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Robert Blumen

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Robert Blumen, a software engineer with a background in financial applications. Blumen, who lives in San Francisco, has a physics degree from Stanford University and writes frequently for,, and other sites. He has spoken at economic and finance conferences on Austrian economics, and he is the editor of the podcast Software Engineering Radio.

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The Michael Sproul Doctrine

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

09/23/2010Mises Daily Articles
The Wikipedia entry on the real-bills doctrine advances the controversial proposition that banks can increase the quantity of money without diminishing the purchasing power of each unit. I will refer to it as the Sproul doctrine.
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Must We Do Something, Anything, about Global Warming?

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentU.S. EconomyInterventionism

09/10/2010Mises Daily Articles
Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) promoters have good reason for steering people away from the science. Once you start to tug on that ball of yarn, the entire politically motivated fraud starts to unravel.
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What Keynes Said, and Meant

BiographiesThe FedCapital and Interest TheoryOther Schools of ThoughtProduction Theory

09/29/2009Mises Daily Articles
Keynes has bamboozled us and it is very difficult to de-bamboozle ourselves.
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Does Gold Mining Matter?

Gold StandardPricesProduction TheorySubjectivism

08/14/2009Mises Daily Articles
While mining doesn't have much impact on the gold price, the reverse is not true: the gold price has significant influence on the mining industry.
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Is Gold Money?

Free MarketsMoney and BanksGold Standard

09/05/2008Mises Daily Articles
Central bankers are called upon to act as lenders of last resort, but in their efforts to inflate their way out of the credit collapse , they risk igniting a hyperinflationary bonfire that will destroy the world's major fiat currencies.
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