Classic Videos: Ron Paul During the Last Election

By: John Rubino | Mon, Mar 8, 2010
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The best way to understand how far the U.S. has drifted from its original design is to listen to Ron Paul. He sounds like Thomas Jefferson would if he were around, which makes him a flake and a radical to most of today's Republicans and Democrats. But he strikes a chord with a surprisingly wide range of good people, from techies who want to be left alone, to college kids who don't want to support their selfish boomer parents for the next thirty years, to soldiers appalled by what they're being asked to do.

"Classical liberal" concepts like individual freedom, limited government and non-interventionism aren't a factor in today's politics because they conflict with the goals of both the left and right. But post-crash they'll be in the mix. In the meantime, we've got Ron Paul to keep the pot boiling. Here's an interview with PBS's Judy Woodruff in 2007.




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John Rubino

John Rubino

John Rubino edits and has authored or co-authored five books, including The Money Bubble: What To Do Before It Pops, Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green Tech Boom, The Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit From It, and How to Profit from the Coming Real Estate Bust. After earning a Finance MBA from New York University, he spent the 1980s on Wall Street, as a currency trader, equity analyst and junk bond analyst. During the 1990s he was a featured columnist with and a frequent contributor to Individual Investor, Online Investor, and Consumers Digest, among many other publications. He now writes for CFA Magazine.

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