From the Publisher
Congressman Ron Paul has served as a strong advocate for a free market economy throughout thirty years of service in public office. This book, a collection of three decades’ worth of his greatest speeches and debates, provides a comprehensive account of his economic philosophy.
Within these pages, Congressman Paul argues for commodity-backed currency, stronger private property protections, free trade, and a reduced role for government in guiding the economy. His most prominent debates with Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan are documented here in detail, as well as his impassioned stand against sanctions as a way to punish foreign countries.
This collection provides a comprehensive account of Congressman Paul’s philosophy on free trade, welfare programs, the effect of war on the economy, and foreign policy—demonstrating his vast economic expertise and historical perspective, and providing a compelling read for students of history, economics, and politics.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
An eleven-term congressman from the State of Texas, Ron Paul also attended Gettysburg University and Duke University School of Medicine. After graduating, he served as a flight surgeon in the US Air Force before moving to Texas—where he opened a private medical practice.
Dr. Paul first served in Congress from 1976 to 1984, returning in 1997 to lead the charge in Washington for limited constitutional government, economic freedom, lower taxes, and a return to commodity-backed currency. He currently serves on the House Financial Services Committee, the International Relations Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.
As an accomplished scholar, author, and counselor to the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Dr. Paul is frequently quoted regarding banking, monetary and fiscal policy, and political economy. During his career in Congress, he has received many awards and honors for exemplary service and leadership.