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Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve

JournalsJanuary 24, 2008
The complete transcript of the Institute's famous documentary on the Federal Reserve...

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Credit Policies of the Federal Reserve System

BooksJuly 17, 2009
Charles Hardy examines the history of the Federal Reserve's policies and their impact on the organization of the banking system in the post-World War I period...

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The Origins of the Federal Reserve

BooksFebruary 8, 2011
The Fed did not originate as a policy response to national need. It was founded by two groups of elites: government officials and large financial and banking interests.

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America's Money Machine: The Story of the Federal Reserve

BooksMay 27, 2009
Groseclose shows that at no time in its history has the Fed actually achieved what it promised: low inflation, economic stability, stable growth, reliable regulation of the banking system.

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Walk Away: The Rise and Fall of the Home-Ownership Myth

BooksNovember 18, 2010
This elegant and fact-filled book by Doug French examines the background to the case of "strategic default," or walking away from your home, and considers its implications from a variety of different perspectives...

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The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy

BooksJuly 6, 2006
Tibor Machan makes the case for the free market system of economics based on the view of human beings as moral agents with the legal system of a good community as designed to nurture this moral agency.

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The Return to Laisser Faire

BooksJune 5, 2009
Government means, or should mean, the right ordering of all. Modern government has degenerated into tinkering with the wants or rights or liberties of classes or sections or groups, and it is rare, in these days, to hear a political discussion which takes adequate account of the interests of the...

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How to Keep Our Liberty

BooksJuly 17, 2009
"Individualities may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation." This was a comment by Benjamin Disraeli a century ago when he was beginning the task of building the Conservative Party, a party that still lives a lusty, constructive life...

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The New Despotism

BooksMarch 16, 2010
When the modern political community was being shaped at the end of the 18th century, its founders thought that the consequences of republican or representative institutions in government would be the reduction of political power in individual lives.

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Compulsory Medical Care and the Welfare State

BooksJanuary 28, 2010
For more than ten years there has been under way a relentless drive to impose a Nationalized Medical Service on the American people. This would. represent a truly revolutionary innovation. Yet, until the publication of this book, there was not available either in Europe, America or anywhere, a...

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The Underground Economy

BooksJuly 20, 2005
There is a bustling and shadowy world where jobs, services, and business transactions are conducted by word of mouth and paid for in cash to avoid scrutiny by government officials.

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Why Not Try Freedom

BooksMarch 12, 2009
Liberty is an outward creation of man which he has adopted for himself and whose use and enjoyment he reserves for mankind as a whole, for which he struggles and to which he dedicates consciously or unconsciously his highest efforts.

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The Economics of Enterprise

BooksJune 16, 2009
From the author: In questions of economic theory the writer conceives himself, as among his colleagues of the craft, to be in essentials rather a conservative than an innovator. The Socialists, indeed — with whom he disclaims all theoretical sympathies — seem to him to be the ultra-...

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The De Moneta of Nicholas Oresme and English Mint Documents

BooksFebruary 14, 2009
Nicole Oresme has been called the most brilliant scientist of the 14th century: mathematician, musicologist, physicist, philosopher, and economist. On top of that, he was a Bishop and a theologian. His writings of money bear much in common with Carl Menger. Oresme's treatise on money, De Moneta...

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Murray N. Rothbard vs. The Philosophers: Unpublished Writings on Hayek, Mises, Strauss, and Polanyi

BooksNovember 17, 2009
Here is Rothbard's stunning mind at work on some of the most serious topics in philosophy, economics, and politics, originally crafted as private memos. The advantage here is that you get super-candid evaluations of the thought of the giants while avoiding the appartus of formal papers. The...

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Organization of Debt Into Currency and Other Papers

BooksMarch 21, 2006
Princeton, NJ: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., 1964. From Murray Rothbard's History of Economic Thought: "One of the most unusual — and most advanced — of the American admirers of Fredéric Bastiat was the Boston merchant Charles Holt Carroll (1799–1890). A staunch adherent...

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Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles

BooksMarch 15, 2006
The three years since the publication of the previous English edition of Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles have seen a continuation of the economic recession process set in motion after the 2007 financial crisis. This process has consisted of the inevitable microeconomic readjustment and...

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Introduction to Robert LeFevre's The Nature of Man and His Government

BooksNovember 17, 2005
Introduction to Robert LeFevre's The Nature of Man and His Government , by Rose Wilder Lane This little book is important because it is revolutionary thinking. To appreciate its value correctly, we should remember the World Revolution's career so far. Not two centuries ago, refugees and...

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Percent Job Losses in Post WWII Recession

Federal Reserve Policy Gets Worse Over Time

BlogDecember 7, 2014

Fed management of the economy and the business cycle has only gotten much worse as it has grown more powerful and destructive. As the Federal Reserve has become more powerful, job losses have generally more severe and the duration of the recovery process has gotten progressively longer.

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Job Creation and Other Economic Myths

Mises DailyDecember 27, 2010
As a developer, I do not hire an employee before I have conceived of a construction activity that will earn me a decent return. I hire an employee when I have a productive need for his services.

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