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To: 1rudeboy

I said that Keynesians adore the monetarists, not that all monetarists are Keynesians. However, the monetarists do believe in having a central agency decide the quantity and value of money. It is suspicious why they never wondered or cared (as far as I’ve read) what a government would do with the ability to create as much money as they want, so I suspect they may have Keynesian inclinations.

Keynesians adore the monetarists because monetarism is essentially money creation at the state level by the government through the proxy of the central bank. Monetarism provides the big-government spenders with an endless supply of cash to buy votes with. It is those who are Keynesians at heart (regardless of their stated support for Capitalism and free-markets and sound budgetary principles) that are addicted to this ‘free money’ belief of monetarism.

To be honest, I think you may need a bit more background before you understand what I’m saying and why. The following books are good reads and provide a good basic knowledge of economics:

“The Creature from Jekyll Island,” by G. Edward Griffin
“Meltdown,” by Thomas Woods
“Economics in One Lesson,” by Henry Hazlitt
“The Road to Serfdom,” by Friedrich von Hayek
“The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism,” by von Hayek
“The Breakdown of Money,” by Christopher Hollis
“The Case Against the Fed,” by Murray Rothbard
“How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes,” by Peter Schiff


67 posted on 05/10/2013 4:35:30 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
I am familiar with those authors. (Well, except for Schiff, who is a hack). So, instead of telling me I need background, just proceed with your argument. If you can.

Citations a plus, professor.

68 posted on 05/10/2013 5:04:37 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
“The Creature from Jekyll Island,” by G. Edward Griffin

What a silly, error filled book.

69 posted on 05/10/2013 5:48:16 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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