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Monthly Archives October 2012

Sound money champions (from my album)

Posted by Alex Chafuen
October 30, 2012

    Over twenty years ago, Atlas hosted these sound money champions to discuss “Currency boards.”  Pictured here from left to right, Jose María Ibarbia, who pushed for sound money as an Argentinean Congressman, a student of Dr. Hans Sennholz, at Grove City College; Dr. Alberto Benegas Lynch Jr., Prof. Julio Cole (now at UFM […]

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What You Should Know About Inflation

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
October 30, 2012

by PaulC During Henry Hazlitt’s tenure as a business columnist for Newsweek, he was frequently asked by his readers for an explanation of the cause of inflation and how they might protect themselves from its continual erosion of their savings.  What You Should Know About Inflation is the result of those requests.  Although first published in 1960, […]

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China Grasps Value of Gold, Even if U.S. Doesn’t

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
October 29, 2012

by Roll Call Staff In the first presidential debate, both candidates portrayed themselves as innovative problem-solvers pursuing creative avenues to “grow” the American economy. Interestingly, GOP nominee Mitt Romney did not mention his party’s most creative idea, laid out at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.,: creating a national monetary commission “to investigate possible […]

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Prof. Steve H. Hanke: Three Options to Restore Value of Iran’s National Currency

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
October 26, 2012

Interview with Steve H. Hanke By: Kourosh Ziabari   Iran Review  October 25, 2012 Targeted with the biting sanctions of the United States and European Union over its nuclear program, Iran’s economy is experiencing difficult and breathtaking days. The import of vital goods, including medicine and foodstuff is being impeded, the energy, insurance, transportation and industrial […]

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Iran’s Death Spiral – II

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
October 25, 2012

Is the Rial cooked? by Steve H. Hanke My October 2009 Globe Asia column was titled “Iran’s Death Spiral.” In light of the recent events that have transpired in Iran, I think I might have been onto something back in 2009. Since early September, there has been an accelerated slide in the value of the […]

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Gold Can Save Us From Disaster

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
October 24, 2012

by Steve Forbes A new gold standard is crucial. The disasters that the Federal Reserve and other central banks are inflicting on us with their funny-money policies are enormous and underappreciated. An unstable dollar is wreaking havoc on our capital markets, depriving us of money for productive enterprises and future enterprises while subsidizing government debt […]

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