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Monthly Archives February 2012

Should Lawmaking Be Against the Law?

February 29, 2012

The short answer is “yes,” with a “but”; the long answer is “no,” with an “if.” For a market to work and grow, certain rules should prevail and be protected, like private property, enforcement of contracts, civil and economic liberties, etc. But the lawmaking process can be a tricky and dangerous path.  What seems to […]

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Taxes: The Seen and the Unseen

February 27, 2012

If an inflation tax falls in the forest, and not one in a million understand it, does it make a sound?[1] According to a recent news report by Reuters, “President Barack Obama called on Monday for new spending to boost growth and higher taxes on the rich, laying out an election-year vision for America in […]

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“Is the dollar the key to the oil price?”

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
February 27, 2012

Larry Kudlow and Ron Paul talk Sound Money. Larry wants to know if the weakening of the dollar through debasement might have something to do with oil prices rising.  Here’s a hint: Yes. And here they are talking gold.  Remember when Bernanke said that gold isn’t money?  Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall […]

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The Sound Money Project Video Contest, 2012

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
February 22, 2012

DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 7th, 2012   Money shouldn’t just be Sound, it should be Seen.  Show us why Sound Money is important, and hear the wonderful sound of money in your pocket.   Rules:  The Sound Money Project Video Contest is open to any person or persons interested in producing a video focused on […]

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The Euro (Double) Standard

Posted by Tyler Watts
February 20, 2012

The received wisdom in economic history places much of the blame for the Great Depression squarely on the shoulders of the gold standard. For instance, Berkley economist Barry Eichengreen states, “Far from being synonymous with stability, the gold standard itself was the principal threat to financial stability and economic prosperity between the wars” (Golden Fetters […]

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