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Let's Give the Fed Some Competition

purple_persuader Wrote: Apr 04, 2012 2:11 PM
Jack you nothing of history, the transcontinental railroad was intentionally prolonged in it's construction, and intentionally built to go a longer way because the railroaders were being paid by the mile. This is just the plain historical truth, to say otherwise is to lie, it is also to ignore a private railroad built by James hill that cost less per mile and lasted longer due to better construction. Yes, oh ignorant one, the vast majority of transportation prior to the WBTS was private..again just plain historical fact. Add the fact that the government took over road building, just means that ability was taken away from private enterprise and done wastefully.

Pssst. Want to buy some Stossels? They’re my own currency with my face on them.

Why should you trust them?

Because I promise to redeem them for gold. And I’m reliable. I have money in the bank and a job that brings in more than I spend.

By contrast, the politicians who back American currency run an unsustainable deficit.

The Federal Reserve prints so much money that since it opened its doors in 1914, the dollar has lost more than 90 percent of its value.

OK, I won’t really sell Stossels. Americans get jailed for offering alternative currencies. The government insists...