The US government once destroyed an entire industry because an anti-drug bureaucrat was too ignorant to understand the difference between hemp and marijuana.
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The destruction of sound money over the past century stems from actions at the federal level, but there are steps which states can take — and even have already taken — to move toward sound money.
Bureaucrats manipulate government shutdowns so that they are likely to produce the political outcomes the bureaucrats want.
Our inflationary financial system benefits the wealthy at the expense of the poor.