Thomas Rustici, Professor at George Mason University, and Alasdair Macleod, of the GoldMoney Foundation, talk about the European sovereign debt crisis and how it foreshadows similar problems in the USA. A central bank is a monopolistic, central planning agency, with all the implications that this has for the quality of its product.
They talk about monetary policy and its flaws. They talk about labour market rigidity and “sticky wages” as deliberate policy. They talk about the European Union and how it has fallen prey to regulatory capture and has morphed from a free market into a mercantilist structure controlled by special interests. They talk about the cost of regulation and how the cost is borne by employees and consumers, not companies, which merely collect.
This interview was recorded on October 20th 2011.