"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it." -John Adams

Welcome to Patriot's Lament. We strive here to educate ourselves on Liberty. We will not worry ourselves so much with the daily antics of American politics, and drown ourselves in the murky waters of the political right or left.
Instead, we will look to the Intellectuals and Champions of Liberty, and draw on their wisdom of what it is to be a truly free people. We will learn from where our Providential Liberties are derived, and put the proper perspective of a Free Individual and the State.
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Latest three episodes (Jan 21 - Feb 4)

Patriot's Lament Jan 21, 2012: SOPA, PIPA and Ron Paul

In this episode we discuss the SOPA and PIPA anti internet freedom legislation, discuss so-called intellectual property, and talk about Ron Paul's opposition to these bills and his ongoing campaign to educate the American public on the idea of liberty.

Patriot's Lament Jan 28, 2012: Inflation and Energy Prices

In this episode we discuss the myth that energy prices have risen on their own by comparing the price of heating fuel to the price of cheese. This in fact shows that the price of all goods is rising in a semi-uniform fashion while wages are not rising as quickly. This indicates not a general increase in prices, but a general decrease in the value of money due to monetary inflation. The uneven distribution of new money that results in increased prices but flat wages is known as "Cantillon Effects" named after the economist Richard Cantillon.

Calls for a government program to "reduce energy prices" must result in new money creation, which would just increase inflation and therefore increase long term energy (and cheese) prices.

Patriot's Lament Feb 4, 2012: Put Em In a Cage

In this episode we discuss the unique trait of all political systems: forcing you to support its institutions regardless of your personal beliefs and moral code of conduct ... or spending your life locked in a cage for withdrawing your support.

1 comment:

  1. Good points all round. I am very glad you are getting the word out up there. The inflaion nessage and the "Cantillon Effects" are very important to hear (and when one does they are self evident)!