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End the Fed

by Ron Paul
Read by: Bob Craig


Based on his results in the last presidential primary election and the support he gets in Congress, not that many people are paying attention to Ron Paul's suggestions for helping this country get back on its feet. Perhaps they should and perhaps the tide is beginning to turn.

Paul calls for the abolishment of the Federal Reserve. This is probably not going to happen, but Paul has people thinking that maybe the body ought to be changed so it is less corrupt and more constitutional. Granted, some of Paul changes may be off the track just a bit, but his ideas promise a better system than we have now. And to Paulís credit, he doesn't just pull his ideas out of thin air. He has history on his side in many of his arguments.

His solution to our problems contains three essential points: live within our means, stick to the Constitution and make the legal tender of the county sound money. We citizens are asked (no, demanded) to live by these standards or suffer great consequences such as millions of people are doing now, but our present policy makers are free from these basic requirements for a sound country.

If people think Paul is totally out of line, they should remember that it was Paul who warned both the Bush and Obama administrations that bailing out failing corporations would only add to the problem.

If the reader will compare Paul's ideas with what we have now, the reader will be convinced that Paul is on the right track by the end of the first CD, but the reader should listen on as Paul presents more and more convincing arguments (admittedly some a little far-fetched) for doing government his way. If nothing else, maybe Paulís arguments will lead to a little more transparency in our government.

The Book

Hachette Audio
September 16, 2009
Audio book / Unabridged / 6 CDs / Approx 6 hours
1600248665 / 978-1600248665
Nonfiction / economy / federal reserve
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The Reviewer

Willie Elliott
Reviewed 2009
NOTE: Reviewer Willie Elliott is's "Before the Title" columnist, covering non-fiction books and related subjects.
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