Scott Horton Interviews Lew Rockwell

Scott Horton, July 11, 2011

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Lew Rockwell, founder and Chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, discusses the consistently excellent moral and political record of Ron Paul throughout the years; why a foreign policy “Golden Rule” works best; the wisdom of cutting war spending before domestic entitlements during an economic crisis; the essentially (soft) fascistic US economic system of today; and whether or not public office can be the mechanism to reign in government excesses (in case of a successful 2012 Ron Paul presidential run).

MP3 here. (20:11)

Lew Rockwell is the founder and Chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, Vice President of the Center for Libertarian Studies in Burlingame, California, and publisher of the political Web site LewRockwell.com. He is the author of The Left, The Right and The State and served as Ron Paul’s congressional chief of staff between 1978 and 1982. Check out his podcast show here.

36 Responses to “Lew Rockwell”

  1. "…Obama is just a front man for a vast Oligarchy…", "its the Oligarchy that we really need to focus on" says Lew Rockwell.

  2. I don't think you can use government to shrink it. He could easily be corrupted by the power as anyone else. This could end up being a huge mistake, in my opinion.

  3. Ron Paul is great and will do his best for America.If the president told the military they wrer no longer going to be killing and not need unless we are attacked at least not as you are at the moment.If thet thougfht they were going to lose some of the power they have I think some would refuse to litsten but the good ones that are loving people will be with the citizens and none will fight wars that are not nessasary.In the end the good will win.YOU CAN'T BE WRONG AND STRONG.A very true saying.

  4. After 3 decades in politics I have yet to see Dr. Paul succumb to power. If he hasn't by now is isn't going to.

  5. I am cynical of every single politician; even the best among them.

  6. I've heard Ron Paul is not seeking another Congressional term, is this true? If it's true I will support him again for this election, I was very disappointed when he dropped out after not winning the Republican nomination last time.

    How about a Paul/Nader ticket?

  7. thats true benjamin, its all or nothing this time

  8. Oh really. As I typed many times, big bureaucracies are equally good or bad: USG or big PHRma or big oil or whatever., The libertarian movement is stupidly narrow.

  9. What a load of crap. Big pharma or Big oil can't make me buy their products; the USG can. Is this concept too difficult for you to grasp?

    The libertarian movement, however ineffective it might be, is for individual liberty. I'll take that over the criminal syndicate known as the US government. But you keep thinking that goodness and light are right around the corner. I'm sure Obama will usher us in to a new era of harmony and justice any day now. Just be patient!

    Get a grip.

  10. Tell me about it. But Ron Paul has PROVEN his honesty for over three decades. No one else comes anywhere close.

  11. Steve, that guy is an economic ignoramus. He's so thick he cannot tell the difference between corporatism (fascism) and a free market. I think it's willing ignorance since no one is that stupid. I see many of these government-worshiping automatons making such idiotic things.

    Free market means no subsidies (i.e., corporate welfare) for big business. Corporatism (i.e., fascism) means plenty of subsidies and less competition. Well, guess how they do it. Regulations and taxes. Surprise!

    Like Steve said, what is so hard to grasp about this? THINK please.

  12. RON PAUL IS A RACIST

  13. You are a yellow and pink dotted Elephant wearing lime green panties. Now that we have both made statements that make no sense at all, would you like to explain your Baseless accusation. My guess is your have nothing. But by all means prove me wrong

  14. Yes. Aren't we all?

    Probably the most hilarious charge of racism against Dr. Paul is the anti-semitic accusation. This is so hilarious since his two biggest intellectual influences are Ludwig von Mises and Murray N. Rothbard, both Jews. LOL! He even has their pictures prominently displayed in his congressional office.

    Hello idiots?!

  15. http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rl

    RON PAUL IS A RACIST

    THE RON PAUL REVOLUTION IS A CULT

  16. RON PAUL IS LOW CLASS TRASH

    http://www.realchange.org/ronpaul.htm

  17. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de_CSuJCsfY

  18. RON PAUL RACIST NEWS LETTER

  19. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de_CSuJCsfY

    RON PAUL RACIST

    SEE VIDEO

  20. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKBlk1Vpeuw&NR

  21. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAm2bDfnHaY&fe

    RON PAUL' S RACIST COLORS

  22. i think ron paul is black….just a hunch

  23. Hi Scott,
    I was upset by the pejorative comments made by Lew Rockwell against Michael Moore. Please just go tho this web-site; listen to the video, and please know that Michael is one of us – not one of 'them".
    http://www.michaelmoore.com/

    john

  24. Bill Maher interviewed Ron Paul in November 2008. Ron Paul said that "too much regulation on banks" was the problem. You won't find that clip on YouTube because it keeps getting taken down. Too embarassing? Now watch the Cult Of Personality worshippers flock to defend his statement.

    Ron Paul wants to eliminate the FDA & EPA.. Fair enough. "Let the market decide" — I hope that the market decides that Chinese melamine in his grandson's Lucky Charms was not good for the market … of course, too bad if his grandson's already dead. I hope that the market decides that Dow Chemical was in error when they dumped toulene upriver from where Ron Paul's horses were eating clover on the riverbanks of Ron Paul's ranch … of course, too bad if his horses are already dead.

    I'm sure the market will decide that FOX News owning a monopoly on all news media, newspapers, radio & TV and getting payments from Dow Chemical to keep that poisoned river bullshit nice & quiet is exactly what the market is best at.

    Ron Paul doesn't believe that banks can ever be "too big to fail" because the market will decide. Of course, too bad if the banks are so big that the entire economic system gets fucked and liquidity is frozen and monthly rollover is impossible and the chain reaction fucks even the market itself. Wait, what? The market isn't Jesus? It won't resurrect itself?

    Good job, Scott / Philip / whatever he's calling himself this week.

  25. RON pPAUL IS NOT A RACIST YOU NUST HAVE TAKEN THINGS HES SAID OUT OF CONTEXT.HE SPOKE OF 65 PERSENT OF THE AMERICAN PRISON POPULATION IS aFERICAN aMERICAN SHOWING MAKING A POINT IT BECUSE OF RACE CPROFILING.pEOPLE NEED TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE THINGS PEOPLE SAY EXPESIALY A PERSON HOW IS RUNNING FOR THE LAND HIGHEST OFFICE.GET A GRIP HE NOWS THAT WOULD RUIN HIS CHANCE OF EVER BECOMING PRESIDENT.RON PAUL IS NOT RACIST PERIODE.

  26. Yes, another moron who cannot think has spoken. Please get an education.

  27. SO substantive. Thanks for the erudite rebuttal.

  28. Deposits are guaranteed by the Federal Insurance Deposit Corporation for believe its still $100,00 each account. and a person can have more accounts than they have money to divide by 100k.
    I believe Michael Moore has shown lots of hi jinks and down right fraud by the mega banks and the Goldman Sachs that are in the revolving door of government. Obama appointed them, just like Bush did.
    The system isn't fixed since the big bailouts. Like Moore says our best and brightest become money manipulators with the sham derivatives. Other countries become DOCTORS, people who actually help humanity.
    The Federal Reserve Bank is so secret , its a blessing that light is being shown on it.
    Friend, Lew Rockwell was the one that alerted me to the Fact that the US government
    is now the number one holder of debt, the Chinese are slowly getting out. There are mega articles online about it. Government is now holding its own debt. What happens when Petro producters stop using the dollar for other currencies, just wait and see. When Social Security tanks, and ever federal government pensions are now at risk.

    FDA and EPA abolition, you state: 1)Even elected president, do you think they are going to disappear? Not hardly. Mr Obama made deals with British Petroleum with the Gulf spill.
    Markets do correct themselves. Even when Argentina economy went down the toilet, people made markets where they exchanged goods and services using barter vouchers where they avoided the Argentine currency.. When governments fail, the real market still adapts.
    All these unfunded wars and debts are killing the value of the dollar. The US can't have any saving rates in Banks, if you put it in the bank inflation eats it up. Lew Rockwell has fought Keynesian economics supporters on this
    Fox News, For Faux news is a joke for the most part. But they are they only ones allowing antiwar Justin Raimondo on in the United States

  29. Watched it all, and 15 or so more videos related to it. Its basically 2008-3/1/2 years old.
    Its been answered then, if your not satisfied with the answers? What can I say. If you are African American that holds more weight. The article came originally from the New Republic, then its rehashed by the host of the TV 'The Young Turks, TYT" (CNN interviewed Ron Paul himself and let him respond. All those are on youtube itself with a couple of African Americans responders/posters defending Ron Paul on their own volition. The magazine article in the New Republic says "it is difficult to know whether any particular article was written by Paul himself."
    Anything more I should see? I will keep looking at them.

  30. No , in this readers OPINION-Scientology is a cult -> Paul is a candidate. All candidates have their true believers. Mr Obama is not doing very well with the middle east right now http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jul/13/o

  31. see above reply.
    and if you got time watch D L Hughley 3-7-09 interviewing Paul.

  32. on the "Bill Maher interviewed Ron Paul in November 2008"/banking regulation stuff, I couldn't find it. Campaigns are so dirty and so much money in them if Paul threatens anyone, it will pop up if its there. But I gave up looking for the moment

  33. Found this to answer , Lew Rockwell's question since he wasn't up on Michael Moore. Here, Moore is consistant and against Libya: http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/

  34. Thank you, this was really useful. I do assume I’m just ultimately obtaining our go about all of it!

  35. Cheers so a lot permanently report, I’m excited understand a lot more of the stuff.

  36. See several things i might come up with!…Great! Appreciate posting this!

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