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The Supply-Side Gold Standard: A Critique

Mises DailyJune 25, 2002
The present unstable financial system cannot be fixed by means of a monetary policy that targets the price of gold, argues Frank Shostak. This framework, favored by supply-siders, is likely to further destabilize the economy. What is needed is not a reversion to the bankrupt Bretton Woods system,...

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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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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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The Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle and Other Essays

BooksDecember 5, 2005
Booms and busts are not endemic to the free market, argues the Austrian theory of the business cycle, but come about through manipulation of money and credit by central banks. In this monograph, Austrian giants explain and defend the theory against alternatives. Includes essays by Mises, Rothbard,...

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Gold and the Gold Standard

BooksJune 3, 2009
Edwin Walter Kemmerer was a firm advocate of the gold standard, writing in the classical and Misesian tradition between 1923–1933, he favored hard money with convertibility domestic and international...

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Times Are Hard: On the Causes of the Business Cycle

Mises DailyApril 28, 2006
It's been said that the Fed's job is to take away the punch bowl once the party gets going. But Gene Callahan writes the Fed had filled it in the first place.

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The Gold Standard: Perspectives in the Austrian School

BooksOctober 29, 2007
The contributors to this notable anthology edited by Lew Rockwell argue for one particular sort of reform: a return to the gold standard.

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The Gold Standard and Its Future

BooksJanuary 27, 2010
This book was originally written almost immediately after the suspension of the gold standard in Great Britain, and its general tone was, of course, profoundly influenced by that event, the full consequences of which could not be foreseen at the time.

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David Andolfatto

Federal Reserve Attacks the Gold Standard

BlogDecember 1, 2014

A good sign for the future: Fed economist attacks the Gold Standard.

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Is the Gold Standard History?

Mises DailySeptember 24, 2002
What is essential for us today is to continue the research, the writing, the advocacy for sound money, for a dollar that is as good as gold, for a monetary system that is separate from the state. It is a beautiful vision indeed, writes Lew Rockwell, one in which the people and not the government...

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Gold, Peace, and Prosperity

BooksMay 21, 2007
Ron Paul maps-out a plan to bring about a dollar that is as good as gold — one that would be protected against manipulation by government and central bankers...

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Triumph of Gold

BooksOctober 9, 2012
to preserve our free society and human freedom. We shall have sound money or we shall cease to be free. Only the discipline of the gold standard will insure us sound currencies and a workable international monetary system, both essential to the preservation of the free world.

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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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Gold Is Money

BooksJune 15, 2009
Essayists argue that money is not the product of a legislative act, but the inevitable result of man's division of labor and exchange economy.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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