Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Books

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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The Devolution of the Dollar

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
May 22, 2013

From the Cato Policy Report: For more than 100 years, from roughly 1800 to 1912, the purchasing power value of the dollar under the gold-and-silver standard was essentially constant. With the creation of the Federal Reserve and its discretionary policies of the last century, however, the dollar’s value has declined by more than 95 percent. […]

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The Myth of Fed Independence

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
March 4, 2013

by Murray N. Rothbard [Excerpted from The Case Against The Fed.] By far the most secret and least accountable operation of the federal government is not, as one might expect, the CIA, DIA, or some other super-secret intelligence agency. The CIA and other intelligence operations are under control of the Congress. They are accountable: a Congressional committee […]

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Forbes Review: Roads to Sound Money

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
December 3, 2012

by Ralph Benko The only plank remaining under notable discussion from either national convention platform of 2012 is the GOP platform’s call for a national monetary commission.  Although widely reported as a call for a new “Gold Commission”, the actual text calls for a “commission to investigate possible ways to set a fixed value for […]

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Thanks to Kurt Schuler for this new book about Bretton Woods and the origins of the IMF

Posted by Alex Chafuen
November 14, 2012

In the introduction to this e-book, Steve H. Hanke and former executive director of the IMF, Jacques de Larosière write “It has been almost seventy years since Bretton Woods, New Hampshire hosted one of the world’s most important financial conferences. The Bretton Woods conference was a star-studded affair — one in which the postwar rules of […]

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There’s Still a Case for Gold

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
November 9, 2012

by Ron Paul Thirty years after its first publication in 1982, The Case for Gold remains remarkably timely. The Case for Gold is the minority report of the U.S. Gold Commission and lays out a thorough and comprehensive defense of sound money. Today, The Case for Gold remains a timeless piece of scholarship, offering successive generations both a prescient warning and […]

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