End the Fed

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End the Fed  
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Author(s) Ron Paul
Country United States
Subject(s) Libertarianism, Political Economy, Monetary Policy
Genre(s) Non-fiction
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Publication date 2009
Media type Print
Pages 212 pp.
ISBN 9780446549196
OCLC Number 318878539

End the Fed, published in 2009, is a book written by Dr. Ron Paul criticizing the actions, even the mere existence of, the Federal Reserve.


This book contains an examination of the Fed, its policies, and what it has done to the U.S. economy since its inception in 1913. Grounded on the tacit need for reform of the monetary policy of the U.S. federal government, Dr. Paul explains the concept of a truly free market and how the Fed has manipulated and all but destroyed the dollar while simultaneously enabling the endless wars of big government regimes. He lists his own intellectual influences, Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard among them, and his passionate belief in a strong, sound economy based on real money (gold, silver, etc.). The book goes into the conversations that Dr. Paul has had in Congress with Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke. After giving his own reasons to end the Fed, Dr. Paul lays out the economic, constitutional, Libertarian, as well as philosophical cases in such a way that, when the last page has been read, one can only agree that we should: End the Fed.


  1. Why You Should Care
  2. The Origin and Nature of the Fed
  3. My Intellectual Influences
  4. Central Banks and War
  5. The Gold Commission
  6. Conversations with Greenspan
  7. Conversations with Bernanke
  8. Congress's Interest in Monetary Policy
  9. The Current Mess
  10. Why End the Fed?
  11. The Philosophical Case
  12. The Constitutional Case
  13. The Economic Case
  14. The Libertarian Case
  15. The Way Out
Suggested Reading


  • Chapter 2 "The Origin and Nature of the Fed"