Alan Greenspan

1926 -

A Quote by Alan Greenspan on welfare, banking system, inflation, theft, deficit, confiscation, wealth, and property rights

The abandonment of the gold standard made it possible for the welfare statists to use the banking system as a means to an unlimited expansion of credit. In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the hidden confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the statists' antagonism toward the gold standard.

Alan Greenspan (1926 -)

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A Quote by Alan Greenspan on market, trust, and business

...our market system depends critically on trust--trust in the word of our colleagues and trust in the word of those with whom we do business.

Alan Greenspan (1926 -)

Source: Federal Reserve Board: Testimony of Alan Greenspan: http://www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/hh/2002/july/testimony.htm

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A Quote by Alan Greenspan on action, competition, crime, facts, government, judgment, laws, principles, world, and elightenment

The world of antitrust is reminiscent of Alice's Wonderland: everything seemingly is, yet apparently isn't, simultaneously. It is a world in which competition is lauded as the basic axiom and guiding principle, yet "too much" competition is condemned as "cutthroat." It is a world in which actions designed to limit competition are branded as criminal when taken by businessmen, yet praised as "enlightened" when initiated by the government. It is a world in which the law is so vague that businessmen have no way of knowing whether specific actions will be declared illegal until they hear the judge's verdict after the fact.

Alan Greenspan (1926 -)

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A Quote by Alan Greenspan on economics, freedom, and gold

An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense . . . that gold and economic freedom are inseparable.

Alan Greenspan (1926 -)

Source: 1966

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