"No warning can save people determined to grow suddently rich" - Lord Overstone

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Nelson Hultberg

Nelson Hultberg

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Nelson Hultberg is a freelance writer in Dallas, Texas and the Executive Director of Americans for a Free Republic www .afr.org. His articles have appeared in such publications as The Dallas Morning News, Insight, The Freeman, Liberty, and The Social Critic, as well as numerous Internet sites. He is the author of Why We Must Abolish The Income Tax And The IRS (1997) and Breaking the Demopublican Monopoly(2004). He is presently finishing a book on political-economic philosophy entitled The Golden Mean: The Case for Libertarian Politics and Conservative Values.

  • The Fed Is is a Fascist Cartel

    Published 23 December 2009 | viewed 2,933 times

    No one in the freedom movement today disputes that the Federal Reserve is the source of many of our economic woes. Where disagreement arises is…

  • The Plague of the Witch Doctors

    Published 12 February 2008 | viewed 2,488 times

    "Here we are yet again in the midst of another 'global economic crisis'," says financial analyst, Nicholas Vardy, editor of The Global Guru. Vardy is…

  • Keynesian Chickens Coming Home

    Published 28 January 2008 | viewed 2,978 times

    Chicago's irreverent financial commentator, Bill King, wrote last week in The King Report that, "The Fed's panic intervention yesterday -- rate cuts before the open…

  • Tribute to Aaron Russo

    Published 26 August 2007 | viewed 2,884 times

    Aaron Russo lost his fight early Friday morning, August 24, 2007 to cancer. He was 64 years old and surrounded by family at Cedars-Sinai Medical…

  • Not Just for the 19th Century

    Published 07 February 2006 | viewed 4,526 times

    Not Just for the 19th Century A most profound philosophical truth has been thrown down the Orwellian memory hole over the past 100 years. We…

  • Controlling Gold Over Time

    Published 20 December 2005 | viewed 4,752 times

    "How much gold and silver is enough," inquired one of my readers the other day? "How much do we need to protect ourselves?" My reply…

  • Last of the Intrepid Americans

    Published 10 October 2005 | viewed 3,907 times

    Tom Brokaw's mega best seller, The Greatest Generation, struck a powerful chord throughout our nation. The reason why is because we as Americans today sense…

  • Monetary Elephants in the Living Room

    Published 05 October 2005 | viewed 6,039 times

    In a recent article, Robinson Crusoe and the Curse of 'Real Bills', Sean Corrigan of the Mises Institute writes that all the hoopla that the…

  • Musings on Fekete and Rothbard

    Published 27 September 2005 | viewed 4,288 times

    We live in a watershed era of history today. The ideological tides that govern the acts of men are sweeping America toward titanic events that…

  • Is Fractional-Reserve Banking Fraudulent?

    Published 19 September 2005 | viewed 4,323 times

    "Where you and Professor Fekete are making your mistake is that you are condoning fraud with your toleration of fractional-reserve banking in the discounting of…

  • The Money Fallacies of Rothbard

    Published 15 September 2005 | viewed 4,100 times

    Because the followers of the late scholar, Murray Rothbard, at the Mises Institute espouse a 100% gold money system, they naturally are in vehement opposition…

  • Real Bills vs. Rothbard's 100% Gold System

    Published 06 September 2005 | viewed 8,062 times

    In two recent articles, Fool's Gold and Real Bills, Phony Wealth, Sean Corrigan and Robert Blumen of the Mises Institute have put forth attempted rebuttals…

  • The Political Spectrum Con

    Published 07 August 2005 | viewed 7,766 times

    Political economy is all of one piece and cannot be separated into specific sectors of politics and economics as modern intellectuals are trying to do.…

  • Real Bills, Gold, and the Big Picture

    Published 25 July 2005 | viewed 3,726 times

    One of the weaknesses of the libertarian movement today is that too many of its supporters have gotten bogged down in the dogmatic prescriptions of…

  • Cranks in the Gold Community

    Published 11 July 2005 | viewed 3,949 times

    A fundamental rule in the engagement of rational argument is that if your basic premise is wrong, then all the specifics that follow in your…

  • Why Gold Rigging Is Ignored by the Media

    Published 08 June 2005 | viewed 3,796 times

    In Bill Murphy's recent Midas commentary (June 6th), he hit upon one of the more devastating condemnations that can be expressed about a people and…

  • Gold Darkness Before the Dawn

    Published 02 May 2005 | viewed 4,407 times

    Gloom permeates the gold community these days. The bull is bucking its members off like they were toddlers trying to ride a brahma. This is…

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    Published 14 April 2005 | viewed 4,609 times

    Imagine for a moment America without an income tax. No more tedious record keeping of all our expenses. No more April 15th deadlines. No more…

  • Prelude to the Total State

    Published 22 March 2005 | viewed 6,071 times

    Capitalism died in 1929 according to the esteemed pundits of our day. Since that fateful year, the prominent intellectuals and politicians of our country have…

  • Gold's Future as Money - Q&A

    Published 28 February 2005 | viewed 4,133 times

    The response to my recent article analyzing Antal Fekete's plan for a parallel Gold-Coin Standard was quite substantial. Many questions and commentaries poured in from…