Ron Paul Books
In 1982, Ron Paul served on the U.S. Gold Commission to evaluate the role of gold in the monetary system. In fact, the Commission was his idea. It was carrying forth a promise made in the Republican platform.
Ron couldn't pick the members, so from the beginning, the deck was stacked. The majority was dominated by monetarists, who saw gold as too scarce and paper as just fine. Ron Paul's team was ready, however, with this marvelous minority report.
Rarely has a dissent on a government commission done so much good!
The result was The Case for Gold, and it was the greatest result of the commission. It covers the history of gold in the United States, explains that its breakdown was caused by governments, and explains the merit of having sound money: prices reflect market realities, government stays in check, and the people retain their freedom.
The scholarship and rigor impressed even the critics of the minority. Ron and Lewis Lehrman worked with a team of economists that included Murray Rothbard, so it is hardly suprising that such a book would result.
It still holds up as an excellent blueprint for moving beyond paper money and into the age of sound money. In particular, Ron favors complete monetary freedom to use any commodity as money, to make contracts in any money, and an end to the monopolization and printing power of the Federal Reserve.
There is a strong piece of history in this book. Not since the 19th century has a political figure made such a sweeping and devastating case for radical monetary reform. This congressman ran circles around even the experts at the Fed. A dazzling performance indeed, and an inspiring and learned book.
245 pages, 6" x 9", paperback
When the economic history of our times is written, one man will emerge as the prophet of both the financial collapse and the disasters associated with government management: Ron Paul. He alone among the political class sounded the warnings and sees the way out.
This economic manifesto (484 pages!), which is a treasure, collects his greatest speeches and debates over the last 30 years, and provides documentary evidence that he is not only a master of the topic; he has provided a coherent explanation of nearly everything the government has done wrong in this area since he first entered public office. He also provides a way out, as implied by the subtitle: free market, honest money, and private property.
Dr. Paul has consistently battled for all three.
Economics is topic about which most politicians are abysmally ignorant. As this books shows, Ron Paul is a master of the topic and the nation's teacher on a vast range of economic issues. He addresses monetary policy during critical times such as the late 1970s inflation mania, and was a lone voice pointing to the real cause of Federal Reserve monetary policy.
Whereas most members of Congress are intimidated by Fed officials, Paul's confrontations with Greenspan are documented here word for word. In addition, he reveals the social and economic effects of loose credit, and shows the ill-effects of bailouts. He addresses high taxes, regulation, trade restrictions, and bravely denounces sanctions against foreign countries for fueling international tensions.
He also explains his view of free trade, for the real thing but against misnamed treaties that embroil international traders in bureaucracy.
He covers welfare, bureaucracy, war, and a a host of other economic topics in what is surely the most comprehensive, intelligent, and revealing book on economics ever written by a U.S. political figure -- all informed by the Austrian tradition of thought that has so influenced his thinking.
BY ROBERT P. MURPHY
FOREWORD BY LLEWELLYN H. ROCKWELL, JR
ECONOMICS OF A FREE SOCIETY
• Current Political Philosophies’ Errors to Result
in Political and Economic Crisis
• Challenge to America: A
Current Assessment of Our Republic
• Has Capitalism Failed?
PART 2—MISES AND
AUSTRIAN ECONOMICS: A PERSONAL VIEW
PART 3—REFORMING SOCIAL SECURITY
• Senior Citizens’ Freedom to Work Act of 1999
• Social Security Tax Relief Act
• Social Security Preservation
• Social Security for American Citizens Only!
PART 4—GIVING MONEY BACK
TO THE TAXPAYERS
• The Agriculture Education Freedom Act
• The Family Health
Tax Cut Act
• The Public Safety Tax Cut Act
• End the Income Tax—Pass the
• Teacher Tax Cut Act
• The Family Education Freedom
• The False Tax Cut Debate
• Police Security Protection Act
PART 5—MONEY AND BANKING: GOLD VERSUS
• To Provide for Amendment
of the Bretton Woods Agreement Act, and for Other Purposes
Overriding Concern of All Americans
• Curtailing the Discretionary Powers of the Federal Reserve
3 Million and Take 1 Million for Yourself
• Gold Prices Soar; Dollar Declines
• Government Should Stop Destroying Value of the Dollar
• Increased Money
Supply Cause of Inflation
• The Recent Strength of the Dollar and
• Inflation is Caused by Government
• Congressional Inflation
• Five Myths of the Gold Standard
• Audit of the Federal Reserve
• At the
• The Folly of Current
• Back Into the Woods
• Conduct of Monetary
• Federal Reserve has Monopoly over Money and Credit in United States
• Conduct of Monetary Policy
• East Asian Economic Conditions
• Conduct of Monetary Policy
• International Economic Turmoil
• Revamping the Monetary
• Congress Ignores its Constitutional Responsibility Regarding Monetary
• Warning about Foreign Policy and Monetary Policy
• Economic Update
• The Economy
• The U.S.
Dollar and the World Economy
• The Foolishness of Fiat
• Gold and the
• Hard Questions for Federal Reserve Chairman Greenspan
• Bring Back Honest Money
Money and Tyranny
• Reject Taxpayer Bank Bailouts
• The End of Dollar Hegemony
• What the Price of Gold is Telling Us
• Monetary Policy and the State of
• Chinese Currency
• Financial Services Paulson Hearing
6—FREE TRADE: REAL VERSUS PHONY
• Our Soaring Trade Deficit Cannot Be
• Ron Paul Amendment to Cut Corporate Welfare
• What is Free
• The Dollar and Our Current Account Deficit
• International Trade
• The Export-Import
Unconstitutional “Trade Promotion Authority”
• Steel Protectionism
• Export-Import Bank is Corporate
• Don’t Antagonize Our Trading Partners
• The United States Trade
Rights Enforcement Act
PART 7—INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
• Dissenting Views on
• Big Bankers Get Their
• The Mexican Bailout
• Reaffirming Commitment of United States to
Principles of the Marshall Plan
• Calling for the United States to Withdraw from the World Trade
• U.S. Membership in the World Trade Organization
• New China
• Ending U.S. Membership in the IMF
• Wasteful Foreign Aid to
• Opposing Taxpayer Funding of Multinational Development Banks
Does the IMF Prohibit Gold-Backed Currency for its Member States?
• The Myth of
• Opposing Trade Sanctions against Syria
• Reject the
Millennium Challenge Act
• Providing for the Establishment of a Commission in
the House of Representatives to Assist Parliaments in Emerging Democracies
• Opposing Statement to Committee on
Financial Services World Bank Hearing
• Darfur Accountability and Divestment
• Iran Sanctions Enabling Act
PART 8—HOW GOVERNMENT DISTORTS THE HOUSING MARKET
• Debate on the Housing Opportunity and
Responsibility Act of 1997
• Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Subsidies Distort the
• The American Dream Downpayment Act
• Reforming the
Government Sponsored Enterprises (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac)
• Mortgage Industry Has Its Roots in
the Federal Reserve’s Inflationary Monetary Policy
PART 9—SPENDING, TAXES,
• The Chrysler Bailout
• The Balanced Budget Amendment
• Authorizing President to Award
Congressional Gold Medal to Mother Teresa
• The Davis-Bacon Repeal Act
National Right to Work Act
• Authorizing President to Award Congressional Gold
Medal to Rosa Parks
• OSHA Home Office Regulations
• Minimum Wage Increase Act
• Awarding Gold Medal to Former
President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan in Recognition of Service to Nation
• Internet Gambling Prohibition Act of 2000
• The Wage Act
• Truth in
Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001
• Terrorism Reinsurance Legislation
• The Collapse
• Television Consumer
• The Shrimp Importation Financing Fairness Act
• Oppose the Federal Welfare
• Oppose the Spendthrift 2005 Federal Budget Resolution
• A Token Attempt to Reduce Government
• Praising Private Space Exploration
• Government Spending—A Tax on
the Middle Class
• Raising the Debt Limit: A Disgrace
• The Republication Congress Wastes Billions Overseas
• So-Called “Deficit Reduction
• What Congress Can Do About Soaring Gas Prices
• Executive Compensation
494 pages, paperback, 2008
Ron Paul has been the leading champion of sound money in the Congress. Here he explains why sound money means a new gold standard. The monograph is written in the clearest possible terms with the goal of explaining the basics of paper money and its effects of inflation, business cycles, and government growth. He maps out a plan to bring about a dollar that is as good as gold, one that would be protected against manipulation by government and central bankers. Part of that strategy is the minting of a new gold one but the more far-reaching plan involves a redefinition of the dollar and complete monetary competition. This monograph first appeared in 1981, and it has been in wide distribution ever since. Henry Hazlitt writes the introduction, and Murray Rothbard writes the preface.
57 pages, 6" x 9", paperback
Foreign Policy of Freedom- Ron Paul
Written by Congressman and Presidential candidate Ron Paul. “Peace,
Commerce, and Honest Friendship with All Nations- Entangling Alliances
with None.” Thomas Jefferson First Inaugural Address, 1801.
Dr. Ron Paul is a true Jeffersonian libertine as all the original
founding fathers were Libertines which is the root of the modern day
Ron Paul’s singular voice on foreign affairs has done so much
to keep the flame of a consistent liberty burning in times when it
might otherwise have been extinguished. He has drawn public attention
to the ideas of the Founders. He has alerted people to the dangers
of empire. He has linked domestic and foreign affairs through libertarian
analytics, even when others have been bamboozled by the lies or too
intimidated to contradict them. He has told the truth, always. For
this, every American, every citizen of the world is deeply in debt.
In fact, I’m willing to predict that a hundred years from now
and more, when all the current public office holders are all but forgotten,
Ron Paul’s name will be remembered as a bright light in dark
We can’t but be deeply grateful that Ron Paul’s prophetic
words have been collected in this book. May it widely be distributed.
May its lessons be absorbed by this and future generations. May this
treatise stand as an example of how to fight for what is right even
when everyone else is silent. May it always be regarded as proof that
there were men of courage alive in the first decade of the third millennium.