Articles Written

Since the articles on my author home page are in chronological order, it is a bit messy to find themes on my home page and I’ve had a few complaints – most importantly from myself! – so you can use the outline below as a reference guide.  I will update perhaps once a month or so, so check the update date – perhaps I did not get around to filing away a few. When I started writing back in February 2008 I honestly never expected I would write so many articles.  Thanks a lot for your interest and reading, as June 1st, 2011, my total readership has passed 466,000 hits just at the Nolan Chart which is good – for starters :)  The truth is, I would also write even if I was my only reader, but probably a lot less.  I am also a contributing author at the libertarian website www.LibertyMaven.com, www.CampaignForLiberty.com, PopulistAmerica.com and have been published at the investment sites www.SeekingAlpha.com, goldseek.com, and silverseek.com among others.  My article links have been found on dollarcollapse.com, 321gold.com, and 24hgold.com. My new home page for my congressional campaign is TowneForCongress.com I. Jake Towne, Candidate for US Congress, Pennsylvania’s 15th District II. Monetary Policy – For Honest Money!

A. The Money Matrix SeriesB.  This is NOT the Socialist States of America! Series (Banking, Housing, Financial Crisis)

III. Global War of Terror   –   “Terror is a Tactic, You Can’t Go to War Against a Tactic!”

A. The Iraq WarB. Acts of War Against IranC. The Afghanistan and Pakistan WarD. Israel vs. Palestine E. Other Antiwar-Themed Articles

IV. Civil Liberties – “Extremism in the Name of Liberty is NOT a Vice”

 A. The “Pssssst…. We Live in a Police State!” Collection

V. The Revolution Unleashed

A. Ron Paul is Yet Another Champion of the ConstitutionB. The “Deep Fry The Barackcuda” SeriesC. The “Happy Coronation, John McCain!” SeriesD. The “I’m Not Terribly Excited About Bob Barr” Series

VI. Miscellaneous  Appendix – Bibliography __________________________________________________________I. Jake Towne, Candidate for US Congress 2010, Pennsylvania’s 15th District

  1. MAYDAY! Jake Towne for US Congress, Pennsylvania 15th District
  2. Jake Towne on “Regaining Our Individual Rights”
  3. TOWNE 2010 Master Campaign Presentation
  4. Jake Towne for Congress 2010: Health Care Platform Announcement
  5. Why Foreign Aid? – An Open Letter to Congressman Dent from Jake Towne
  6. READ THE BILLS – An Open Letter to Congressman Dent from Jake Towne
  7. One Subject at a Time – Open Letter to Congressman Dent from Jake Towne
  8. Re: Health Care – An Open Letter to Congressman Dent from Jake Towne
  9. Open Letter to Congressman Dent from Jake Towne on Auditing the FED
  10. A Public Thank You to Congressman Charles Dent from Jake Towne on HR 1207, the “Audit the FED” Bill
  11. RALLY AT THE BREACH!! – A Note on the U.S. Constitution
  12. What Is Wealth?
  13. D-Day Has Arrived
  14. PRESS RELEASE – Jake Towne Files with FEC for Lehigh Valley Congressional Bid
  15. PRESS RELEASE – Nazareth, Pennsylvania Tea Party on Tax Day
  16. Lehigh Valley Independence Day Rally & Tea Party
  17. On My Resignation (from my engineering job, not the campaign!!)

II. Monetary Policy – For Honest Money!

A. The Money Matrix Series
  1.  America, Were Michael Phelps’ Eight Olympic Gold Medals Worth Winning?
  2. The Money Matrix – Prelude (PART 1/15)
  3. The Money Matrix – What is a Dollar Bill Worth? (PART 2/15)
  4. The Money Matrix – What Makes Money Money? (PART 3/15)
  5. The Money Matrix – What is Honest Money? (PART 4/15)
  6. The Money Matrix on the Grand Deception of Seigniorage (PART 5/15)
  7. The Money Matrix – How the FED Works (PART 6/15) (A must-read, this article’s content is important as I haven’t seen its information compactly put together in one place)
  8. The Money Matrix – Who Owns the FED (UPDATED PART 7/15)
  9. The Money Matrix on “Credetary” Inflation and Deflation (PART 9/15)
  10. The Money Matrix – What the Heck Are Derivatives? (PART 10/15)
  11. The Money Matrix – Bring Light to Dark Derivatives! (PART 11/15)
  12. Unlocking the Money Matrix – The Real Interest Rate (PART 12/15)
  13. Unlocking the Money Matrix – The Summers Gold Price Suppression Scheme (PART 13/15)
  14. Save Ron Paul’s Voice – A Money Matrix Addendum
  15. A Money Matrix Addendum: Citigroup and GATA Call for an End to the Suppression of the Gold Market
  16. MY PROPHECY – The Federal Reserve Will End! A Money Matrix Addendum
  17. Silver and Gold ARE Money (PART 1/2)
  18. R.I.P. – The London Gold Pool, 1961-1968
  19. Gold and the “Average Man”
  20. What Is Wealth?

The “Gold in Backwardation” December 2008 Miniseries Part I: “The End for the Dollar and all Fiat Currencies (1/5)“Part II: “The Next Bubble to Pop! (2/4)“Part III: “On Gold and Market Manipulation (3/5)“Part IV: “The Significance of Gold Backwardation Explained (4/5)Part V: “More on Gold and Silver Backwardation and Manipulation (5/5) “Silver in Backwardation” January 2009: Silver in Backwardation! Has the Last Contango Been Danced in Washington? February 2009: 18 Days and Counting – Silver Backwardation Persists in the London Market PlaceMarch 2009: Silver Backwardation Bout Ends as SLV Fails to Announce its New Custodian (PART 2/2)  The “We Didn’t Learn Much from the Great Depression” Miniseries The “Great Slump” of 2008 (PART 1/2)Bernanke’s Great Lie – The “Gold Standard” and the Great Depression (PART 2/2) B.  This is NOT the Socialist States of America! Series (The Banking, Housing, Jobs, Financial & Economic Crisis)

  1. Why Obama’s Stimulus Plan Will Fail… and a Better Alternative (Feature Article for CampaignForLiberty.com)
  2. Local Currency – A Real Stimulus Plan (Feature Article for CampaignForLiberty.com, please read the discussion section too, it was quite good!)
  3. Fractional Reserve Banking in Pictures (PART 1/2)
  4. Congress Responsible for Mini-Bailout of $6.2 Billion to Delphi and Next Week’s Quarter-Trillion of New Debt
  5. Social Security’s $700,000 Resort Meeting and Our Future
  6. “The Wreck of the Hesperus” and the Meltdown of the Global Monetary System
  7. The Swedish Chef “Banks” Some Chocolate Mousse
  8. FED to Monetize Another $1.75 Trillion in 2009
  9. Wall Street Journal Reports 401k Withdrawals Frozen or Slowed
  10. STATUS REPORT: Ron Paul’s Audit the FED Act, HR 1207 and S 604
  11. The Bubble Blowers: Goldman Sachs and Cap and Trade
  12. Bank United Collapses – FDIC “Insurance” Getting Wiped Out
  13. Bernanke Speak: Translated
  14. Gold and the “Average Man”
  15. Ron Paul’s rEVOLution Versus the “One Ring” of the Federal Reserve
  16. Off a Cliff with No Airbags: The FED Banking System Quivers in Fright
  17. The Gold War – China and the US Treasury Market
  18. STATUS REPORT: Ron Paul’s Audit the FED Act, HR 1207
  19. Thank You for Paying Your “Voluntary” Income Tax! Love, The IRS
  20. Letter to the Editor on Local Currency
  21. SCANDALS – The Jane Harman, Nancy Pelosi, AIPAC, Alberto Gonzales, Power Ranger Spy Plot and the Biden Boys
  22. China Nearly Doubles its Official Gold Reserves
  23. The Zombie Bank Dance: Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, the FED, and Treasury Do a Jig
  24. Amazing Public Comments on the FDIC/Treasury “Legacy Loans Program”
  25. A Conversation on the Latest FEDspeak on Inflation and Deflation
  26. Ron Paul’s Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009
  27. The Federal Reserve Replies on its Stock Ownership and Treasury Purchases
  28. The Federal Reserve – A Good Company to Work For?
  29. The Year of the Ox Arrives in China, Land of “Currency Manipulation” (PART 1/2)
  30. GATA’s Message on Gold and Silver Manipulation to Barack Obama (PART 2/2)
  31. Rioting at the Gates of Thermopylae: The Ramparts of the FED & Central Banks Shudder
  32. The Champion of the Constitution’s Saver’s Wish List for 2009
  33. END THE FED! Flyer for The International – The Movie
  34. Fred Thompson Wishes You Some “Holiday Cheer!”
  35. SPOOF: New Element Discovered in America!
  36. Ron Paul Wastes Chance to Deliver KO Punch to FED
  37. Please, Sir, I want some more…
  38. END THE FED! Protest to take place on Saturday, 11/22/08
  39. Bank and Credit Union 2008 Body Count at 32
  40. The Real Battle of November isn’t for the White House
  41. Was the Paulson Plan a ‘SHAM’ of a ‘SCAM’?
  42. NY Times Reports the Banks Say They Will Hoard their Bailout Cash-Loot
  43. [link edited for length]
  44. FDIC Gives Alpha Bank the Axe!
  45. Fight the Gestapo Tactics of our Congress, McBama, and Bush with Ron Paul and I
  46. SENATE PASSES BAILOUT! And What to Do, NOW! (New Update from Vern McKinley)
  47. The Sun Sets in New York
  48. Henry Paulson – A Quick Look at the Man
  49. Blast from the Past – Vern McKinley Warned of Freddie and Fannie – in 1997!
  50. WaMu Gets the FDIC WHAM-O!
  51. Yes, West Virginia, There is a Banking, Housing, and Financial Crisis – FDIC Closes Ameribank
  52. FDIC Closes the Silver State Bank in Nevada as a McCain Resigns in Disgrace
  53. US Treasury Seizes Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac! And What It Means
  54. The 3 Trillion Dollar Government: Hyperinflation in America? (Part 1/2)
  55. Calling All Wheelbarrows: Hyperinflation in America? (Part 2/2)
  56. Bob Barr, What is the Cost of Money? Because Ron Paul and I think you Don’t Know (PART 4/6)
  57. Dear Bob Barr, Ron Paul Knows where the “Road to Roota” Leads, Do You? (PART 5/6)
  58. Billionaires for the Ron Paul Revolution (PART 6/6)
  59. A Federal Reserve Puzzle for the Reader: Where does “The Road to Roota” Lead?

III. Global War of Terror   –   “Terror is a Tactic, You Can’t Go to War Against a Tactic!”

A. The Iraq War
  1. Ron Paul Is Wrong – George W. Bush Must Be Tried for MURDER!
  2. Iraq Demands US Troops Leave by 2011
  3. My Father’s Vietnam is My Iraq – Disturbing Parallels This is my favorite article since I learned so much by writing it.
  4. WARGATE: Rumsfeld Calls for “Another Attack” of Terror to Bolster Support for Bush
  5. A Critique of Iraq War Music Videos
  6. Saudi Arabia: The True Cause of the Iraq War? My first article
  7. Bob Barr Voted for the Iraq War but Says He is Sorry (PART 2/6)
  8. Book Synopsis: The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder by Vincent Bugliosi

 B. Acts of War Against Iran

  1. Bush and Gang Prepares to Unleash Hell on Iran. Is the Georgian War a Stepping Stone?
  2. BREAKING NEWS!! The Democrats have joined the NeoCons! War with Iran it is!
  3. Iran Declares War on the Dollar = More War for America
  4. We the People Warn The Time for America’s War with Iran Has Arrived
  5. The Gauntlet is Thrown – The Champion of the Constitution vs. David Petraeus

 C. The Afghanistan and Pakistan War

  1. “Oh-Bomb-Ah” Launches First Attack on Pakistan – THE OBAMA WARS PART 1/2
  2. Let’s HOPE We Avoid a Vietnam Body Count in Afghanistan and Iraq – THE OBAMA WARS PART 2/3
  3. CFR Reports Pakistan Spy Agency Killing American Soldiers in Afghanistan
  4. The Drones Did It!
  5. US Soldier 2008 Body Count in Afghanistan Sets All-Time High
  6. HEY! CONGRESS! Al-Qaeda does NOT have an Air Force!
  7. The Next American War of Terror in Pakistan Continues – Marriot Hotel Bombing Portends Blowback Event on American Soil
  8. WAR! America Attacks Pakistan
  9. A Salute to Malalai Joya – Afghanistan’s Tom Paine
  10. Response to Disgruntled Reader on “Malalai Joya” Article
  11. A Poem – America, You are So Cold
  12.  Utter Chaos in Afghanistan and Pakistan as Barack Obama Sanctions Preemptive War
  13. Iraq Smolders as American War Deaths in Afghanistan Reach All-Time Records

D. Israel vs. Palestine

The Gaza Slaughter January 2009 Miniseries

  1. Israeli Conscientious Objectors – The Shministim (The Gaza Slaughter PART 1/6)
  2. Israel Military Bulldozes & Kills American Protester in Gaza (The Gaza Slaughter 2/6)
  3. Israel Military Kills American Protester – An Economic Perspective (The Gaza Slaughter 3/6)
  4. Cynthia McKinney and the Israeli Attacks on the Dignity and USS Liberty (The Gaza Slaughter 4/6)
  5. Ron Paul and I Stand Alone on Gaza and Israel (The Gaza Slaughter 5/6)
  6. Deceptions: A Short Essay on Labeling (The Gaza Slaughter PART 6/6)
  7. Ron Paul Shows Some Outrage (The Gaza Slaughter – Epilogue)
  8. Ron Paul, Gaza, and the BIS – (The Gaza Slaughter Epilogue II)
  9. Barack Obama on Gaza and Mumbai – Hypocrite Extraordinaire

E. Other Antiwar-Themed Articles

  1. America’s Military Empire
  2. Pirates!
  3. Madoff Collapse Devastates Anti-Bush Lawyer
  4. Words of Advice for the next Secretary of State
  5. Semi-Spoof News Flash – American Forces Attack Syria, Eight Die
  6. Complaint re: Veteran Suicide Cover-Up by Department of Veteran Affairs Mental Health Division
  7. Tortured Twins: John McCain and the Trial of Khaled Sheikh Mohammed
  8. Iran and Georgia: President Bush, Why Don’t You Just Shut Up?
  9. A Galactic Look at all this War-stuff and the Fibonacci Sequence in Tool’s Lateralus
  10. This Article is Illegal (or Christine Smith, You GO GIRL! Bob Barr’s a Loser)
  11.  AMERICA, Fight Your Apathy! You CAN Save Our Soldiers and Iraqis from the Sickness of War! Laughter at The Onion is the Best Medicine!
  12. Preemptive War and Freedom Video Clips
  13. Andrea Gibson’s “For Eli”, Vern McKinley and Anti-war Reflections
  14. US Military Draft Creeps Closer – Ron Paul and I Defy Senators “Barackcuda” Obama and “Just-Bomb-It” McCain

IV. Civil Liberties – “Extremism in the Name of Liberty is NOT a Vice”

 A. The “Pssssst…. We Live in a Police State!” Collection
  1. El Paso, Texas Policeman Roughs Up News Reporter
  2. “Dude, What’s Up With These Cop and Spy Shows?”
  3. Campaign For Liberty Staffer Detained by Airport TSA for Carrying Cash
  4. Open Up Your Computer – Obama Wants a Look Inside!!
  5. Israeli Conscientious Objectors – The Shministim (The Gaza Slaughter PART 1/6)
  6. Police State Stomps on Iraq Veteran’s Face as McBama Sanctions Attack on Freedom of Speech: The Story of the Hempstead 15 (Part 1/3)
  7. Obama Takes One Big Step Forward on Guantanamo Bay!
  8. Police State Stomps on Iraq Veteran’s Face as McBama Sanctions Attack on Freedom of Speech – The Palin Response, Ron Paul, and an Iraq War Vet’s Testimony (Part 2/3)
  9. Are You An American? The Police State vs. the Hempstead 15 (Part 3/3)
  10. Spill a Soda, Go to Jail for a Year
  11. Police State Invades Mayor’s Home & Kills His Dogs (UPDATED)
  12. We the People versus the Might of the US Government
  13. Tortured Twins: John McCain and the Trial of Khaled Sheikh Mohammed
  14. US Military Draft Creeps Closer – Ron Paul and I Defy Senators “Barackcuda” Obama and “Just-Bomb-It” McCain
  15. The George W Bush Impeachment Hearing’s Media Blackout
  16. Ron Paul Reports – The “Mother of All Bailouts” Bill
  17. Death, Taxes, War, and Heroes

V. The Revolution Unleashed

A. Ron Paul and His Revolution, another Champion of the Constitution
  1. Ron Paul – The Gray Champion
  2. Ron Paul’s rEVOLution Versus the “One Ring” of the Federal Reserve
  3. STATUS REPORT: Ron Paul’s Audit the FED Act, HR 1207 and S 604
  4. STATUS REPORT: Ron Paul’s Audit the FED Act, HR 1207
  5. Judge Napolitano and Ron Paul’s “Freedom Watch”
  6. Ron Paul and the Struggles of Attrition
  7. Ron Paul Is Wrong – George W. Bush Must Be Tried for MURDER!
  8. Ron Paul Wastes Chance to Deliver KO Punch to FED
  9. SPOOF: Ron Paul Promises To Return When Country Needs Him Most
  10. Ron Paul and Federal Aid for Hurricane Ike
  11. A Speech Barack Obama Could Give to Win the Presidency, Ron Paul, and Carroll Quigley’s “Tragedy and Hope”
  12. Save Ron Paul’s Voice – A Money Matrix Addendum
  13. Ron Paul’s Campaign For Liberty Hits 100,000!
  14.  Jesse Ventura Joins Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty!
  15. Jesse Ventura Joins the Ron Paul Revolution
  16. Billionaires for the Ron Paul Revolution (PART 6/6)
  17. Kosovo: Ron Paul versus the Policy of Foreign Interventionism
  18. Ron Paul versus the 3 Trillion Dollar Government

B. The “Deep Fry The Barackcuda” Series

  1. “Oh-Bomb-Ah” Launches First Attack on Pakistan – THE OBAMA WARS PART 1/2
  2. GATA’s Message on Gold and Silver Manipulation to Barack Obama (PART 2/2)
  3. Obama Takes One Big Step Forward on Guantanamo Bay!
  4. The Oath of Obama, Why His Stimulus Plan Will Fail and What to Do Instead
  5. Barack Obama on Gaza and Mumbai – Hypocrite Extraordinaire
  6. Barack Obama Appoints Socialist Carol Browner as Global Warming Czar (PART 1/2)
  7. Anthropogenic Global Warming or an Ice Age, Which Is It? (PART 2/2)
  8. Will Joey Biden Be President? THE BARACK OBAMA BIRTH SAGA CONTINUES (Updated 12/9/08)
  9. Barack Obama – America’s Half-Blood Prince
  10. Can Barack Obama Be President? – THE SAGA CONTINUES! (10/29 Update)
  11. Is Barack Obama “The One”?
  12. THE SAGA CONTINUES – John McCain and Barack Obama – Can They Even BE President?
  13. A Speech Barack Obama Could Give to Win the Presidency, Ron Paul, and Carroll Quigley’s “Tragedy and Hope”
  14. John McCain and Barack Obama – Can They Even BE President?
  15. Utter Chaos in Afghanistan and Pakistan as Barack Obama Sanctions Preemptive War
  16. US Military Draft Creeps Closer – Ron Paul and I Defy Senators “Barackcuda” Obama and “Just-Bomb-It” McCain

C. The “Happy Coronation, John McCain!” Series

  1. THE SAGA CONTINUES – John McCain and Barack Obama – Can They Even BE President?
  2. Tortured Twins: John McCain and the Trial of Khaled Sheikh Mohammedv
  3. RETRACTION – John McCain Crashed Five Warplanes, Not Three
  4. John McCain and Barack Obama – Can They Even BE President?
  5. Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty Leaves 34 Americans Dead, 173 Wounded. John McCain, Jr. Led the Cover-Up
  6. My Father’s Vietnam is My Iraq – Disturbing Parallels
  7. US Military Draft Creeps Closer – Ron Paul and I Defy Senators “Barackcuda” Obama and “Just-Bomb-It” McCain

D. The “I’m Not Terribly Excited About Bob Barr” Series

  1.  Bob Barr – Assassin of the Ron Paul Revolution?
  2. Answering Matt Damon’s Question and Bob Barr Should Ask Sarah Palin to be his VP (PART 1/2)
  3. Dear Bob Barr – Are You Really One of Us? Signed, a Ron Paul Revolutionary (PART 1/6)
  4. Bob Barr Voted for the Iraq War but Says He is Sorry (PART 2/6)
  5. Bob Barr Voted for the Patriot Act but Says He is Sorry (PART 3/6)
  6. Bob Barr, What is the Cost of Money? Because Ron Paul and I think you Don’t Know (PART 4/6)
  7. Dear Bob Barr, Ron Paul Knows where the “Road to Roota” Leads, Do You? (PART 5/6)
  8. Billionaires for the Ron Paul Revolution (PART 6/6)
  9. This Article is Illegal (or Christine Smith, You GO GIRL! Bob Barr’s a Loser)

VI. Miscellaneous

  1. Anthropogenic Global Warming or an Ice Age, Which Is It? (PART 2/2)
  2. BOOK REVIEW: Douglas Gnazzo’s “Honest Money”
  3. What Is Wealth?
  4. D-Day Has Arrived
  5. RALLY AT THE BREACH!! – A Note on the U.S. Constitution
  6. Beijing Skyscraper Burns From “Firecrackers”
  7. The Top Nolan Chart Articles of 2008
  8. Silver – The Cure for AIDS
  9. Everyone Votes for Jane and Joe Schmoe for President on Tuesday!
  10. Terrorist Completes Ultramarathon! And Gold Hits New Highs!
  11. Cynthia McKinney and the Alleged 5,000 Dead Hurricane Katrina Inmates
  12. An Hypocrisy of Terms: Liberal and Conservative … I was so confused back then!
  13. Nolan Chart Facebook Group Page Created
  14. Plea for a Nolan Chart Facebook Account

__________________________________________________________ Appendix – Bibliography. (I believe this will always be a work in progress, the below are books, essays, movies, etc. that I feel are worthwhile and educational.  This may even mean that I do not agree with anything in the source.   My favorites are marked with a ***.  Feel free to leave any suggestions in the comment field below, as I am always searching for more viewpoints.) THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA THE PHILOSOPHY OF LIBERTY THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE THE FEDERALIST PAPERS Alba, Dan(Nolan Chart) “Think Tanks to Holding Tanks, Board Rooms to Gallows” Great 3-part series on mainstream media. Andelman, David A.  A Shattered Peace: Versailles and the Price We Pay Today.  2008.  Andelman is a CFR flunkie (I am no fan) but worthy reading never the less.  He places a lot of blame on the idealistic Woodrow Wilson and portrays the Yanks as clueless when confronted with the cunning Europeans.  Unfortunately in his modern references, Andelman fails to realize America may be just as clueless today as we were in 1919. Anonymous. “Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars.” (1979?) Whether the author was an individual or a government is fairly moot. The crux of this document is the idea for a weapon system unlike all others that stealthily takes over and controls society. The idea that this is possible is important to grasp. Armstrong, John(Nolan Chart.) “Voting For Your Beliefs: The Worst Super Tuesday Mistake” “Ron Paul Freedom Writer Educates an Obama Fan” “Ron Paul, Barack Obama’s Speech, and Common Sense” “An Obama Presidency: Stage 2 of the Ron Paul Revolution” “”  John’s inspirational articles are a big reason I took up writing in February 2008.  Believe it or not, at first I thought I did not have much to add. Armstrong, Martin.  2008.  It’s Just Time.  Contemporary visit and extension of Kondratrieff cycles.   Also his Jan 2009 essay “The Coming Great Depression: Why the Government is Powerless” is worthy reading. Financial Panic = Political Change. THE AUSTRIAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS.  mises.org Bacevich, Andrew. 2008. The Limits of Power – The End of American Exceptionalism. Bastiat, Frederic. *** 1848. “The Law.”  Takes an hour to absorb, it is so key to understand his concept of how the government “legally plunders.” Bastiat describes why the force of the state used to rob or redistribute wealth from the populace is a major moral wrong. Bastiat wrote this in France as the socialists drove the country to ruin. Bernanke, Ben. “Deflation – Making Sure “It” Doesn’t Happen Here.” 21 Nov 2002.  The infamous “helicopter” speech. Block, Walter.  1999.  Radical Privatization of the Gold Standard: A Critique of Friedman, Mundell, Hayek and Greenspan. Brutus (Nolan Chart article).   “The Case for a 100% Gold StandardBugliosi, Vincent. *** 2008. The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. Butler, Smedley.  1935.  War is a Racket.  A powerful essay from a Marine Major General with two Congressional Medals of Honor. Butler, Theodore.   Archive of his writings on silver and the silver market. Carlin, George.  Save the Planet.” 9 min. “America is Tyranny.” 5 min. “Life is Worth Losing” 75 min. “You Are All Diseased.”  1 hour. Carter, Jimmy.  2006.  Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. Chandler, David.  1999.  Brother Number One: A Political Biography of Pol Pot. Chang, Iris.  *** 1997.  The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II.  One of the most powerful books I have ever read, though I advise reading it on a sunny day.  Chang uncovered and researched a truly forgotten massacre by the Japanese in the years preceding WWII.  While in a depression, she evidently committed suicide while researching a book on the deaths of American servicemen during the Bataan Death March, which is something I will never do (the suicide thing, and hopefully never a death march as well :) “I wrote it out of a sense of rage. I didn’t really care if I made a cent from it. It was important to me that the world knew what happened in Nanking back in 1937.”   Having visited her memorial at the Nanjing Massacre Museum in 2006, I believe I have learned something very valuable from her death – although I frequently write in a bemused sense of cold, methodical outrage, I have remembered to not forget that life is truly beautiful. Chang, Jung.  2004. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China.  A generational tale of Chang’s mother and grandmother, culminating with her own experiences as one of Mao’s Red Guards. Chang, Jung and Jon Holliday.  2005.  Mao: The Untold Story.  Not light reading and extremely critical and biased towards Mao.  However, it is exceptionally well-researched. Cleveland, Clyde.  2008.  Common Sense Revisited.  Aims to be a modern-day remake of Paine’s inspirational 1776 pamphlet.  “Indigenous power” vs. “Surrogate power.” Dawkins, Richard.  2006.  The God Delusion. Detweiller, Lance. “Fractional Reserve Banking as Economic Parasitism.” (2002) Simply a powerful modern comparison to how the current global monetary system is stealing from the people. Diamond, Jared.  2005.  Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Diamond, Jared.  *** 1997. Guns, Germs, and Steel.  A theory on the history of civilization. Diamond, Jared.  1992. The Third Chimpanzee.  Focus on human evolution with preludes to GG&S and Collapse. Eisenhower, Dwight.  1961.  Farewell Address.  Famous for its section on the “military-industrial complex.” Englund, Eric.  7 Sept. 2001.  Essay. “The Federal Reserve Has Destroyed the Meaning of Saving.” Evans, Richard J.  *** 2003.  The Coming of the Third Reich. London: Allen Lane.  Many parallels to the modern USA. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  1994. Modern Money Mechanics.”  A fairly blunt, now out-of-print description of the FED… by the FED! Fekete, Antal.  His articles and speeches on gold is a fascinating modern perspective.  www.professorfekete.com  Try “Keeping Our Eyes Peeled For The Silver And Gold Basis” or “Open the Mint to Gold!Fiat Empire: Why the Federal Reserve Violates the Constitution.  Movie.  1 hour. Friedman, David.  1982. “Gold, Paper, or… is there a Better Money?” A Monetarist outlook on money.  I admit I threw my hands up when this fence-sitter concluded: “I will therefore continue to use the present system unless I can somehow arrange for everyone else to shift at the same time I do.” Garret, Garet. 1953.  “The People’s Pottage.” Compilation of three essays starting with the statist “New Dealer” administration. Gnazzo, Douglas. *** 2008.  Honest Money.  The prelude to the book can be read here “Is America Broke?”  Part 1Part 2.  Part3. Gold Anti-Trust Committee (GATA).   Collection of data demonstrating that the gold market is manipulated.  20-minute video synopsis. Greenspan, Alan. *** 1966. “Gold and Economic Freedom.”  Interesting essay from the “Maestro” prior to his Keynesian conversion. Harrer, Heinrich.  1953.  Seven Years in Tibet. Harvey, W. Hope.  1894.  COIN’s Financial School.  Pro-silver pamplet from the populist movement. Hayek, Friedrich A. 1944.  The Road to Serfdom.  In cartoon5min video of cartoon. Hazlitt, Henry.  *** 1946. Economics in One Lesson. Timeless! Hulsmann, Jorg Guido.  2008.  Deflation and Liberty.  Short essay on the merits of deflation.  Also recommended is “Legal Tender Laws and Fractional-Reserve Banking.” Hussein, Saddam.  Short video of execution on December 30, 2006. “The Israeli Lobby.”  Documentary. Jackson, Andrew. “Why the United States Bank was Closed.” (1832).  President Jackson outlines the evils of central banking and explains why he closed the country’s central bank, which was a predecessor of the Federal Reserve.  Fueled by an indomitable will, Jackson succeeded. Jefferson, Thomas.  Editor Merrill D. Peterson.  1993.  The Political Writings of Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson, Thomas.  1801.  First Inaugural Address.  Famous quote on  his “peace, commerce, and honest friendship” foreign policy of nonintervention. Johnson, Chalmers.  *** 2000.  Blowback.  On American foreign policy. Johnson, Chalmers.  2004.  The Sorrows of Empire.  Sequel to Blowback, while I disagree with Johnson on his economic views, decently solid on the documentation on foreign policy. Karnow, Stanley.  1983.  Vietnam: A History. Keynes, John Maynard1930. “The Great Slump of 1930.” Essay. Maloney, Michael.  “The Greatest Wealth Transfer Ever.” 2008. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Landmark speeches, I suggest “Beyond Vietnam.” Klein, Naomi. *** “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.” 2007.  A well-researched and damning critique of Friedman’s Chicago School from a progressive/socialist perspective. Kleveman, Lutz.  2003.  The New Great Game: Blood and Oil in Central Asia. Lewis, Michael and David Einhorn.  3 Jan 2009.  “The End of the Financial System As We Know It” and “How to Repair A Broken Financial World.” NY Times articles with solid advice on how to correct the financial system.  Many could have written the first half, but kudos to Lewis and Einhorn on the second. Lips, Ferdinand. 2001.  Gold Wars.  New York: The Foundation for the Advancement of Monetary Education.  Amazing perspective on gold from an ex-Rothschild banker. Martenson, Chris.  While I do not agree with a lot of what Dr. Martenson says,  this 4 minute and this 7 minute video are great visuals for understanding money creation. McFadden, Louis T.  “Congressman McFadden’s Speech on the Federal Reserve Corporation.” (1934).  A passionate plea to Congress to impeach the Fed Board of Governors and the Secretary of the Treasury.  McFadden was probably assassinated.  His name is blackened by anti-Semite charges per Wikipedia, although there is no mention of this in his speech.  A refutation of his speech is here, in my opinion it is toothless. Millar, Peter. “The Relevance and Importance of Gold in the World Monetary System.” (2006). Understanding Graph 2 on page 3 is key. Mises, Ludwig von. 1949. “Human Action: A Treatise on Economics.”  A timeless classic of the Austrian school. Mises Institute.  “Congressman Ron Paul debating FED Governor Charles Partee.” 1983.  Movie.  “The paper standard is *ucking history, and it’s *ucking economic law, and economic truth.” – Dr. Paul.  See 13:00.  Talk about fireworks!  It appears at one time the FED was willing to debate, I very much respect the courage of Partee to address the sound money wolfpack in attendance. Mises Institute.  “Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve.”  41 minute video, highly recommended. Molinari, Gustave de.  1849.  The Production of Security. Molyneux, Stefan.  2008.  “Statism is Dead” Miniseries.   (Part 1, 2, 3, 4) TheMoneyMasters.com.  “The Money Masters – How International Bankers Gained Control of America.”  Movie. Obama, Barack.  1995.  Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.  Orwell, George.  1945.  Animal Farm. Fiction for now. Orwell, George.  1949.  1984.  Fiction for now. Paine, Thomas.  1987.  The Thomas Paine Reader.   Penguin Books.  “Common Sense.” Paul, Ron. “Pillars of Prosperity.” (2008) A 400+ page compilation of Dr. Paul’s writings. After reading these, one realizes that Dr. Paul did very little recent work in putting together his best-selling “The Revolution” as most of this book was written 20+ years ago. Paul, Ron.  *** 2008.  The Revolution: A Manifesto. THE RON PAUL FILE.  All of his articles plus plenty of videos from lewrockwell.com. PBS. Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy.”  A 6-hour movie on command-and-control governments during the last century.  Great summary, but there is a gaping hole as they almost completely fail to mention monetary systems and gold.  2002. Perkins, John.  2004. Confessions of an Economic Hitman. Non-fiction. Pilger, John.  2007. “The War on Democracy.”  Documentary. Powell, Chris. “There Are No Markets Anymore; Just Interventions.” (2008) Article focused on the suppression of the gold market. Quigley, Carroll.  Tragedy and Hope – A History of the World in Our Time.  (1966).  I’ve only read pages 1091-1219, but supposedly the insider story of the “new world order.”  See also pages 1035-6. Rand, Ayn. “Anthem” (1938) A short 25-page novella set in a future of totalitarian government control. Rand, Ayn.  1957. Atlas Shrugged.  PDF. Rajiva, Lila and Bill Bonner.  2007.  Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets. Read, Leonard E. 1958. I, Pencil.  Famous short essay on economic intricacies. Reagan, Ronald.  1984.  Remarks while accepting the Republican  Party’s presidential nomination. Republicae (Nolan Chart) really has a wealth of experience on honest money and government control far exceeding my own.  Here are a few favorites. “The Hyper-Inflationary Trigger” “Fiat Money – Inflationary / Deflationary” “A Fabian Socialist Dream Come True” “Statism: The Bankrupt Ideology” “The Death Knell Rings For The Federal Reserve” “An Inconvenient History-War for Southern Independence-Part1” “The Bloodline of TyrannyRoberts, Paul. 2005.  The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World. Not outdated at all yet. Rothbard, Murray N.  1963.  America’s Great Depression.  5th ed.  Auburn, AL: Ludwig von Mises Institute. Rothbard, Murray N.  *** 1994.  The Case Against the Fed.  Auburn, AL: Ludwig von Mises Institute. Rothbard, Murray N.  1988.  The Case Against the Flat Tax.  Auburn, AL: Ludwig von Mises Institute. Rothbard, Murray N2002.  A History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II.   Auburn, AL: Ludwig von Mises Institute. Rothbard, Murray N. 1982.  Law, Property Rights, and Air Pollution. Rothbard, Murray N *** 1990.  What has the Government Done with Our Money?  4th ed.  Auburn, AL: Ludwig von Mises Institute.  A must-read! THE ROTHBARD LIBRARY Russo, Aaron.  “America: Freedom to Fascism.”  Documentary on the legality of the income tax, then freedom. Sailor, Steve.  2008.  Barack Obama – America’s Half-Blood Prince. Scheuer, Michael.  2004.  Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror.  Strauss, William and Neil Howe.  1997.  The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy.   Theory of generational psychology and 4 “archetypes” and its effect on the economy and human events. “Taxi to the Dark Side.” *** 2008. Documentary on torture and empire. Thiessen, Walt(Nolan Chart).  “Debate: Is the Federal Reserve System fraudulent, and should it be reformed or abolished?” “Gold, Federal Reserve Notes, and Prices of Common Items” Before reading this one, I have to say I was nearly completely ignorant on gold.  Good thing gold and silver are in the Constitution! Towne, Jake.  Dec 2008.  “Bernanke’s Great Lie – The “Gold Standard” and the Great Depression.”  Article debunks the claim that the “gold standard” caused or worsened the Great Depression. Free download and more formal than the article. Towne, Jake.  May 2009.  “Towne 2010 – U.S. Congressman – As Good As Gold.”  Master campaign presentation with my concept of the “Open Office” and a lot more. Tzu, Sun.   1971.  The Art of War.  Highly recommend the Griffith and Hart translation. Velvel, Lawrence.  2006.  “Are Our Highest Officials Guilty of Torture?” Essay collection. Vieira, Edw in, Jr.  2009.  On Restoring Constitutional Money in America. 100 minutes.  Vieira also wrote Pieces of Eight, which I hope to find a copy of someday. Wasfi, Dahlia.  2007.  “A Short History of the Republic of Iraq.”  Article.  2007 Video of testimony to Congress. Warren, Elizabeth. June 2007.  “The Coming Collapse of the Middle Class” lecture at UC Berkeley, 50 minutes.  Skip first 6 minutes. Washington, George.  1796.  Farewell Address to the People of the United States. Williams, John. “Hyperinflation Special Report.” (2008) Great reading on worst-case scenario for the dollar. “Zeitgeist.” *** 2008.  Movie that claims the world is not as it seems.  Sequel “Addendum” not quite as good.


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