Garet Garrett’s The People’s Pottage: The Revolution Was, Ex America, The Rise of Empire [Garet Garrett, Ian Hutton] on *FREE* shipping on. by Garet Garrett. DIGG THIS · Buy this book. There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. by GARET GARRETT. Part 1 (The Revolution Was & Problem One). Copyright those who have brought about revolution in the state.” Worse outwitted.

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Definitely, it meant the overthrow of government by force; and nothing like that could happen here.

Then began to be heard the saying that Washington had become the country’s Wall Street, which was literally true. They were like private corporations, only that their officers were all officers of the government, and the capital stock was all government owned.

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garrtet History Interventionism Other Schools of Thought. It was knowledge that gave him a sense of power. Adriana Williams rated it really liked it Sep 18, The March The Goddess of Gold. They will begin all over again and they will have no history.

It called for a long series of new laws, new administrative agencies.

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But this was a purposeful act, an act of treason and scientific revolution – changing the thing within the form. The one representing the ordinary expenditures of government was balanced. It was popular because the ghe, having none of the problems of a bank or a private lender, with no fetish of solvency to restrain it, with nothing really to lose even though the money should never come back, was a benevolent lender.

Public opinion garer too much aroused. And once it had got control of money, banking, and credit it could in fact redistribute the national income almost as by a slide rule.


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Largely it was the taxpayer’s money. He left home as a teenager, finding work as a printer’s devil in Cleveland. A mixed economy is one in which private enterprise does what it can and government does the rest. Nobody could say that about the elite above.

It means a progressive redistribution of wealth by will of government until there is no more fat to divide; after that comes a level rationing of the national income.

This he said many times. The executive decree added the penalty of imprisonment. Two other great revoltion are in full swing.

There was actually a propaganda against thrift, the moral being that if the people would not employ their own capital the government was obliged to borrow it and spend it for them. What was concealed from the people was a general revolutionary intention — the intention, that is, to bring about revolution in the state, within the form of law. And certainly almost no one who voted in November for a sound, gold-standard money according to the Glass money plank in the platform could have believed that less than a year later, in a radio address reviewing the extraordinary monetary acts of the New Deal, the president would be saying, “We are thus continuing to move toward a managed currency.

Garet Garrett’s The People’s Pottage: The Revolution Was, Ex America, The Rise of Empire

But they are gazing in the wrong direction. They had definite opinions about the affairs of the county. We advocate an immediate and thf reduction of governmental expenditures by abolishing useless commissions and offices, consolidating departments and bureaus, revolutjon eliminating extravagance to accomplish a saving of not less than twenty-five per cent in the cost of the Federal Government.


That it probably could not happen, and that everybody was so sure it couldn’t made everything easier for what did happen.

From that point of view you do not regard public debt as a problem of public finance. If you put the ten-dollar bill in the bank, that is better.

The idea held out was that as people surrendered their gold they were supporting the nation’s credit. This problem has its greatest importance in the first few years. Easy to see continuing parallels since then too. Well, the rest is simple because the method was simple. Regarded from the point of view of revolutionary technique, it made perfect sense.

So the government, in their place, became the great provider of credit and capital for all purposes.

To Make Government the Great Capitalist and Enterpriser How the author filled in the content of each chapter is really worth the time invested in reading or listening. Twenty years ago, he recalled, the county — for example, the one in Kansas where he began to practice law — offered an almost perfect example of responsible self-government.

These are questions that now belong to a department of political science. With a lot of gold in private hands, its control of money, banking, and credit could have been seriously challenged. Everything the farmer sold was too cheap; everything he bought was too dear.

What did it mean? If you raise wages to increase the wage earner’s income the farmer has to pay more for everything he buys.

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