Author: Peter Huber
Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists; A Conservative Manifesto
Al Gore wrote a book called "Earth in the Balance", where he talked about so many environmental issues. In Hard Green you'll find that what Al Gore left out of his book is what you need to know. Taking on the Environmentalists hard hitting arguments Huber dispels many of the commonly held "truths" and shows you that what you have heard and read isn't exactly the way it works.
Huber is a very articulate and highly educated man with ideas that will take you into the 21st environmental millennium. Huber empowers the people with ideas that make common sense a reality and take all the mumble jumbo out of the liberal left and the power brokers in the environmental movement.
Huber is convincing with his ideas about how our resources such as fuel, food, minerals and water are not running out but how they will last for a very long time. Huber presents a detailed look at how people are resourceful in finding alternatives for replacement of what they need.
One of the most misunderstood ideas that the liberals' are constantly using is that the world is running out of natural resources, Huber on the other hand delves deep into this issue and shows that earth, like man, evolves and replenishes what it needs to sustain life and growth.
Tackling other issues like global warming, pollution, saving national forests Huber completely blows holes in the liberal arguments. Also Huber tackles the issue of recycling and conserving and again makes the convincing argument, that what the left tells you isn't the complete story. Huber's book is the definitive conservative answer and for those truly concerned about the environment, this is the one book you really need to read.
LAW AND DISORDER IN CYBERSPACE: ABOLISH THE FCC AND LET COMMON LAW RULE THE TELECOSM
Author: Peter Huber
A dozen years after its publication, Peter Huber's "Law and Disorder in Cyberspace" remains relevant and as insightful as when it was first released.
The book takes the reader on a quick trip through federal regulation of telephone, broadcast, and cable. It's no warm, fuzzy tale. Huber's retelling of how regulations stifled investment, chilled innovation, and delayed deployment in new media and communications technologies is positively cringe-inducing. The saga runs from the federal government's first forays in broadcast licensing on down to the demise of the "fairness doctrine" in broadcast regulation. There is a run-down of the federal monopoly regulatory regime for telephone service, from Carterfone and Hush-a-Phone, to the Computer Inquiry rules, on to the consent decree in Judge Harold Greene's Court. This book takes into account the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that brought an end to the decree. A tour of cable regulation shows how that disruptive technology disrupted pre-existing regulatory models--though that didn't stop regulators from asserting jurisdiction over it in order to protect broadcasting.
A larger take on regulation also comes into view in this book. One theme to emerge is the unfortunate imposition of pre-existing regulatory categories (designed for older technologies) on newer technologies. Another is the extent to which public officials went out of their way to protect "free" ad-supported broadcasting or local broadcasting from competing technologies and offerings.
What still stands out most in "Law and Disorder in Cyberspace" is the book's provocative thesis: the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should be abolished and "telecosm" regulation should be replaced by common law. Huber looks to the bottom-up method of incremental, distributed, ex post decision-making that characterizes the common law as a superior way to unleash the forces of competition and innovation. After Huber's grim history of telecommunications regulation, the contrasting top-down, centralized, ex ante approach of a federal regulatory commission certainly looks less attractive. As a practical, political matter, abolition of the FCC seems unrealistic, perhaps far-fetched. Regardless, Huber's underlying insights are still worth pondering.
Since the main text of the book concludes at page 206, this isn't a long treatise meant to explain every detail. For instance, Huber mentions in passing that the "essential facilities" doctrine has served fairly well. Even one sympathetic to Huber's arguments and to a consumer welfare-driven antitrust outlook may be left wondering what that means. (The U.S. Supreme Court has since cast serious doubt on the "essential facilities" doctrine.)
Along the way, Huber professes his concerns about the Telecom Act of '96's unbundling mandates in wire line--and was ultimately proven right. He takes wireless a lot more seriously than public officials who put together the Telecom Act of '96. It's now a dynamic, competitive industry that has prompted many customers to cut the chord. Huber also explores the many future implications and breakthroughs coming from broadband. And he takes plenty of jabs at federal regulators--especially the FCC. All in all, the book is thought-provoking take on regulation and the telecosm.
THE REALLY INCONVENIENT TRUTHS
Author: Iain Murray
Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don't Want You to Know About Because They Help Cause Them
As anyone who pays any attention to current events knows, energy and food prices are spiraling upward. Many do not know the reasons for that.
In this scholarly review of the subject, Iain Murray explores those issues and several others. He not only provides the reasons for many of our current predicaments, he also supplies solutions.
As the subtitle states, this book deals with seven environmental catastrophes that liberals don't want you to know about - because they helped cause them. Although many environmentalists likely have good motives, the unintended consequences of the policies that they push have been and continue to be disastrous for our planet and the human race.
One example is the ban on the 'dreaded DDT'. Mr. Murray does a great job of showing how that ban has resulted in the deaths of a countless number of children in Africa due to malaria.
Another is ethanol. Murray makes the case that the ethanol mandates enacted by the U.S. Congress have led to much higher food prices and shortages. Additionally, it is ineffective in battling the 'problem'. Ethanol may produce 1/3 less greenhouse gas than gasoline, but it uses more gasoline to produce it than it replaces.
The Yellowstone Fire of 1988 is another great environmental tragedy brought about by the policies of so-called environmentalists. The war against logging and the anti controlled burn crusades created a powder keg. The fuel buildup was so huge that a massive fire was inevitable.
In the case of The Endangered Species Act, Mr. Murray shows how it has created disincentives to protect some of the species it claims to champion while at the same time wreaking havoc on our economy.
There are several other disasters that leftist environmentalist policies have caused. As Murray says, 'Liberal environmentalism, with its focus on box-checking rules, preference for word over substance, and its obsession with punishment of the guilty, has on too many occasions failed to prevent environmental damage, and in the meantime has harmed the economy and the humans whose well-being the economy represents.'
This is an important and timely book. From skyrocketing energy prices to high priced food and shortages of the same, the policies of the radical environmentalist movement are greatly damaging the world food supply, economy, and the environment. This book should be read by all voters and policymakers.
NEW DEAL OR RAW DEAL
Author: Burton Folsom Jr.
Introduction By: Stephen Moore
How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America
A sharply critical new look at Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency reveals government policies that hindered economic recovery from the Great Depression -- and are still hurting America today.
In this shocking and groundbreaking new book, economic historian Burton W. Folsom exposes the idyllic legend of Franklin D. Roosevelt as a myth of epic proportions. With questionable moral character and a vendetta against the business elite, Roosevelt created New Deal programs marked by inconsistent planning, wasteful spending, and opportunity for political gain -- ultimately elevating public opinion of his administration but falling flat in achieving the economic revitalization that America so desperately needed from the Great Depression. Folsom takes a critical, revisionist look at Roosevelt's presidency, his economic policies, and his personal life.
Elected in 1932 on a buoyant tide of promises to balance the increasingly uncontrollable national budget and reduce the catastrophic unemployment rate, the charismatic thirty-second president not only neglected to pursue those goals, he made dramatic changes to federal programming that directly contradicted his campaign promises. Price fixing, court packing, regressive taxes, and patronism were all hidden inside the alphabet soup of his popular New Deal, putting a financial strain on the already suffering lower classes and discouraging the upper classes from taking business risks that potentially could have jostled national cash flow from dormancy. Many government programs that are widely used today have their seeds in the New Deal. Farm subsidies, minimum wage, and welfare, among others, all stifle economic growth -- encouraging decreased productivity and exacerbating unemployment.
Roosevelt's imperious approach to the presidency changed American politics forever, and as he manipulated public opinion, American citizens became unwitting accomplices to the stilted economic growth of the 1930s. More than sixty years after FDR died in office, we still struggle with the damaging repercussions of his legacy.
THE CASE AGAINST THE FED
Author: Murray N. Rothbard
This book, written by Murray Rothbard, an economist and historian of fairly well known repute, is a scathing attack on not only the Federal Reserve, but the interests that created this institution. Rothbard is an adept writer, as he takes a concept that can be fairly daunting and makes it accessible to those readers without an economics background. I considered trying to earn a degree in Economics, but abandoned it when I found out that most of it is tied to higher mathematics. I'm more interested in the conceptual side. Rothbard cuts out math and focuses on the real meat of the issue, the concepts that govern money supply and inflation.
The book starts by discussing the biggest problem with the Federal Reserve System, which is fractional reserve banking. Rothbard explains how this system is only functioning because people believe that it works. If there was a run on banks tomorrow, the entire financial system would collapse, because there isn't enough "real" money in reserve to cover all of the bank notes in circulation. Rothbard believes that it is the Fed that causes inflation, and that the Fed is the sole source of inflation in society. It can be a confusing issue to explain, but Rothbard makes it easy.
The rest of the book is a detailed history of the creation of the central banking system. This part can be confusing due to the numerous names that Rothbard flies through as he traces the events leading up to the creation of the Fed at Jekyll Island in 1911. Several interesting points are made during this history. Rothbard says that the Progressive movement in American history was essentially engineered by the money interests to help destroy competition. The little guy couldn't afford to put up with all the regulatory laws passed by the government. This opened the way for the giants, such as Morgan and Rockefeller to monopolize industry. Another point that Rothbard makes is that the history of the United States from after the Civil War to World War Two has essentially been controlled by two financial camps, Morgan and Rockefeller. In this way, he supports views held by many that the big money trust controls the country and owns all of the politicians, an issue that is very much in vogue today, and can be seen in the minor success of Ralph Nader's run for the White House. The book winds up by saying that the only way to restore sanity is to go back to the gold standard, where all money is backed up by an equivalent amount of either gold or silver.
I'd recommend this book to anyone with an interest in finance and economics. This book is good for anyone who just wants to understand what fractional reserve banking is and how it works. Rothbard died in 1995, but he has left a good account of himself behind for all to enjoy.
THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND
Author: G. Edward Griffin
A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
This book is the history of the founding of the Federal Reserve. This is absolutely the best book available to gain knowledge and understanding of the history of how the government handles/controls money and commercial banks and investment banks. Thomas Jefferson warned about the banks taking over, and fought the investment banks with all of his strength back in the 1700's! Some things, like GREED, never change.
It was the banks that conspired to write the first legislation creating the Federal Reserve (1913)--- the American people and Congress were told it "would protect the people" ---- when in reality the con game was on such a high level (only Satan could have written more deceptive legislation), it actually turned out to enhance the investment bank's income! The outcome was that the banks privately own the Federal Reserve, meet in secret, set monetary policy, cause booms and busts, loan money to our enemies; basically do everything they can to make as much money as they can.
The Federal Reserve has been loaning money to nearly every country in the world through the help of the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank, which is the arm of the IMF to actually disburse the money to other countries. They don't even expect the loans to be paid back; the banks renegotiate and extend the loans, thereby making even more money; and if the banks get overextended---who guarantees their loans? THAT'S RIGHT! THE U.S. GOVERNMENT (read taxpayer here)!! Watch Greece: Greece is going bankrupt due to all the loans Goldman Sachs gave them back in 2003. Goldman knew Greece would go bankrupt---that's the beauty of the plan. NEXT MOVE: Watch for the E.U. to ask the U.S. for "financial" help to bail Greece out. After that, Spain is next....then financial collapse!!
The book explains how over the years the plan is for the international banking cartel, the Fabian socialists and the multi-national businesses to gradually take over ownership of every country in the world working through the United Nations. After they control the distribution of food, guns, and the military (through the U.N.), the end for all liberty loving people will soon follow. The New World Order (one world government), and one world currency is also mentioned. The big banks are gobbling up the smaller banks so they will have more control over your checking account, your money and your life.
After the bible, this is the best book I have ever read!!! This book should be REQUIRED READING for every high school and college student in America.
Author: William A. Fleckenstein with Frederick Sheehan
Regardless of what you think of Greenspan before you read this book, you'll no doubt feel differently toward him when you put it down. The book is well documented. In fact, it uses Greenspan's own words to prove his failures and lies.
For example, "Moreover, attractive interest rates have bolstered the sales of existing homes and the extraction of capital gains in home equity that those sales engender. Low rates have also encouraged households to take on larger mortgages when refinancing their homes. Drawing on home equity in this manner is a significant source of funding for consumption and modernization."
The above words were spoken by Greenspan himself. How clearer could he be in saying he was the cause of the housing bubble?
But there's more. The man who set the nation's interest rates told congress that homeowners were too timid in taking out fixed rate mortgages. They should take out adjustable rate mortgages, he opined. Mortgage companies and banks should use creative financing, he offered. This from the man who would set the interest rates and break the backs of millions of homeowners!
In addition, the Greenspan years, his policies and missteps, caused the dollar to lose value. Long the reserve currency of the world, it's now worth less than most all major currencies and may not be the reserve currency much longer.
He damaged the country and all of us. Greenspan may go down in history as the person who did more harm to this country than any president or business person or criminal who ever lived.
The author does a great job in writing and documenting everything he says about Greenspan. Fact is, he lets Greenspan use his own words to show what a total failure he was and how he created the current ugly economic situation.
DECEPTION AND ABUSE AT THE FED
Author: Robert D. Auerbach
Henry B. Gonzalez Battles Alan Greenspan’s Bank
This book tells the truth about what goes on at the Federal Reserve. This book was quoted by Rep. Ron Paul in questions to Ben Bernanke, in which Mr. Bernanke's answer back was I don't know what you’re talking about Representative. If Ben Bernanke read the book he would learn the devious and absolutely illegal moves the Federal Reserve makes. This book is a must read for any American.
THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE: AMERICA UNDER THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
Author: Andre Michael Eggelletion
What the average person does not know about the directors of our monetary policy, the Federal Reserve, is the fact that there is absolutely nothing "Federal" about the Federal Reserve System, and neither does it have any "Reserves." In his astonishing new book, "Thieves in the Temple: America under the Federal Reserve System," Andre Eggelletion reveals facts about how the American economy operates that every American deserves to know. He establishes a historical perspective, by discussing the definitions and functions of money, and how the idea of a central banking system evolved through American history.
Author: David Redick
Let Private Mints Issue Gold Money, End Legal Tender Laws and the Fed, Adopt Dave’s Private Gold Standard
Written and Posted by Robert Wenzel, Publisher, Economic Policy Journal
March 6, 2011
Rocket Scientist Recommends Gold
While it is exciting to see the upheaval in MENA (Middle East and North Africa), and the overthrow of dictators in the region, true freedom and prosperity is unlikely to come to the region until many in the general population understand the importance of property rights, the rule of law and free markets.
It's the same in the United States, while there is uneasiness in the air about big government, and a call for less government by many, few of these calls for less government indicate a deep understanding of what less government means. This lack of understanding exists at the very core level in the shape of a failure to understand the necessity for money that cannot be manipulated by government.
Congressman Ron Paul has been at the forefront in explaining why gold makes for an ideal currency, but the understanding of the importance of gold must go beyond those that have read Ron Paul's books. There needs to be many books written about gold and more general discussion of the topic. That's why I am pleased that David Redick sent me a copy of his new book, Monetary Revolution-USA.
Redick started out his career as an aerospace engineer working on rocket engines and satellites, before entering the business world. His book, though simple to follow, contains the logical presentation you would expect from someone trained as an aerospace engineer.
Redick's case for private mints that issue gold and his call to end the Fed and legal tender laws is as sound as it gets. The book also contains important historical information. Redick explains how President Woodrow Wilson was tricked by the evil Bernard Baruch into signing the Federal Reserve Act. Redick also points out that the English Parliament passed the 'Currency Act of 1764', which caused a depression in the colonies and was one of the reasons for the American Revolution.
Redick also makes the important point, that you rarely see discussed, that because the dollar is also the global reserve currency, it allows the U.S. to import so much and to off-shore so many jobs than otherwise would be the case, as other countries hold onto dollars, thus protecting the value of the dollar. Redick all makes clear that this free ride for American consumers and American businesses is slowly coming to an end.
Redick's book closes with a six-step plan to return to gold as money, as part of his plan, he calls for the abolishment of Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae, Sallie Mae, the FHA, the Pension Guaranty Board, the FDIC, all TARP-like projects, the Export-Import Bank, etc. etc.
He calls for the U.S. to terminate membership in the IMF (and get our gold back!), the World Bank, the BIS, the G-20, the G-8, and the United Nations.
I couldn't agree more.
This is as solid of a book as you are going to find on gold as money, and the dangerous domestic and international organizations that exist to prop up the dollar and the paper economy created by use of the dollar.
For anyone looking to understand why we need to return to a "private gold standard", this book provides the answer. For those who have already read Ron Paul's books on the topic, Monetary Revolution-USA is great supplemental reading. The two authors think alike on the topic but bring their own unique voices to the subject.
This book deserves to be read far and wide. It is an important tool in the revolution for sound money.
THIS BLOODLESS LIBERTY
Author: David M. Zuniga – Founder & CEO AmericaAgain!
Congress’ 10 Lies that are destroying America – And how We the People can Reclaim our Currency, Liberty, and Way of Life
Government is totally out of control... Is there hope for America's future? Darkness falls over America. As ancient Rome, our Republic rots from within. Government corruption leads to citizen despair. It's our right, even our citizen duty to enforce the Constitution - but how? Secession, demonstrations, and nullification are proven failures. At this point, voting is futile, also; the few Tea Party statesman have no chance against the corrupt supermajority in Congress and the unelected horde of D.C. bureaucrats.
What can we do? This Bloodless Liberty presents an eye-opening glimpse at America's predator and parasite class including careers you never imagined are feeding the corruption. Debunking 10 lies that government uses to transform its sovereigns into serfs, AmericaAgain! Founder David Zuniga shows how you can leave politics and join history's first neural network for self-government. We have lawful power to enforce our Constitution, if we will only have the wisdom to do so.
The Internet offers liberty today as the printing press did 575 years ago. The Tea Party movement has caused millions to see that both political parties are corrupt, but the Tea Party movement is today's Paul Revere, whereas AmericaAgain! Is Madison on a motorcycle.
Find out how We The People can use tactical force-massing and social networking to stop today's syndicate of politicians, financiers, bureaucrats, military-corporate moguls, and the massive parasite sector -- and keep control as the apex sovereigns over government, right from home, for the rest of American history.
Indeed there is hope. If we exercise courage and repentance, our best days may be ahead. If we fear God and not man, we can be AmericaAgain! TeethForTheTeaParty.com
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