Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Articles & Op-Eds

The Fed is driving the economy in the wrong direction

August 25, 2014

In an op-ed released today, Richard Ebeling, economics professor and former president of the Foundation for Economic Education, argues that the Federal Reserve’s misguided policies are driven by a fear of “price deflation,” but that their solutions often lead to disaster. According to Ebeling, the Federal Reserve, under the leadershp of Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke […]

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The IMF and a currency board for Ukraine

August 19, 2014

The Ukraine situation remains dire and it is important for the IMF to consider how best to help Ukraine avoid currency collapse. According to the Sound Money Project’s Dr. Judy Shelton, “the IMF should move quickly to consider the option of a currency board for Ukraine. It would not only resolve the dilemma of policy […]

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New Book on Sound Money by Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames

Posted by Alex Chafuen
August 14, 2014
in Books

In a recent piece in Forbes.com, contributor Mark Hendrickson writes “one of my favorite passages in “MONEY” was when the authors drew an ironic contrast between the fate of John Law, who had to flee France in disgrace after his ruinous paper money scheme blew up two centuries ago, and our present tendency to lionize […]

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Steve Horwitz to the defense of the Gold Standard

July 23, 2014

Last week, Matt Yglesias outlined seven reasons to think that the Gold Standard is not a viable option, but rather a terrible idea. In an article published by www.FreeBanking.org, Steve Horwitz refutes Yglesias point by point, addressing the following claims: 1) A gold standard wouldn’t stabilize inflation 2) A gold standard wouldn’t stabilize exchange rates […]

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Realizing Bitcoin’s potential

July 22, 2014

Governments around the world are grappling with what to do with Bitcoin — the cryptocurrency that has attracted enthusiasts worldwide, endured the bankruptcy of one major exchange (Tokyo-based Mt. Gox), and puzzled fans and detractors alike with regard to its legal status. The Montreal Economic Institute recently published a study that discusses Bitcoin’s potential. In […]

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