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George A. Selgin

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

George Selgin, professor at the University of Georgia, has discovered the monetary equivalent of the lost city of Atlantis. He has written a full-scale historical narrative — one that is deeply interesting and engaging — that has been largely unknown, even to scholars of the Industrial Revolution. Send him mail.

100 Percent Reserve Money: The Small Change Challenge

Journals
In a free market economy from which fiduciary media are excluded, economic progress will be limited, perhaps severely, by the high cost and correspondingly limited supply of small-denomination money

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A Century of Failure: Why It's Time to Consider Replacing the Fed

Audio/VideoNovember 15, 2010
Recorded at the Mises Circle at Furman University, 13 November 2010. PPT

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Less than Zero: The Case for a Falling Price Level in a Growing Economy

BooksMarch 16, 2010
Zero inflation's full benefits will not be grasped unless we recognize it as a stepping-stone towards something even better...

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The Fed's Dismal Record

Audio/VideoFebruary 28, 2010
Recorded at Jekyll Island, Georgia; 27 February 2010.

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The Private Supply of Money

Audio/VideoMarch 15, 2009
The Private Supply of Money, presented by Prorfessor George A. Selgin, author of Good Money, a history of private coinage in Britain during the industrial revolution. He explains that the total privatization of money is not a far-flung idea but rather an

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