Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Future of the U.S.: Two Views

Tuesday I read about Professor Igor Panarin's predictions of the decline and break up of the United States into six parts. He also tackles the dollar, "unsecured by anything", the escalation of the U.S. national debt from $2 trillion to $11 trillion in 10 years, and the possibility the dollar could be replaced by the Amero, a common currency between the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

He said, "We must break the strings tying us to the financial Titanic, which in my view will soon sink." Panarin, a Russian Foreign Ministry "info war" expert and political scientist, added that "we could claim Alaska - it was only granted on lease, after all."

Thomas Sowell, an economist and Hoover Institute senior fellow at Stanford University, wrote two recent columns, "Jolting" the Economy and Ivan and Boris Again regarding the nationalization of business by the government.

"Politicians who want the power to micro-manage business and the economy know that demonizing those who currently run businesses is the opening salvo in the battle to take over their roles."

Sowell, who studied under Milton Friedman at the University of Chicago, was one of Col. Jeff Cooper's favorite reads for good reason.

I'd like to wish any readers a fabulous, blessed Thanksgiving. After the holiday, tune the MSM out and spend some time reading the works of Sowell, Friedman and Cooper. No doubt you'll be more enlightened about the true state of the economy. That's odd of me, someone with a graduate degree in journalism, to write.

1 comment:

phlegmfatale said...

OH, thanks, Somerled, and I hope your Thanksgiving was lovely, too.

I adore Thomas Sowell. Thank goodness for voices of reason like he and Mr. Friedman. Nice to know there's still some rational calm in the world.