Democratic Senator Joe Manchin has killed President Biden’s mega-boondoggle “infrastructure” bill for now. But bad ideas never seem to stay dead in Washington, D.C. Economist and author Thomas Dilorenzo joins Tom to discuss the founding father of big government, bridges to nowhere, and inflation, and how his political heirs seized infrastructure and the currency from the private sector.
Thomas DiLorenzo is a former professor of economics at Loyola University Maryland and a member of the senior faculty of the Mises Institute. He is the author of The Real Lincoln; How Capitalism Saved America; Lincoln Unmasked; Hamilton's Curse; Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government; and The Problem with Socialism.
"That's because they don't understand the purpose of government, which is for the people who run it to plunder the people who don't." - Thomas Dilorenzo (2010)