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Monthly Archives September 2011

“The Ten Best Books on Money”

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
September 26, 2011

Lecture presented by David Gordon at the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s “Choice in Currency: A Path to Sound Money” seminar held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; 13 September 2008. Sponsored by Almaden Minerals, Ltd. http://mises.org image from libertarianpapers.org

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Mirage or truth?: Economic Freedom going down but access to sound money improving

Posted by Alex Chafuen
September 21, 2011

Fraser Institute released its new index of economic freedom. The data shows that economic freedom in the world has been going down during the last two years of the study.  Yet, the scores for “access to sound money” are as high as ever.   I have yet to look at all the figures but on […]

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When You Absolutely, Positively MUST Have Inflation

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
September 19, 2011

Technically speaking, a policy of upholding or expanding the fiat-money stock in an environment where banks are no longer willing to extend credit and issue new fiat money appears to be technically possible.

However, the Austrian School of economics points out that an economy’s production structure will be turned upside down once the hitherto relentless rise of fiat money…

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Gold vs Discretion

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
September 16, 2011

Congressman Ron Paul and Charles Partee, then a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, debate the Gold Standard at the first Mises Institute conference, held on November 16-17, 1983. Dr. Paul begins with the issue that many who reject outright the idea of the central planning of any area of the economy “whole […]

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Antony Fisher seeking funds to promote sound money (from a 1985 letter)

Posted by Alex Chafuen
September 11, 2011

Early in the history of Atlas, Antony Fisher, its founder, was fundraising for a program to promote sound money.  In 1985, a few months before I arrived to Atlas, he wrote to a potential donor: “I have been offered $50,000 towards the cost of a publication on the history of money. I believe that one […]

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