Gold versus Fractional Reserves

Booms and BustsThe FedGold StandardMonetary Theory

3 hours agoMises Daily Articles
A dual currency system could eventually permit a smooth transition back to a sound gold currency.

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How to Beam Factories to Mars

Taxes and Spending

Blog6 hours ago
Would the option of trading with Earth matter to the Martians? Of course it would — in spite of what Paul Krugman thinks.

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The Christiana Resistance: The First Shots of the Civil War

U.S. History

6 hours agoAudio/Video
Chris Calton looks at one of the first episodes of armed resistance to the Fugitive Slave Acts.

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The Christian Ethics Behind the Pilgrims' Rejection of Communism

SocialismU.S. Economy

Blog11 hours ago
The Pilgrims' original communal property arrangements were foisted upon them by their colonial sponsors.

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Government Didn't Save Us From Apple's iPhone "Monopoly"

Free Markets

Blog11 hours ago
When new, high-priced products enter the market, it's the market process — and not government — that will bring prices down.

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Do We Really Need a Federal Ban on Horse Meat?

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. Economy

The federal government has banned the slaughter of horses, although horse meat was commonly used in the US just a generation ago.

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Richard Cantillon and the French Economists: Distinctive French Contributions of J.B. Say

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

11/21/2017The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The late 17th century experienced a crisis in European thought which paralleled the Scientific Revolution and led to a revolution in economic thought.


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Are Markets Really as Calm as they Seem?

Booms and BustsMoney and Banking

Given its track record, there is little reason to expect that the Fed won’t mess things up this time.

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