Jacob Hornberger: Let the Free Market Determine Rates, Pick the Best Money (Podcast)
Jacob Hornberger: Let the Free Market Determine Rates, Pick the Best Money Podcast by Mike Gleason for Money Metals
Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, a non-profit educational foundation with a mission to present the principled case for the libertarian philosophy. Mr. Hornberger is a native of Texas, served a number of years in the U.S. Army Reserves and authored a book titled My Passion for Liberty with introductions by Ron Paul and Richard Ebeling, the latter having been a one-time guest on our podcast, as a matter of fact.
He also served as one of the essay judges for the 2019 Money Metals Exchange Scholarship, the first gold backed scholarship of the modern era. And perhaps most notably and at the risk of burying the lede in his impressive bio, last fall Jacob announced his candidacy for president as a member of the Libertarian party and is currently campaigning as he seeks his party’s nomination.
It’s a tremendous honor to have him on with us today. Jacob, thank you so much for the time and welcome, sir.
Jacob Hornberger: Well, thank you, Mike. It’s nice to be here with y’all.
Mike Gleason: Well, let’s begin by having you introduce yourself a little bit more for our listeners, above and beyond the bio I just read, for people that may not be familiar with your candidacy so they can get a sense of what Jacob Hornberger is all about as a person and as a candidate. Let’s begin there.
Jacob Hornberger: Okay. Well, I grew up in Laredo, Texas on a farm on the Rio Grande, just outside the city limits. And I had always wanted to be a lawyer when I was a kid because my dad was a lawyer, I’d always go to court with him. So after college, I went to college of Virginia Military Institute and I got a degree in economics. And then I went to law school at the University of Texas and then started practicing law in Laredo, in partnership with my dad.