Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Inflation and War Finance

I hope everyone will take a minute to read Ron Paul's latest article, "Inflation and War Finance", which is posted up at Safehaven.

Here's an excerpt:

Congress and the Federal Reserve Bank have a cozy, unspoken arrangement that makes war easier to finance. Congress has an insatiable appetite for new spending, but raising taxes is politically unpopular.

The Federal Reserve, however, is happy to accommodate deficit spending by creating new money through the Treasury Department. In exchange, Congress leaves the Fed alone to operate free of pesky oversight and free of political scrutiny. Monetary policy is utterly ignored in Washington, even though the Federal Reserve system is a creation of Congress.

The result of this arrangement is inflation. And inflation finances war.

Give the full article a read (it is brief), and pass it on to a few friends and associates.