In this episode you’ll learn about the Government 1A course of the Ron Paul Curriculum. This course is taught by Dr. Gary North. The study of government introduces students to the different types of government, the politics of plunder, and the cliches of socialism. This course is taught from the perspective of the freedom philosophy.

Freedom Quote

“Legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways; hence, there are an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, bonuses, subsidies, incentives, the progressive income tax, free education, the right to employment, the right to profit, the right to wages, the right to relief, the right to the tools of production, interest free credit, etc., etc. And it the aggregate of all these plans, in respect to what they have in common, legal plunder, that goes under the name of socialism.” ~Frederic Bastiat

Government 1A Course Overview

You’ll learn a lot about how civil government and the politics of plunder:

  • There are four kinds of government: self, family, church, and civil
  • What is the politics of plunder?
  • How Frederic Bastiat’s insights apply to civil government
  • How to refute the cliches of socialism.
  • How state government really works with testimony from a state senator

You’ll read essays by Frederic Bastiat including “The Law” and essays by conservative sociologist Robert Nisbet.

You can click here to learn more about this course and the Ron Paul Curriculum.

This course includes ninety video-based lessons. The second half of this course, Government 1B, is taught by Dr. Thomas Woods.

About the Instructor

Economics Gary North Ron Paul CurriculumGary North, Ph.D. is the author of over 50 books, including Honest Money and Salvation Through Inflation. He has published the Remnant Review newsletter since 1974. He has published over 1,250 articles on Lew Dr. North

Dr. North teaches economics, U.S. history, business, government, and the high school English courses for the Ron Paul Curriculum.

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