Critique of Ron Paul’s Austerity Plan

Webster Tarpley offers a devastating critique of Ron Paul’s plans.

Even if you don’t agree with Tarpley it’s worth looking in detail at the possible consequences of what RP proposes. Additionally Paul’s libertarianism would most likely result in less liberty for individuals since his belief in states rights and unrestricted capitalism would give greater power to illiberal states and exploitative corporations. Paul does not emphasise the obligation of the state to protect the liberty of its citizens as opposed to staying out of their way under the assumption that they will be able to cope with already massively empowered predators. Ron Paul’s anti-war stance is no more than common sense; the fact that he is the only one of the presidential candidates taking that stance tells us more about the state of the American political system than it does about Paul.