Ron Paul Wants You! (To Take On The Fed)

Tyler Durden's picture

For all those with a penchant for crunching manipulated numbers and wish to make a change by taking on the Fed (ironically, making some fiat in the process), this may be your chance: Ron Paul, chairman of the Domestic Monetary Policy subcommittee, and his chief of staff Jeff Diest are seeking to hire a young economist, “thoroughly Austrian, and preferably with an advanced
degree. The candidate needs strong knowledge of the Fed and monetary
policy generally, and must be an effective writer.  He or she will be
responsible for organizing hearings; summarizing data and Fed actions
for Dr. Paul; writing statements; dealing with Financial Services
committee staff; and various other tasks.” Sorry Joe LaVorgna, despite your ubercreative "weather worker" adjustment, you are on the exclusion list.

More from Lew Rockwell, who disclosed this job opening:

Ron and Jeff want an economist with a “strong personality to match their strong analytical skills.” The Fed and its shills are significant opponents, after all. The “salary will be respectable, a solid 5 figures, though depending on experience.”

Write me if you are that person, or can recommend someone. The preference, btw, is for someone with no Beltway experience. And probably you should be single. But what an opportunity to work hard, do good, and have fun. I will add, from personal experience, that Ron Paul is a great boss, too.

This can be a life-changing experience for the right young person. Imagine an 18th century classified: “Wanted, Economist-Assistant to Thomas Jefferson.” This is the equivalent, although Jefferson was not as principled in office as Ron Paul.

Courtesy of Lew Rockwel, h/t Stefan

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boricuadigm-shift's picture

I think Paul Krugman is the BEST candidate!

Clark_Griswold Hedge Mnger's picture


you need to submit a few articles.... under another nom de plume, offering some assistance at where to look, and how to colorfully, unabashly articulate to the Chairman of the Fed just how much poo poo one is shoveling, and that he needs higher boots.

WaterWings's picture

I nominate Shameful.

Chumba as chief counsel.


Shameful's picture

As much as I would love that I no economist, I'm still working through Rothbard's voluminous work and I'm constantly blown away.  Need to find a way to get that guy back to life!  God what I wouldn't pay to see a forced Q&A session with Rothbard in one corner and Zimbabwe Ben in the other...

But I'm quite hopeful that a skilled applicant will step forward.  One with skill, knowledge, wit, and charisma that I shamefully lack.  After all they need a economist not some lawyer larva that is toiling in furnaces of VB.Net :)

WaterWings's picture

Into Expression Blend? It's a XAML lover's dream. All Microsoft devs should be skilled with it. Tend towards Windows or Web?

It is also important for the State to inculcate in its subjects an aversion to any outcropping of what is now called 'a conspiracy theory of history.' For a search for 'conspiracies,' as misguided as the results often are, means a search for motives, and an attribution of individual responsibility for the historical misdeeds of ruling elites. If, however, any tyranny or venality, or aggressive war imposed by the State was brought about not by particular State rulers but by mysterious and arcane 'social forces,' or by the imperfect state of the world -- or if, in some way, everyone was guilty -- then there is no point in anyone's becoming indignant or rising up against such misdeeds. Furthermore, a discrediting of 'conspiracy theories' will make the subjects more likely to believe the 'general welfare' reasons that are invariably put forth by the modern State for engaging in aggressive actions. - Rothbard
Shameful's picture

Nah I don't do much web stuff.  It's mostly windows form apps and putting out fires.  Aside from deving most of my job is chief nerd/researcher/fireman.  So when anyone basically when anyone needs anything or any problem pops up I'm the go to guy.  Honestly a lot of my job is going into ancient VB6 code and playing with it.  They don't have the time for me to remake all the programs in .NET, it's trying to cover up old sins and praying that Windows8 doesn't wreck everything.

Love the comments I got left

'This doesn't work right, good luck fixing it

'I did it wrong on purpose because they didn't give me enough time to dev it right, enjoy

Or my favorite, declaring about  2000 variables with esoteric names like superman as string or A112 as integer on a class level and about 1/2 down saying 'Don't worry you're about halfway there!

Feel like developers are really just midgets standing on the toes of other midgets.  I know I have committed bad sins in getting projects out on deadline and some of my documentation is 'lacking'.  I'm supposed to get the new version of .NET soon and going to kick over to C# for my future work since that looks like the new hotness.  But I can't complain about my job, I actually dig it in a strange sort of way and it pays the bills.

WaterWings's picture


There is always so much new material I figure 80% are winging it. The other 20 are coding new tech as we speak or evangelizing about how great it will be.

Hephasteus's picture

The purpose of the world is to gang bang everyone into submission. Pure and simple. It's just done on careful small percentages at a time over long periods of time. Once a monopoly was achieved all of human history has been consolidating the power undermining upstarts. Damaging and redamaging people in controlled ways to maintain an undermined connection but a connection none the less.

A pimp can only do this to damaged people. And you can't have everyone damaged all at once. Or everyone will fight back. So it's just the same old song. Risk arbitrage hurt the most dangerous. Make it so horrible that being lied to and believing in the lies is preferential to facing the truth and having becoming part of the brutalized minority. Instead of the relatively comfortable and safe smoke screen majority.

Conforming thought and repeating over and over that violence isn't the key so that key remains a monopoly.

jimijon's picture

Objective-C bitchez!

I am riding this wave and it gets bigger and bigger! Now the app store for OSX! Hmmm, wait until there is one for Windows! 

I realize that most think poorly of Apple or iAnything. But the market is loving and so are the jobs and the money being paid to "real" developers.

The analogy to the Internet days is holding perfectly. Three years I started the study and started shopping around for those who might want an iPhone app. All I heard was, "Why do we need an app?"

Ahhh.. I remember those early days of the Internet well... "Why do we need a web page?"

As they say... history rhymes.



TuesdayBen's picture

I second that.  I'd love to see Chumbawamba doing the circuit of Sunday morning shows, inducing ma 'n pa to choke on their waffles as he throws down the gauntlet.

Minyan Vince's picture

only if he pays me in gold...

SpeakerFTD's picture

I would happily contribute to non-profit fund to bankroll the hiring of a dozen young guns like this.    Don't know if that's legal, but it should be.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Whomever takes the job, demand to be paid in specie.

Pants McPants's picture

Anyone in need of a laugh should check out the "disadvantages" of the gold standard in CD's link.  Good stuff.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I've noticed that because Wiki is a collaborative affair, the economic group think always prevails. Doesn't matter. I linked to it because some people here on Zero Hedge have asked me what the word "specie" means. I was hoping if they saw the word "Gold" in the link they wouldn't ask and embarrass themselves.

Pants McPants's picture

It took me a while to understand what the word meant when I first heard it.  G. Edward Griffin's monumental "The Creature from Jekyll Island" was my manual during those days. 

Peter Morici is an economics professor at the University of Maryland who also teaches a few MBA classes at the Smith school.  He is considered Smith's "rock star" because of his regular appearances on mainstream talking shows.  Unfortunately I missed the chance to take his Smith school classes, but I heard some great stories.  Apparently Morici's method of responding to questions involves him showing YouTube clips of himself on MSNBC, Fox Business, NPR, etc. 

Anyhow, one day a good friend of mine asked Smith's rock star about the gold standard.  It was a basic question, something along the lines of why the US cannot return to specie payments.  As there was no YouTube clip available, Morici simply repeated the old canard that "there's not enough gold in the world to support a gold standard"

PhD, rock star, media whore.  The lights are clearly on....too bad nobody's home. 

traderjoe's picture

Or entries are made to prove/suggest a particular point of view. I've gone into the comments section a couple of times and looked at some of the debates. Sort of amusing. I know a couple of posters repeatedly go into specific entries to keep making their point. 

From the entry: "Many economists believe that economic recessions can be largely mitigated by increasing money supply during economic downturns." Economists...'nuf said. 

Cognitive Dissonance's picture


You might be interested in knowing that I'm writing an article now that was spurred in part by a comment you made under a Bruce Krasting article. It's not about you nor Krasting. I'm simply using your exchange as a bridge to a bigger subject, one that I've wanted to write about for over a year.

It's tentative titled........Ethics and Enlightened Self Interest - Meet The Control System

Rest assured no one will be happy with it.

pods's picture

This one is my favorite:

If a country wanted to devalue its currency, it would generally produce sharper changes than the smooth declines seen in fiat currencies, depending on the method of devaluation.

Ding ding ding, we have a winner.  "Smooth" as in unnoticeable is what they really mean.  That is why governments love the FIAT.  That way they can screw you and you won't even know.  I guess on a macro level, the date-rape drug is legal.


radish juice's picture

If they don't mind Tyler doing ZH on the side, may be he/she can help here :-)

Lapri's picture

Me too.

Ron Paul doesn't need a young economist with an advanced degree. What good does that do? He needs someone who knows the specifics of how the system works and is able to get them in their own games.

Tyler, submit your resume.

velobabe's picture

wonder why he suggested the person be single. telling!

dark pools of soros's picture

single=gay in work speak

solid 5 figures = fisting

Shameful's picture

I'm guessing because it won't be much money for DC, a crazy expensive town.  That and the person would need to work like a dog, meaning no time for distractions like a spouse and/or children.

CrazyCooter's picture

Tyler is far more valuable in his/her current role. Two years ago I was far more ignorant. Today I feel my eyes are pretty wide open and my feet on the ground. I frequently debate such topics as monetary policy, investing, and so forth with my coworkers/friends. I got some converts. I continue to plink away at those who resist "enlightenment". Not only that, I am working on my plan for the next few years (and its not a bunker with guns, gold, and TP - I have to work and I am more creative in my approach).

The force multiplier of a blog in the hands of a man with Tyler's skill set is understated.

Lastly, consider for a moment that for the first time in human history, would-be conquorers may have a heck of a time re-writing it. Anyone can put the entirety of on a DVD for all in the future to behold. Got one of those DVDs in your bunker, hmm? I am not sure the power elite fully digest the implications. Looking forward 40 years, I can see the movie now ... based on a true blog (story) of course.

This is a piece of history that no doubt will live with our species for some time. Comment accordingly. :-)


robobbob's picture

EMP bomb followed by the .gov internet emergency powers shutdown. only those on a need to use basis will have access

everyone else will be left will be public education textbooks, or trying to transcribe ZH on parchment by hand like the monks in the post roman collapse.

Jason T's picture

Andrew Jackson, Abe Lincoln, Jesus Christ ... or like minded individuals in other words .. those will balls to help throw the money changers out of America.

goldmiddelfinger's picture

Ron Paul is one strange dude. Let's just hope he doesn't have any children.

Cow's picture

Rand Paul just won a seat in the US Senate.  Read the news much?

In other news, Nixon resigned.

goldmiddelfinger's picture

That means Agnew is President?

Richard Head's picture

Pathetic effort to save face, GMF.

Problem Is's picture

Rand Paul was rather articulate in the video Tyler posted of the dickweed Stephanopoulos interview...

goldmiddelfinger's picture

How dare you insult dickweeds !

Dragline's picture


But I don't think an eye doctor is going to help here.  Not sure what the other four do.

Cow's picture

would you prefer another f'in lawyer?

SilverIsKing's picture

He's already sired a Senator.  Too late.

goldmiddelfinger's picture

So he's Murkowsi's dad after all. And they called it a bridge to nowhere.

hugolp's picture

Andrew Jackson fight against the bankers. Lincoln gave the bankers the laws they wanted. They are opposites.

bob_dabolina's picture

The job requirements sound like what ZH already is.