Thomas E. Woods and Charles Goyette


Thomas E. Woods and Charles Goyette, authors of Meltdown and The Dollar Meltdown (respectively), discuss Washington Post writer David Broder’s assertion that a war with Iran would save Obama’s legacy and the economy, why it’s still important to fight against the myth that WWII caused the end of the Great Depression, how surging commodity prices and a falling dollar signal serious consumer price inflation by next year, the post-9/11 economic sugar high engineered by Alan “Maestro” Greenspan’s interest rate cuts, the insignificant spending cuts in the GOP’s “Pledge to America” and why Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign will be a barn-burner.

MP3 here. (40:27)

Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is the New York Times bestselling author of Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse. A senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Woods holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and his master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Charles Goyette was a longtime award winning morning drive-time radio host from Phoenix, AZ. He is a libertarian commentator, who is noted for his outspoken anti-war views, his opposition to the war in Iraq, and his economic commentary. He is the author of the book The Dollar Meltdown: Surviving the Impending Currency Crisis with Gold, Oil, and Other Unconventional Investments.

7 thoughts on “Thomas E. Woods and Charles Goyette”

  1. Scott, I'm afraid the dynamic of the next Paul campaign run is going to be a lot different next time and I don't like what I see coming. True, he's going to be hitting the ground running with a well-established message this time around to go along with few million supporters that will do just about anything to see him elected.

    His message in 2007 was a lone beacon in the dark. It was so easy to see the contrast between the liberty he advocated and the statist ideals of everybody else. But like the teaparty, the next time around the message will be co-opted by the establishment Republicans. His responses during the presidential debates were 180 degrees from everyone else.

    Do you really think the script will be the same the next time around? Instead of the Guiliani and McCains of the world, he'll be up against Demint, Palin, Bachmann, Romney (with new tailored msg), etc….They're all going to be spouting about tea party this, and liberty that. We both know they don't mean what they say, but the unfortunate affect will be that Paul's msg. will be lost in the shuffle…..

  2. ………(continued from 1st post)……Optimistically, I look forward to the campaign. I think Dr. Paul learned a lot about the last campaign. I'm pretty sure he isn't going to use the same campaign staff as last time, he'll be more on the offensive. It will be his/our last shot, so he isn't going to hold anything back.

    He's doing the right thing for now, congratulating the tea party folks and playing nice. But he knows what they really are….I hope he takes a bold step and denounces the Tea Party for what it is, he needs to distance himself from their corrupted rhetoric. I think that will be the only way for him to separate himself from the rest of the 'liberty loving' pack.

  3. perhaps the booty that came with winning the war was what made the economy improve for us.
    or was it the peace dividend?
    or the oil revenues that would pay for reconstruction…

  4. Making war in order to improve our economy is no better than my going out to a dark street corner and putting a gun into somebody's back and taking their wallet. Sure it may have improved my economy but … isn't that a crime ? Isn't that immoral ? Doesn't that eventually bring chaos and destruction into my environment ? Never mind the economic gibberish, which is important too I suppose, but is secondary.

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