The momentum in the United States government seems to be behind piling more and more sanctions on countries with abandon. In opposition to this trend, Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity Founder and Chairman Ron Paul and RPI Advisory Board Member Lew Rockwell present in Rockwell’s latest podcast an in-depth discussion of the dangers sanctions pose.
Here is a sample of the sanctions-happy US government in action during just the last two months:
- President Barack Obama on December 18 signing into law additional, extensive Russia sanctions authority;
- Obama imposing further sanctions on North Korea via a January 2 executive order purportedly in response to the dubious claim that North Korea hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment emails; and
- A large, bipartisan majority in the US Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee approving on Thursday new Iran sanctions legislation.
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