Ron Paul was on CNBC yesterday and the opening line of the questioning explains in a nutshell why we're going to have some fun video in 2011.
Maria B: "So you've written a book titled 'End the Fed'. Do you still want to eliminate the Federal Reserve?"
Paul: "Oh sure, but I think the Fed will end itself before I'm able to do it."
8 minute video
(one interesting side note - I often mention how the government has massaged statistical inputs in their economic reports, so that the outputs better fit into the story they are telling us; usually I use labor statistics but inflation statistics is another place a host of changes have been made. Paul says if we used the 'old version' of CPI we'd be printing 4% consumer inflation rather than much more convenient 0.3-0.5% or whatnot. With the cover of 'there is no inflation' Ben can keep doing his QE and 0-0.25% fed fund rates thing, and the government can save some sheckles by not handing out cost of living adjustments to seniors.)