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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It is not unnatural for people to think envious thoughts about large profits, and envious thoughts are very easy to exploit, as every demagogue knows.

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.

At the end I have to say this is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, treatise on the threatened freedoms of America. 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.

It did belong, it was eminently respectable, and it knew the American scene. The third step was a decree by the president requiring all persons and corporations whatever to divest themselves of gold and hand it over to the government. There is scarcely a problem presented to the county officials of today which is not either directly or indirectly involved with implications and issues related occasionally to state, but more often to federal, regulation.

As was said before, in no problem to be acted upon by the New Deal was it true that one solution and one only was imperative. It received them from the White House and passed them. The transfer of the financial capital of the nation to Washington, the president said, would be remembered, as “one of the two important happenings of my Administration. Previous article by Garet Garrett: Until it was too late, few understood one like Julius C.

The idea was that it should be a government of law, not a government of men. A mixed economy is one in which private enterprise does what it can and government does the rest.


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That was some improvement, because then if you wanted to know what the law was gwret was necessary, besides consulting the statute books, only to search the files of The Register. Timothy rated it it was amazing Apr 07, What it represents is the parliamentary principle in free government.

Nearly everything it did was in the name of Recovery. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. His classic trilogy of booklets, The Revolution WasRevoolution America tarrett, and Rise of Empireis a bittersweet elegy for our old Republic that, read today, has about it the air of prophecy.

Every choice it made, whether it was one that moved recovery or not, was a choice unerringly true to the essential design of totalitarian government, never of course called by that name either here or anywhere else. Over a large part of the world today democracy has been long dead. To Capture the Seat of Government Problem 2: The first step, three days before the new Congress convened, was an executive decree suspending all activities of banking throughout the country.

Such things as the A. As deLawd said in The Green Pastures, that when you have passed a miracle you have to pass another one to take care of it, so it tge with the New Deal. A couple of federal auditors or investigators are gadrett using the jury room. 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 rwvolution the national income.

History Interventionism Other Schools of Thought. And your scientific revolutionary in spectacles regards force in a cold, impartial manner.

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This decree calling in the gold was put forth on April 5. More than 2, years ago he wrote of what can happen within the form, when “one thing takes the place of another, so that the ancient laws will remain, while gatrett power will be in the hands of those who have brought about revolution in the state. The design was European.

From that point of view you do not regard public debt as a problem of public finance. And gaert of that was before the war, even before the beginning of the defense program.

Byhe had become a well known writer for the Sun newspaper — in New York. He also provides plenty of historical trivia which delights and enriches the reader’s sense of the times under discussion. If you raise agricultural prices to increase the farmer’s income the wage earner has to pay more for food.


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The penalty for not conforming was to be cut off from the stream of beautiful checks issuing from the United States Treasury. I have to say this is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, treatise on the threatened freedoms of America.

Each morning thereafter the Tje announced the price the government would pay for gold in paper dollars, one day 30 paper dollars for one ounce of gold, the next day 32 dollars, two days later 34 dollars, and so on; and not only the newly mined gold in this country but anybody’s gold anywhere in the world. At first, however, the government must borrow heavily.

The elite could produce one. To Reduce All Rival Forms of Authority The attack on this problem was progressive, with changing features, but the strategy throughout was consistent.

This word was changed to “may. Andrew rated it it was amazing Mar 22, By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate secretly and unobserved an important part of the wealth of their citizens. They only deprived it of its power and made it serve. Scott Shields rated it it was amazing Nov 06, The prestige of the elite was natural for many reasons, but it rested also upon one practical consideration.

But never was it directly attacked or named; always it was the old order that was attacked. Brett rated it really liked it Dec 08, They delivered to organized labor a legal monopoly of the labor supply; they caused unionism to become in fact compulsory, and they made it possible for unions to practice intimidation, coercion, and violence with complete immunity, provided only it was all in the way of anything that might be called sas labor dispute. The essay “The Revolution Was” in here is excellent in showing that America is not going to become communist in some future day as the “Right Wing” pundits worry about so often today on Fox News, rather America has crossed that bridge long ago, under FDR.

Hundreds doing likewise make a community wass of savings, and that is capital formation.