The Libertarian Viewpoint

The Libertarian Viewpoint

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HostArt Bell

A successful investment advisor for 30 years, Harry Browne was an inspirational speaker who wrote 23 books that sold more than 2 million copies. In 1996 and 2000 he was the Libertarian candidate for President. His first book, How You Can Profit from the Coming Devaluation, was published in 1970. Recognizing the disastrous monetary policy of the US government, he warned that the dollar would be devalued, inflation could be severe, and gold, silver, and foreign currencies should skyrocket in value.

Browne talked about these issues in advance of his run for the 1996 election, and his Libertarian platform, which stressed fiscal conservatism, avoiding foreign entanglements, and the path to radical drug legalization. He also addressed the party's beliefs on government, taxes, and immigration. Halfway through the 2nd hour, the phone line went mysteriously dead, prompting Art to remark, "I think that maybe the guys in the suits at the phone company pulled the plug on us." The last two hours were filled with news and Open Lines.