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Conservatives Cite Keynes Against Gold Standard

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From National Review Online's David Frum:

What the gold standard really is, fundamentally, is a rule that the nation's monetary stock should be determined, not by central bankers, but by miners. Why that should be regarded as an improvement by anyone, I cannot understand....
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Go for Gold

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Why, after years of the market's neglect of gold, is the paper money price of gold now on the rise? Would it be too far-fetched to assume that it could reflect market agents' growing concern about a forthcoming great...

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Gold: The Once and Future Money

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Publisher Wiley Business Finance has released a new book, Gold: The Once and Future Money by Nathan Lewis. Jim Puplava interviews the author on a ...

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Hazlitt on 100% Gold

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I suppose that I wasn't entirely aware of how hard-core Henry Hazlitt was on the gold question until re-reading The Inflation Crisis and How to Resolve it:

This brings us to gold. It...
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Rothbard's Bracing Plan for Gold

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To answer a reader question, I revisited Rothbard's transition plan for 100% gold. This is cut and pasted from the Mystery of Banking (Richardson and Synder, 1983), pp. 265-267.

Even though, for the past few...
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Gold Gets No Respect

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Fed Chair-in-Waiting Benjamin Bernanke is a "Great Depression Buff", reports the Wall Street Journal. Based on extensive research, he has drawn some important conclusions...

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Printing Money at a "Constant" or "Stable" Rate Won't Prevent Boom-Bust Cycles

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Money printing—even at a constant rate—is going to generate the same result as any other money printing. The reason lies in the fact that money creation transfers wealth from productive to unproductive enterprises.
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The Theory and Brief History of the US Gold Standard

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Bob explains some of the highlights of his newly released chapter for the Mises Institute book on “Understanding Money Mechanics.”
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Man, Economy, and State: Money & Its Purchasing Power with Robert Murphy

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Dr. Robert Murphy joins Jeff Deist to breakdown Rothbard's exposition of money in an Austrian framework.
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