Llew Rockwell: War and Central Banking are linked

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The problem is that government finances war by borrowing and printing money, rather than presenting a bill directly in the form of higher taxes. – Ron Paul

“Central banks, established by the world’s governments, allow those governments to spend more than they receive in taxes.”

“They allow governments, via inflation, to finance their operations far more cheaply and surreptitiously than they otherwise could. As an enabler of inflation, the Fed is ipso facto an enabler of war.

Creating money out of thin air is preferable for governments, since the process by which the political class siphons resources from society via inflation is far less direct and obvious than in the cases of taxation and borrowing.”

“What we need today is the separation of money and state.” Llew Rockwell (emphasis added)

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Jarawa tribe: The state is at its most arrogant when it tries to protect us from ourselves

Andamanese couple by Edward Horace Man (1876) / Wikimedia

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“(…) there is perhaps no group of people subjected to a more absurd policy of state “protection” than the Jarawa tribe of India. They are confined to a reserve and forbidden to interact with outsiders, ostensibly for their own good.”

“The only guaranteed way to preserve someone else’s lifestyle is to take away his ability to choose.”

“Enjoying a material contentment and a living standard undreamt of by even the wealthiest men of the past, it is easy for upper-class liberals to sneer at “materialism,” and to call for a freeze on all further economic advance. For the mass of the world’s population still living in squalor such a cry for the cessation of growth is truly obscene.” Murray N. Rothbard

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