10 Questions for Ron Paul

The Congressman and libertarian activist has a new book, End the Fed. Ron Paul will now take your questions

Melissa Golden for TIME

Ron Paul

What role does the Federal Reserve have in our current economic downturn?Brad Thomas, Kalamazoo, Mich.
The Federal Reserve is the key element in the formation and collapse of financial bubbles. They're a government unto themselves. They print their own money. So if people have any concern whatsoever about the serious financial problems that we have, they have to know about what the Federal Reserve is doing.

Do you think you were treated fairly by the mainstream media during your 2008 presidential candidacy?Jacob Schans, Silver Spring, Md.
I know if you asked my supporters that question, you'd...

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