Friday, November 21, 2008

What 'he' said

I was going to pen a diatribe this evening, as is my wont, but what really is the point?

While I was sweeping the leaves from my garden, this afternoon, I caught up with my Lew Rockwell podcast back catalogue. In the final interview, that bloke Peter Schiff was questioned about the world economy by the Rockmeister. In a cunning twist of reality, Schiff managed to read my thoughts, word for word, as my iPod's hard drive whirred, and then repeated my thoughts back to me via my headphones.


And in complete contravention of all known laws of physics!

However, if Terry Pratchett can be accused of stealing J.K.Rowling's idea about a school for wizards in a book published ten years before Harry Potter first saw the light of day, then I can claim that Peter Schiff is stealing my ideas too.

And this man, this so called Schiff-Meister, has the temerity to claim that his thoughts are original. Ha! What a nerve.

So if you want to know the Maturin Towers viewpoint at the moment, on virtually every economic question under the sun, the most efficient choice will simply to be to listen to Peter Schiff's so-called "interview" with Lew Rockwell.

If I believed in copyright, I would sue.

Visit the following page and then press the 'PODCAST' download button:

=> How the Government Wrecked the Economy

Or even better, just go to the following page, press the iTunes button, and simply subscribe to the entire Lew Rockwell Podcast opus. Sir Llywelyn is up to 72 pieces now, and at an average of 10 minutes apiece, that's 720 minutes of Austrianism at its finest.


But do remember that everything you ever hear on a Lew Rockwell podcast, especially when he's speaking to Peter Schiff, was first thought of here on AngloAustria.

It's an outrage.

BTW, it's particularly worth waiting for what Schiff says at the end of the podcast. Just substitute "British Government" for "American Government", which is Schiff's cunning way of masking his plagiarism, and you won't go far wrong. I was really cooking when I thought of his end piece statement. Marvellous!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. Excellent interview.

I don't know about you but this story here worries me a bit:

To quote the opening lines:

"Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government is prepared to provide more than $7.76 trillion on behalf of American taxpayers after guaranteeing $306 billion of Citigroup Inc. debt yesterday. The pledges, amounting to half the value of everything produced in the nation last year, are intended to rescue the financial system after the credit markets seized up 15 months ago."

I don't understand whats happened here. Central Bankers weren't this irresponsible back in the early to mid eighties were they? I just dont remember this sort of response to the recession during the first half of the Thatcher governments. Or maybe I just didn't notice it.

Jack Maturin said...

Check out the Lew Rockwell post, here:

=> Just How Much Is the Bailout?

'pparently, the Rockmeister reckons the current Fed bailout is more, by itself, than every other single U.S. government boondoggle in U.S. history added together, adjusted to gold prices.

Hyperinflation for the dollar is my bet. Just where do they think all of those dollars they've just created out of thin air are going to go? Are there really that many really rich stupid people in Asia prepared to suck them up? They won't be rich much longer if they do.

As Ron Paul says, the dollar reserve standard, where the paper dollar was treated as an ersatz gold, is finished. Nothing they can do can fix it. Not when the Iranians have just spent $71 billion dollars on buying up gold for their national reserves.

It really may be time to move to Singapore and get my Pinyin up to scratch again.

Asia is the New America.