Monetary Theory

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Did Debt Exist Before Money? It Doesn't Matter

Monetary Theory

We should rewrite our textbook accounts to include the possibility of credit preceding a common medium of exchange and call it inter-temporal barter.

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Our Monetary System Favors the Rich and Hurts the Poor

Business CyclesMonetary Theory

Blog07/24/2016

Our monetary system encourages debt and punishes saving. It also benefits those who already have money at the expense of those who do not.

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Our Disastrous Monetary System: A New Must-Read Book

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog07/19/2016

Blind Robbery!, a new, easy-to-read book on money is a must-read for anyone who wishes to understand the damage our easy-money system is doing.

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The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 19, no. 1 (Spring 2016)

Calculation and KnowledgeGold StandardMonetary Theory

Blog06/17/2016

This new issue features important contributions to monetary theory and policy, a novel program for re-establishing gold money, and much more.

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The Open Conspiracy

Money and BanksInterventionismMonetary Theory

Blog06/16/2016

Henry Hazlitt describes "the open conspiracy" among politicians to refuse to address the national debt.

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Easy-Money Policies Are Both Economically and Socially Destructive

Monetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog05/10/2016

Monetary and financial stabilization policies turned out to be de-stabilizing.

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Why Government Hates Gold

U.S. HistoryMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog05/02/2016

Government could never cement its power over a nation's currency, if the people could repudiate the fiat paper and turn to gold for its money.

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Inflation as a Policy

U.S. HistoryMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog04/22/2016

From April 6, 1959: As inflation increases, apologists emerge to suggest that, after all, inflation may be a very good thing—or, if an evil, at least a necessary evil.

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The Problem of "Hoarding"

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog04/18/2016

Economists err if they believe something is wrong when money is not in constant, active "circulation."

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The Skyscraper Index Meets the Supertanker Index

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog04/07/2016

Ships aren’t cheap to purchase. But when financing is abnormally cheap and expectations of future business are rosy, it stands to reason that shipping companies would put in a raft of orders.

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