Every economy is planned. This traditionally has been the function of government. Relinquishing this role under the slogan of “free markets” leaves it in the hands of banks.
It is a fact that throughout the history of the USA the state as always been on the side of the rich and powerful and not of the masses. Not only that, but the US state has spent trillions of dollars in waste, mismanagement and fraud. So it is no wonder that most Americans instinctively dislike a state which has almost never done anything useful for them. Why would Americans care for a state when they never lived in a society in which the state did care for the common folks? From its very inception the US state was both multi-genocidal (extermination of numerous Indian nations), slave-owning (Black slavery), plutocratic (Robber Barons) and oligarchic (Masonic). There is a good case to be made that the US state has been one of the worst ones in mankind's history, so its no wonder that it is also distrusted and hated by so many Americans.
Then there are those Americans who are aware of the bigger planet out there, but still fall back on some form or another of 'American exceptionalism" (let them Euroliberals have their health care, this is not the American way!). The fact that what US libertarians call "statism" has been accepted and adopted by the rest of mankind therefore has no influence inside the USA at all. As the lyrics of a song which was popular in the late eighties say: "if it's good enough for Texas it's good enough for me"...
Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem
So my concern is not that Ron Paul would instantly create millions of starving Americans by giving them a maximum of 15 dollars per week in food stamps or that he would wreck WIC, but that his ideology can be used by Corporate America to further weaken the state and strengthening the power of Wall Street. All this libertarian nonsense really serves only one practical purpose: to turn citizens of a state into corporate subjects/slaves.
PS: please do listen to the Tarpley interview before commenting here, as it makes no sense to discuss vague declarations of intentions. What we must do is fully fathom is what a Ron Paul Presidency would mean for the US economy.