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Inside German Politics

Paulus Textor Wrote: Apr 21, 2013 10:25 PM
David4 cites a noble and insightful source: the great Murray Rothbard. In an HONEST monetary system, investment comes from savings; that is, from the voluntary forgoing of consumption today, in exchange for more money tomorrow. People who voluntarily give up consumption have a powerful interest in seeing that their savings are invested wisely. Thus, in a sane, sound money system, people make darned sure their money goes to projects likely to produce a good return.

Inquiring minds in the US note the upcoming German election and may be wondering about the platforms of the major political parties. Reader Bernd from Germany explains.

Die Linke (The Left): Die Linke is made up of the former SED/PDS (The East German Communist Ruling Party), some former West German Communist and Socialist Parties and a “rebel group” of the SPD. They all have merged and are now called "Die Linke". By and large they have a communist/socialist platform, albeit not Stalinist. Their main requests are: dissolve NATO and replace it with a new organization to include...

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