Power & Market

Arsonist Fireman Perfect for Job at Fed

Almost Daily Grant’s reports,

From CBS News local affiliate KDKA:

A Pittsburgh-area firefighter has been suspended by his own department after he was arrested and charged with setting four fires in the same community his department serves. 

The Arnold Fire Department announced early Thursday that they suspended 21-year-old firefighter Andrew Bischof his arrest on arson charges in connection to four suspicious fires in the New Kensington and Arnold areas over the weekend.

This is a case of life imitating scholarship. In his book The Case Against The Fed Murray Rothbard wrote “The culprit solely responsible for inflation, the Federal Reserve, is continually engaged in raising a hue-and-cry about `inflation,’ for which virtually everyone else in society seems to be responsible. What we are seeing is the old ploy by the robber who starts shouting `Stop, thief!’ and runs down the street pointing ahead at others.”

Grant’s echoing Rothbard with this quip, “This guy [the fireman] has a bright future in central banking, after the trial.”

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