Ron Paul writes My Answer to the President, noting that the “financial meltdown the economists of the Austrian School predicted has arrived.” He introduces a quotation from Hayek this way:
F.A. Hayek won the Nobel Prize for showing how central banks’ manipulation of interest rates creates the boom-bust cycle with which we are sadly familiar. In 1932, in the depths of the Great Depression, he described the foolish policies being pursued in his day — and which are being proposed, just as destructively, in our own.
In my opinion, a great danger we face is that just as the Great Depression lead to Roosevelt’s huge expansion of government, so too this current situation will lead to similar expansion of government power. This has already happened with the Federal Reserve system.
I urge you to read My Answer to the President by Ron Paul.