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The Money Multiplier: Myth or Reality?

Mises DailyDecember 16, 2002
The existence of the money multiplier is the outcome of fractional reserve banking, writes Frank Shostak, which the current banking system makes possible. The money multiplier is not only real; it is a good tool to help us understand the process by which the banking system creates inflationary...

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Deep Freeze: Iceland's Economic Collapse

BooksFebruary 24, 2011
Economists Philipp Bagus and David Howden demonstrate that the real cause of the 2008 Iceland calamity was bad central bank policy.

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Duncombe's Free Banking

BooksMay 27, 2009
From the author: If you desire to perpetuate republican institutions in the United States; if you have studied the political history of our country, and become thoroughly acquainted with the elementary principles of our government; and if you have made yourselves familiar with political and public...

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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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Bank Credit

BooksDecember 6, 2006
This 1931 textbook develops the principles of bank credit considered in the abstract, and sets forth the main factors underlying the loans made by banks to borrowers.

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The History of Banks

BooksJuly 22, 2009
This book discusses the history of banking beginning in Venice and Genoa. It continues by demonstrating the advantages and necessity of free competition in the business of banking.

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Effects of the War on the Money, Banking, Credit System of the United States

BooksSeptember 27, 2011
Students of money and banking will find this volume filled with solid information and marked by penetrating insight and illuminating interpretation.

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Free Banking: Theory, History, and a Laissez-Faire Model

BooksJuly 29, 2008
Published in 1993, this is a formalization and extension of literature in the free banking area, with important correctives and clarifications.

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The Mystery of Banking

BooksJuly 20, 2005
With his characteristic clarity and incisiveness, Rothbard explains the origins of money.

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History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Rothbard covers money and banking in the whole of American history, to show that the meltdown of our times is hardly the first.

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A Short History of Paper Money and Banking in the United States

BooksAugust 30, 2007
Written in 1833, A Short History of Paper Money and Banking in the United States was a major blast against the trend towards inflation and paper money.

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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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Banking and the Business Cycle

BooksDecember 13, 2006
Written in 1937, this is an Austrian-style analysis of the stock market crash and the great depression that followed.

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A Treatise on Currency and Banking

BooksOctober 4, 2008
This remarkable hard-money treatise appeared in 1840. This book is a great narrative to read in light of the current cycle of boom and bust.

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Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This fiery monograph shows a side of Murray Rothbard not seen in his theoretical treatise: his ability to employ "power elite" analysis to understand the relationship between money, power, and war...

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History of Crises Under the National Banking System

BooksOctober 13, 2009
The crisis of 1873 was preceded by four years of general economic activity, which was by no means confined to the United States. In agriculture, manufactures, and transportation much real progress was made, but, as subsequent events proved, the pace was more rapid than was consistent with healthy...

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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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Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984)

BooksJanuary 22, 2010
Libertarian Forum existed from 1969 to 1984. It was a passionate, smart, gossipy, and often shocking newsletter that is as fresh today as when it was written.

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What Has Government Done to Our Money?

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Rothbard boils down the Austrian theory to its essentials. He shows precisely how banks create money out of thin air and how the central bank, backed by government power, allows them to get away with it.

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Honest Money

BooksMarch 6, 2010
North presents an account of the historical context for the Bible ’s teachings on money, banking, commerce, and trade...

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