guido Hülsmann–The Life and Work of Ludwig von Mises–Videos

Milton Friedman–Videos

Milton Friedman on Education–Videos

Milton Friedman–Debate In Iceland–Videos

Milton Friedman–Free To Choose–On Donahue –Videos

Israel Kirzner–On Entrepreneurship–Vidoes

Liberal Fascism–Jonah Goldberg–Videos

Ludwig von Mises–Videos

Robert P. Murphy–Videos

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The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged and The Ideas of Ayn Rand

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Murray Rothbard–Videos

Murray N. Rothbard–Introduction to Economics: A Private Seminar–Videos

Murray Rothbard–Libertarianism–Video

Rothbard On Keynes–Videos

Murray Rothbard– What Has Government Done to Our Money?–Videos

Peter Schiff–Videos

Schiff, Forbers and Bloomberg Nail The Financial Crisis and Recession–Mistakes Were Made–Greed, Arrogance, Stupidity–Three Chinese Curses!

Larry Sechrest–The Anticapitalists: Barbarians at the Gate–Videos

L. William Seidman on The Economic Crisis: Causes and Cures–Videos

Amity Shlaes–Videos

Julian Simon–Videos

Julian Simon–The Ultimate Resource II: People, Materials, and Environment–Videos

Thomas Sowell and Conflict of Visions–Videos

Thomas Sowell On The Housing Boom and Bust–Videos

Econ Talk With Thomas Sowell–Videos

Peter Thiel–Videos

Thomas E. Woods, Jr.–Videos

Thomas E. Woods–The Economic Crisis and The Federal Reserve–Videos

Tom Woods–Lectures On Liberty–Videos

Thomas E. Woods–The Market Economy–Videos

Tom Woods On Personal Rights and Property Ownership

Tom Woods–Smashing Myths and Restoring Sound Money–Videos

Tom Woods–Who Killed The Constitution

Tom Wright On The FairTax–Videos

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Peter Robinson–Conversations With Authors–Videos

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Lincoln with Harry Jaffa

 

LAND OF LINCOLN: Abraham Lincoln and American History

 

Crisis Management with John Taylor

 

 The Economy According to Taylor and Judd

 

Thomas Sowell on the Housing Boom and Bust

 

Thomas Sowell and a Conflict of Visions

 

Thomas Sowell talks about his new book Economic Facts and Fallacies

PAY IT FORWARD: Social Security Reform

 

Charles Kesler on the Grand Liberal Project

 

Shelby Steele: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race.

 

Uncommon Knowledge: The Great Depression with Amity Shlaes

 

The World According to John Bolton

 

War Policy with Douglas Feith

 

The Middle East with Daniel Pipes

 

COMMANDING HEIGHTS: American Empire

 

At War with General Jack Keane

 

Intelligence and Security with James Woolsey

 

WILSON’S GHOST: Robert S. McNamara

 

Trotsky with Hitchens and Service

 

In Defense of WWII

 

GIVE WAR A CHANCE? The Utility of War

 

THE FRENCH KISS-OFF: The History of French and American Relationship

 

The Politics of Hollywood with Andrew Breitbart

 

The World According to Andrew Klavan

 

The Word According to Tom Wolfe

 

HITCH-COCKED: A Conversation with Christopher Hitchens

 

The Rise and Fall of Liberalism

 

The U.S. Economy with Peter Thiel

 

Equality Man

 

Africa with Dambisa Moyo

 

THE GRAND OLD, OLD PARTY: The Future of the Republican Party

 

Michael Barone

 

Crisis & the Law with Richard Epstein

 

Law and Justice with Antonin Scalia

 

ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER: A Conversation with Robert Bork

 

The Founders and Us

 

ALEXANDER THE GREAT: Alexander Hamilton


 

 

Peter Robinson interviews Fresno State Classicist Bruce Thornton about his new book Decline and Fall: Europe’s Slow Suicide.

 

FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE: Global Poverty and the World Bank

 

LAND OF THE SETTING SUN? The Future of Japan

 

TRADING PLACES: Is Outsourcing Good for America?

 

The Environment with Steven Hayward

 

TAKE IT TO THE LIMITS: Milton Friedman on Libertarianism

 

Economic trade-offs debate

MONKEY BUSINESS: Evolution and Intelligent Design

MAKING THE GRADE: The No Child Left Behind Act

 

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Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson

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Rhetoric and Reality in the Education Stimulus Bill

 

Voucher controversy

 

MIND THE GAP: The Racial Gap in Education

 

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American Progressive Liberal Fascism–The Wave of The Future Or Back To Past Mistakes?

Posted on July 8, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Economics, Employment, Fiscal Policy, Law, liberty, Monetary Policy, People, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Taxes, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

“Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.”

~George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905

 

“The progressives who today masquerade as liberals may rant against fascism; yet it is their policy that paves the way for Hitlerism.”

~Ludwig von Mises, Interventionism, page 88.

 

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 The Progressive Era

 

Glenn Beck A Closer Look At The Progressive Movement

 

Author Jonah Goldberg on Glenn Beck 2/19 – Liberal Fascism

 

Author Jonah Goldberg on Glenn Beck 2/20 – Liberal Fascism

 

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Glenn Beck Destined to Repeat 04 10 09 07 of 11

 

Glenn Beck Destined to Repeat 04 10 09 08  of 11

 

Glenn Beck Destined to Repeat 04 10 09 09  of 11

 

Glenn Beck Destined to Repeat 04 10 09 10  of 11

 

Ron Paul Lectures Bernanke: U.S. Moving Towards Fascism

 

“The advocates of public control cannot do without inflation. They need it in order to finance their policy of reckless spending and of lavishly subsidizing and bribing the voters.”

~Ludwig von Mises, The Theory of Money and Credit, page 479.

 

 

Background Articles and Videos

Progressive Era

“…The Progressive Era in the United States was a period of reform which lasted from the 1890s to the 1920s.[1]

Responding to the changes brought about by industrialization, [2] the Progressives advocated a wide range of economic, political, social, and moral reforms.[3] Initially the movement was successful at local level, and then it progressed to state and gradually national. Both the reformers and their opponents were predominantly members of the middle class.

Significant changes achieved at the national levels included the income tax with the Sixteenth Amendment, direct election of Senators with the Seventeenth Amendment, Prohibition with the Eighteenth Amendment, and women’s suffrage through the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Muckrakers were journalists who exposed waste, corruption, and scandal in the highly influential new medium of national magazines, such as McClure’s. Progressives shared a common belief in the ability of science, technology and disinterested expertise to identify problems and come up with the best solution.

Progressives moved to enable the citizenry to rule more directly and circumvent political bosses; California, Wisconsin, and Oregon took the lead.[4] California governor Hiram Johnson established the initiative, referendum, and recall, viewing them as good influences for citizen participation against the historic influence of large corporations on state assembly.[5] About 16 states began using primary elections. Many cities set up municipal reference bureaus to study the budgets and administrative structures of local governments. In Illinois, Governor Frank Lowden undertook a major reorganization of state government.[6] In Wisconsin, the stronghold of Robert LaFollette, the Wisconsin Idea, used the state university as the source of ideas and expertise.[7] Characteristics of progressivism included a favorable attitude toward urban-industrial society, belief in mankind’s ability to improve the environment and conditions of life, belief in obligation to intervene in economic and social affairs, and a belief in the ability of experts and in efficiency of government intervention.

In the Gilded Age (late 19th century) the parties were reluctant to involve the federal government too heavily in the private sector, except in the area of railroads and tariffs. In general, they accepted the concept of laissez-faire, a doctrine opposing government interference in the economy except to maintain law and order. This attitude started to change during the depression of the 1890s when small business, farm, and labour movements began asking the government to intercede on their behalf.[8]

By the turn of the century, a middle class had developed that was leery of both the business elite and the radical political movements of farmers and laborers in the Midwest and West. Known as Progressives, these people favored government regulation of business practices to, in their minds, ensure competition and free enterprise. Congress enacted a law regulating railroads in 1887 (the Interstate Commerce Act), and one preventing large firms from controlling a single industry in 1890 (the Sherman Antitrust Act). These laws were not rigorously enforced, however, until the years between 1900 and 1920, when Republican President Theodore Roosevelt (1901–1909), Democratic President Woodrow Wilson (1913–1921), and others sympathetic to the views of the Progressives came to power. Many of today’s U.S. regulatory agencies were created during these years, including the Interstate Commerce Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. Muckrakers were journalists who encouraged readers to demand more regulation of business. Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle (1906) showed America the horrors of the Chicago Union Stock Yards, a giant complex of meat processing that developed in the 1870s. The federal government responded to Sinclair’s book with the new regulatory Food and Drug Administration. Ida M. Tarbell wrote a series of articles against the Standard Oil monopoly. The series helped pave the way for the breakup of the monopoly.[9]

When Democrat Woodrow Wilson was elected President with a Democratic Congress in 1912 he implemented a series of progressive policies. In 1913, the Sixteenth Amendment was ratified, and the income tax was instituted in the United States. Wilson resolved the longstanding debates over tariffs and antitrust, and created the Federal Reserve, a complex business-government partnership that to this day dominates the financial world.

In 1913, Henry Ford, adopted the moving assembly line, with each worker doing one simple task in the production of automobiles. Taking his cue from developments during the progressive era, Ford offered a very generous wage—$5 a day—to his workers, arguing that a mass production enterprise could not survive if average workers could not buy the goods. However, the wage increase did not extend to women, and Ford expanded the company’s Sociological Department to monitor his workers and ensure that they did not spend their new found bounty on “vice and cheap thrills.”[10]

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_Era

 

How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution

By Richard A. Epstein

“…How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution explores the fundamental shift in political and economic thought of the Progressive Era and how the Supreme Court was used to transform the Constitution into one that reflected the ideas of their own time, while undermining America’s founding principles.

Epstein examines key decisions to demonstrate how Progressives attacked much of the legal precedent and eventually weakened the Court’s thinking concerning limited federal powers and the protection of individual rights. Progressives on the Court undermined basic economic principles of freedom and competition, paving the way for the modern redistributive and regulatory state.

As Epstein writes, the Progressives, “were determined that their vision of the managed economy should take precedent in all areas of life. Although they purported to have great sophistication on economic and social matters, their understanding was primitive. The Progressives and their modern defenders have to live with the stark truth that the noblest innovations of the Progressive Era were its greatest failures.”

How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution shows that our modern “constitutional law,” fashioned largely by the New Deal Court in the late 1930s, has its roots in Progressivism, not in our country’s founding principles, and how so many of those ideas, however discredited by more recent economic thought, still shape the Court’s decisions. …”

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Progressives and Obama Pt.1

Progressives and Obama Pt.2

 

Progressives and Obama Pt.3

 

Progressives and Obama Pt.4

 

The Next Progressive Era

 

Liberal Fascism (1) — Jonah Goldberg ** UNEDITED **

 

Liberal Fascism (2) — Jonah Goldberg ** UNEDITED **

 

Liberal Fascism (3) — Jonah Goldberg ** UNEDITED **

 

Liberal Fascism (4) — Jonah Goldberg ** UNEDITED **

 

Liberal Fascism (5) — Jonah Goldberg ** UNEDITED **

 

Liberal Fascism Q-A (1)

 

Liberal Fascism Q-A (2)

 

Liberal Fascism Q-A (3)
 

 
 

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Amity Shlaes–The Forgotten Man–Videos

Posted on March 31, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Books, Communications, Economics, Employment, Energy, Foreign Policy, Homes, Investments, Links, People, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Reviews, Security, Taxes, Technology, Video, War | Tags: , , , , , , |

Uncommon Knowledge: The Great Depression with Amity Shlaes

Amity Shlaes author of “The Forgotten Man” on The Alcove 

Amity Shlaes speaks at ALEC. Part 1

Amity Shlaes speaks at ALEC. Part 2

Amity Shlaes speaks at ALEC. Part 3

Book TV: After Words with Amity Shlaes

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The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 1:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 2:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 3:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 4:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 5:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 6:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 7:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 8:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 9:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 10:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 11:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 12:

Background Articles and Videos

Amity Shlaes

“…Amity Shlaes (born 1960) is an American author and columnist from New York, who writes about politics and economics.

“…Shlaes graduated from Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University magna cum laude[1] with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1982.[2]

Shlaes writes a syndicated column for Bloomberg News.[3] She is a senior fellow in economic history at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her many appearances on television and radio include commentary on public radio for Marketplace.

She wrote columns for the Financial Times for five years, for which she won the International Policy Network’s Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2002.[1] Earlier, she worked at the Wall Street Journal, where she was a member of the editorial board. She has written for The New Yorker, The American Spectator, Commentary Magazine, Foreign Affairs, National Review, and The New Republic, among others. Her obituary of Milton Friedman appeared[2] in The New York Sun.

She was awarded the 2007 Deadline Club award for Opinion writing.[3], and the Newswomen’s Club of New York’s Front Page Award for her Bloomberg columns.[4]

Her first book was Germany: The Empire Within (ISBN 0-224-02700-X), about Germany at the time of reunification. She followed it with The Greedy Hand: How Taxes Drive Americans Crazy and What to Do About It (ISBN 0-375-50132-0). Her most recent national best-seller is The Forgotten Man: A New History of The Great Depression (ISBN 0-0609-3642-8) devoted to the study of the Great Depression in the United States and the New Deal. This book advances a thesis that both Presidents Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt promoted economic policies that were counterproductive and prolonged The Great Depression, in part because of the uncertainty created by inconsistent policymaking.[4] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amity_Shlaes

Amity Shlaes Web Site

http://www.amityshlaes.com/

“…Synopsis

It’s difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression. Only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand how the nation endured. These are the people at the heart of Amity Shlaes’s insightful and inspiring history of one of the most crucial events of the twentieth century. 

In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes, one of the nation’s most respected economic commentators, offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. Rejecting the old emphasis on the New Deal, she turns to the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how through brave leadership they helped establish the steadfast character we developed as a nation. Some of those figures were well known, at least in their day—Andrew Mellon, the Greenspan of the era; Sam Insull of Chicago, hounded as a scapegoat. But there were also unknowns: the Schechters, a family of butchers in Brooklyn who dealt a stunning blow to the New Deal; Bill W., who founded Alcoholics Anonymous in the name of showing that small communities could help themselves; and Father Divine, a black charismatic who steered his thousands of followers through the Depression by preaching a Gospel of Plenty. 

Shlaes also traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers themselves as they discovered their errors. She shows how both Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt failed to understand the prosperity of the 1920s and heaped massive burdens on the country that more than offset the benefit of New Deal programs. The real question about the Depression, she argues, is not whether Roosevelt ended it with World War II. It is why the Depression lasted so long. From 1929 to 1940, federal intervention helped to make the Depression great—in part by forgetting the men and women who sought to help one another. 

Authoritative, original, and utterly engrossing, The Forgotten Man offers an entirely new look at one of the most important periods in our history. Only when we know this history can we understand the strength of American character today. …”

 

Biography

Amity Shlaes is a senior fellow in economic history at the Council on Foreign Relations and a syndicated columnist at Bloomberg. She has written for The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal, where she was an editorial board member, as well as for The New Yorker, Fortune, National Review, The New Republic, and Foreign Affairs. Shlaes is the author of The Greedy Hand. She lives in New York. …”

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Forgotten-Man/Amity-Shlaes/e/9780066211701

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President Doom and Panic Obama’s Big Lie: More Government Spending Works and Tax Cuts Do Not Work

Posted on February 10, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Employment, Investments, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Taxes, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Bulworth (Warren Beatty) : the luncheon rap

 

 

Obama Flips Off McCain

  

President Obama’s

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

 

 

 

President Obama’s first press conference – Question segment 1

 

Obama: I Thought FDR-New Deal Argument Was Resolved

 

Yes it was resolved that FDR intervention in the economy with massive federal government spending did not work in getting the economy out of the Great Depression.

The depression lasted until the start of World War II.

Stop misleading the Amercian people Mr. President.

Uncommon Knowledge: The Great Depression with Amity Shlaes

 

Tom Woods on Glenn Beck “Meltdown” 02/09/2009

 

Obama’s New New Deal: As bad as the old new deal?

 

Ayn Rand — “This Country is Moving Towards Socialism”

  

Liberate, Don’t Stimulate, the Economy – Ayn Rand Institute

 

President  Franklin D. Roosevelt’s  economic policies were a failure and prolonged the recession unnecessarily–hurting millions upon millions of Americans that remained unemployed for years.

FDR also had a justified reputation for being a notorious liar and manipulator of people.

Not exactly  a President one should emulate for economic policies, character and integrity.
 

President Doom and Panic Obama advocates the quick passage of a  “stimulus package”–the American  Recovery and Investment Plan–largely more Federal Government spending to pay off many of his Democratic supporters-government workers, union members and illegal aliens in the construction industry.

This stimulus bill is based upon the failed economic theories of John Maynard Keynes and is referred to by economists as Keynesian Economics:

 

Truth: More Government Spending Does Not Usually Work

Keynesian Economics Is Wrong Bigger Gov’t Is Not Stimulus CATO’s Dan Mitchell

 

Inhofe on Kudlow and Company

 

Inhofe Remarks on “1.2 Trillion Mistake”

Repeatedly President Doom and Panic Obama said that tax cuts do not work, this is a lie and is rewriting economic history.

 

Truth: Most Tax Cuts Do Work

 

Cutting the U.S.’s Corporate Tax Rate

 

The Laffer Curve, Part I: Understanding the Theory

 

The Laffer Curve, Part II: Reviewing the Evidence

 

The Laffer Curve, Part III: Dynamic Scoring (Corrected)

 

 

President Obama also misleads the American people as to what happened in Japan in the 1990 and the United States in 1930 when Keynesian economics and massive government spending was tried and only prolonged the recession/depression for many years.

One of the worst recession in US economic history was faced by a new President Warren G. Harding in 1921.

President Harding cut Federal government spending by about 40% and taxes were reduced.

The worse recesssion was also one of the shortest and resulted in an economic boom in the 1920s.

“…The recession of 1921-1923 recession proved to be the sharpest economic downturn since the emergence of the business cycle in the early 19th century, but it also was one of the shortest reversals. The government intervened to a greater extent, but wage rates were permitted to fall, and government expenditures and taxes were reduced. The recession was over in one year. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1921_recession

 

US Business Cycle Expansions and Contractions

Contractions (recessions) start at the peak of a business cycle and end at the trough.

http://www.nber.org/cycles.html

 

Wage Adjustment and Aggregate Supply  in the Depression of 1920-1921:  Extending the Bernanke-Carey Model 
 

 Bryan Caplan

 “… In one crucial respect, the depression of 1920-21 was actually more severe than the Great Depression itself: there was a rapid decline in the price level of between forty and fifty percent within the course of a single year.  As Friedman and Schwartz (1963) explain, “From their peak in May [1920], wholesale prices declined moderately for a couple of months, and then collapsed.  By June 1921, they had fallen to 56 per cent of their level in May 1920.  More than three-quarters of the decline took place in the six months from August 1920 to February 1921.  This is, by all odds, the sharpest price decline covered by our money series, either before or since that date and perhaps also in the whole history of the United States.” (1963, pp.232-233.)  The wholesale price index during the Great Depression took about three years to fall by the same amount. 

      Employment and output were however not as severely affected as in the Great Depression.  Of course precise unemployment data are not available for this period, but one representative estimate (Lebergott, 1957) puts civilian unemployment at 2.3% in 1919, 11.9% in 1921, and back to 3.2% in 1923.  Output figures tell a similar story: one aggregate index (Mills, 1932) indexes production at 125.3 in 1919, 99.7 in 1921, and rebounding to 145.3 in 1923.  As these stylized facts indicate, the second unusual feature of the depression of 1920-21 was the rapid recovery in employment and output, in sync with a swift adjustment of the real wage to its new equilibrium position. …”

http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:eTtQr-KkmTkJ:www.gmu.edu/departments/economics/bcaplan/year2.doc+caplan+wage+adjustment+1921&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us

 

History speaks, who will listen?

“…So what to do? President Warren Harding first ignored his commerce secretary, Herbert Hoover, who wanted, naturally, to increase government further. Then he slashed federal spending – imagine! – cut taxes, paid down debt and, voila, the economy roared. Unshackled businesses reinvested. Factories rumbled back to life. Unemployment fell to 1.8 percent.

Hoover and then FDR tried a tack in precisely the opposite direction when the economy later slipped again, and the result was the Depression, exacerbated by the New Deal and ended by a wartime production boom.

What Harding understood that FDR and Hoover did not is that recessions, however painful, are necessary evils in a free-market economy, and not so evil at all when compared to totalitarian alternatives. The recession of 1920 to 1921, as historian Paul Johnson explained, “sorted out the sheep from the goats, liquidated the unhealthy elements in the economy and turned out the parasites … business downturns serve essential purposes. But they need not be long because they are self adjusting.”  …”

http://www.newsvirginian.com/wnv/news/opinion/editorials/article/history_speaks_who_will_listen/35528/

 

Harding and Historical Deconstruction

“…Harding inherited from the comatose Wilson regime one of the sharpest recessions in American history. By July 1921 it was all over and the economy was booming again. Harding and Mellon had done nothing except cut government expenditure by a huge 40 percent from Wilson’s peacetime level, the last time a major industrial power treated a recession by classic laissez-faire methods, allowing wages to fall to their natural level. Benjamin Anderson of Chase Manhattan was later to call it ‘our last natural recovery to full employment.’  The cuts were not ill-considered but part of a careful plan to bring the spending of the monster state which had emerged under Wilson back under control. The Budget and Accounting Act (1921) created a Bureau of the Budget, to subject authorizations to systematic central scrutiny and control. Its first director, Charles Dawes, said in 1922 that, before Harding, ‘everyone did as they damn well pleased,’ Cabinet members were ‘comanchees,’ Congress ‘a nest of cowards.’  Then Harding ‘waved the axe and said that anybody who didn’t cooperate his head would come off.’ The result was ‘velvet for the taxpayer.’

~Paul Johnson, A History of the American People, page 708  

 

Well President Obama how many Federal Government employees are being let go–any?

Start with your 1700 plus White House staff.

As I recall President Obama said that he was going to go over the budget line by line.

If President Obama and his staff cannot reduce Federal Government spending by at least 5% , they  are not really trying.

President Harding and not Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt should be the role model President Obama emulates. 

As an economist, I agree with President Obama that the American economy does need a stimulus package.

I know of no economist that advocates doing nothing, although it would be a better alternative course of action then massive government spending  and massive increases in the money supply–an economic catastrophe in the making bythe Obama Administration and the Federal Reserve.

However, instead of the Federal Government deciding what to spend taxpayer money on,  here is one economic plan that will at least let the American people make the spending and saving decision:

American People’s Household Stimulus Package Check–Please Call Today–Ask: Where is My Household Check for $7,044.24! I want my money back!

 

A even better plan that will work  in terms of creating million of jobs and getting the US economy out of the recesssion and booming again quickly:

 

American People’s Plan = 6 Month Tax Holiday + FairTax = Real Hope + Real Change!–Millions To March On Washington D.C. Saturday, July 4, 2009! 

Tea Parties Take Off In Texas–Spreading Nationwide–Are You Going To Washington Fair? Millions Celebrate The Second American Revolution–Saturday, July 4, 2009

 

The FairTax: It’s Time

 

Lunch&Taxes HOWITWORKS

 

Lunch&Taxes HOWMUCH

 

Lunch&Taxes COLLECTED

 

Lunch&Taxes: LESS

 

Lunch&Taxes HER

 

FAIRTAX AD

 

“Harding’s funeral train moving east was the occassion of extraordinary demonstrations of public affection for the man who, unlike Taft and Wilson, ‘looked like a president.’ In Cheyenne immense crowds stood in a dust-storm, in Chicago they filled the freight-yards until the train could not move: Harding was the kind of president American people of all classes love–kind, genial, decent, ordinary, human, one of them.”

~Paul Johnson, A History of the American People, page 710

 

 

Why Nazism Was Socialism and Why Socialism Is Totalitarian 1

 

Why Nazism Was Socialism and Why Socialism Is Totalitarian 2

 

Why Nazism Was Socialism and Why Socialism Is Totalitarian 3

Why Nazism Was Socialism and Why Socialism Is Totalitarian 4

Background Articles and Videos

 

 

Glenn Beck, “Do nothing, Congress!”

 

 

Glenn Beck is on a red scare

Glenn Beck, Economic Apocalypse (Obama’s Stimulus Package!)

 

 

Why I fear the west’s luck has run out

By Luke Johnson

“…Plenty of observers, including me, have criticised the media for being too gloomy. I am now beginning to believe that they have not been gloomy enough, if they want to reflect the true consequences of our profligacy and past conceit.

After all, who wants to face up to the bleak reality that confronts us? The experts say we will not suffer a repeat of the 1930s slump. Indeed, we have to contend with fresh issues. Like the fact that there are 1.5bn recent additions to the capitalist workforce in China and India – hard-working, increasingly well-educated people, all keen to better themselves. Meanwhile, modern logistics and communications mean trade and production can take place almost anywhere if it makes economic sense.

So why should industrious Asians earn a tiny fraction of what citizens in the west earn? Especially when they have so much of the cash and productive resources, while we have deficits, high costs and poor demographics.

Prepare for a wrenching, unstoppable redistribution of wealth – and I am not talking about domestic taxes. For too long it has been more profitable in the west to finance consumption rather than production. That cannot continue. I am afraid that the west’s credibility – and luck – has run out.

This vast reordering of our economic system has only just begun. We shall have to cancel all the self-indulgence of endless welfare spending and cultivate rather more of a work ethic and a sense of self-sufficiency. Expectations must be modified and attitudes altered profoundly. Expect years of negligible growth, permanent high unemployment, declining property prices, higher taxes, crumbling currencies and falling living standards.

We shall look back on the last decade and think: we never realised what we had until it was gone.”

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/49ccaa62-ec8e-11dd-a534-0000779fd2ac.html

 

Savior holds first fear-mongering press conference

By Michelle Malkin  

 

“…The wealth-redistributor-in-chief, his High Holiness, is set to begin his first official prime-time press conference at 8pm Eastern.

Will he go all Howard Dean?

Will he get snippy?

Drinking game buzzwords: “Bipartisan,” “crisis,” “get the economy moving again,” “create jobs.”

Add your own.

Update 8:05pm Eastern. President Obama. “It is only government that can break the vicious cycle.”

Jobs, jobs, jobs. Investment, investment, investment.

Gag. President Obama claims to be acting on behalf of my children and grandchildren.

Stop, thief. …” 

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/09/savior-holds-first-fear-mongering-press-conference/

 

1921 Recession

“The 1921 recession was an extremely sharp deflationary recession following World War I. It lasted until 1923. The extent of the deflation was not only large, but large relative to the accompanying decline in real product.

The National Bureau of Economic Research dates the 1921 recession from a general business peak in January 1920 to a trough in July 1921. The recession in the United States was brief relative to the Great Depression later that decade, but it included a very sharp price deflation. The decline in the GNP price deflator from 1920 to 1921 is the largest one-year percentage decline in the series in the more than 120 years covered.

Various estimates show that one-year deflation figures were 18 percent, 13.0 percent, and 14.8 percent, respectively. The closest comparator is the 11.5 percent deflation recorded for 1931-32, the third year of the Great Depression. Wholesale prices declined by 36.8 percent for 1920-21, the largest one-year decline on record, going back at least to the American Revolutionary War period. The 1921 deflation contains another striking feature. Not only was it sharp, it was large relative to the accompanying decline in real product. The ratio of the percentage decline in the GNP deflator for 1920-21 to the percentage decline in real GNP is 2.6 using the Department of Commerce figures. By contrast, during 1929-30, the first year of the Great Depression, the GNP deflator declined by 2.7 percent and real GNP by 9.4 percent, for a ratio of 0.3. The ratios of the percentage decline in GNP prices to the percentage decline in real GNP for 1930-31, 1931-32, 1932-33, and 1937-38, the other Great Depression years in which real GNP declined, were 1.0, 0.9, 1.2, and 0.3, respectively, all well below the 1920-21 figures.

Deflation was so sharp, both in itself and in relation to the decline in real product, because the deflation was produced by a sharp decline in aggregate demand combined with an increase in aggregate supply, a supply increase in which deflationary expectations played a prominent role.

As usual, a buoyant expansion followed the severe contraction of 1920-1921. In the 22 months after the depression bottom, industrial production rose 63%, the money stock expanded by 14%, and wholesale prices rose by 9%. Net national product rose 23% in the corresponding two calendar years. …” 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1921_recession

Thomas Sowell – Obama’s Vision

 

Dennis Prager & Thomas Sowell – Part 3/3

 

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 1:

 

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 2:

 

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 3:

 

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 4:

 

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 5:

 

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 6:

 

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 7:

 

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 8:

 

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 9:

 

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 10:

 

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 11:
 

 

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 12:

 

Keynesian Economics

“In economics Keynesianism (pronounced /ˈkeɪnziən/, also Keynesian economics and Keynesian Theory), is based on the ideas of twentieth-century British economist John Maynard Keynes. According to Keynesian economics the state should stimulate economic growth and improve stability in the private sector — through, for example, adjusting interest rates and taxation and funding public projects.

The theories forming the basis of Keynesian economics were first presented in The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, published in 1936.

In Keynes’s theory, some micro-level actions of individuals and firms can lead to aggregate macroeconomic outcomes in which the economy operates below its potential output and growth. Many classical economists had believed in Say’s Law, that supply creates its own demand, so that a “general glut” would therefore be impossible. Keynes contended that aggregate demand for goods might be insufficient during economic downturns, leading to unnecessarily high unemployment and losses of potential output. Keynes argued that government policies could be used to increase aggregate demand, thus increasing economic activity and reducing high unemployment and deflation.

Keynes argued that the solution to depression was to stimulate the economy (“inducement to invest”) through some combination of two approaches :

  • a reduction in interest rates.
  • Government investment in infrastructure – the injection of income results in more spending in the general economy, which in turn stimulates more production and investment involving still more income and spending and so forth. The initial stimulation starts a cascade of events, whose total increase in economic activity is a multiple of the original investment.[1]

A central conclusion of Keynesian economics is that in some situations, no strong automatic mechanism moves output and employment towards full employment levels. This conclusion conflicts with economic approaches that assume a general tendency towards an equilibrium. In the ‘neoclassical synthesis’, which combines Keynesian macro concepts with a micro foundation, the conditions of General equilibrium allow for price adjustment to achieve this goal.

The New classical macroeconomics movement, which began in the late 1960s and early 1970s, criticized Keynesian theories, while New Keynesian economics have sought to base Keynes’s idea on more rigorous theoretical foundations. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keynesian_economics 

 

Obama Hid His Father’s Socialism From Readers

“…There’s a big mystery at the heart of Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father:  A Story of Race and Inheritance.  What was Barack Obama doing seeking out Marxist professors in college?  Why did Obama choose a Communist Party USA member as his socio- political counselor in high school?  Why was he spending his time studying neocolonialism and the writings of Frantz Fanon, the pro-violence author of “the Communist Manifesto of neocolonialsm”, in college?  Why did he take time out from his studies at Columbia to attend socialist conferences at Cooper Union?

And there is more mystery in the book.  Why does Obama consider working in a consulting house for international business like being “a spy behind enemy lines?”  Why does he repeatedly find it so hard to explain his political views to others?  Why was he driven to become a left-aligned political organizer?  It’s a question Obama again and again can’t seem to answer to the satisfaction of the interlocutors in his own memoir.

If there is a mystery at the heart of Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father, one thing is not left a mystery, the fact that Barack Obama organized his life on the ideals given to him by his Kenyan father.  Obama tells us, “All of my life, I carried a single image of my father, one that I .. tried to take as my own.” (p. 220)   And what was that image?  It was “the father of my dreams, the man in my mother’s stories, full of high-blown ideals ..” (p. 278)  What is more, Obama tells us that, “It was into my father’s image .. that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself.”  And also that, “I did feel that there was something to prove .. to my father” in his efforts at political organizing. (p. 230) …”

 

http://blog.mises.org/archives/008007.asp

Warren Beatty interview Bulworth with Jimmy Carter

 

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