Dr. Paul, a Republican and an obstetrician by training who has served Texas’s 14th district for 20 years, will discuss many of the key themes outlined in his book End the Fed, a New York Times bestseller. Dr. Paul is also the co-author of a current bill requiring an audit of the Federal Reserve.
“Dr. Paul presents a very convincing case that the Federal Reserve is not only the cause of much of our current economic condition, but is continuing with policies that will lead to greater difficulties in the future,” said Thomas DiLorenzo, Ph.D., a professor of economics at Loyola who arranged Dr. Paul’s appearance. “In addition to calling for the first audit of the Fed, he also proposes several alternatives for managing the U.S. money supply.”
Dr. Paul, a graduate of Gettysburg College and Duke University School of Medicine, serves on the House Foreign Affairs and Financial Services Committees as well as the Joint Economic Committee. He was a candidate for the Republican nomination during the 2008 United States presidential campaign.
The event, part of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism lecture series led by DiLorenzo, is supported by a grant from the BB&T Foundation.