Gold Standard

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The Fiat Standard with Dr. Saifedean Ammous

BitcoinMoney and BanksGold StandardValue and Exchange

07/16/2021Mises Media
On the fiftieth anniversary of Nixon's gold shock, The Fiat Standard is an amazing explication of how the West fell to its current state. You don't want to miss this show, especially Saifedean's epic takedown of fiat academia at the end!
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What Did Bob Learn? Part 3 of 3

Money and BanksGold StandardPhilosophy and Methodology

06/29/2021Mises Media
Bob concludes his series on areas where he’s changed his mind. This episode covers the economics of climate change, fractional reserve banking, the US gold standard, and more.
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They Don't Hate Gold Because It's Gold. They Hate It Because It's Not Government Money.

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryGold StandardHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPrivate Property

06/16/2021Mises Media
That gold was used as money in the past is merely a historical fact. But the fact that gold was a form of private money, and thus not easily manipulated for government schemes, made it a target of countless intellectual and governmental assaults.
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They Don't Hate Gold Because It's Gold. They Hate It Because It's Not Government Money.

Free MarketsGold StandardHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPrivate Property

06/05/2021Mises Daily Articles
That gold was used as money in the past is merely a historical fact. But the fact that gold was a form of private money, and thus not easily manipulated for government schemes, made it a target of countless intellectual and governmental assaults.
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How Governments Killed the Gold Standard

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryGold StandardMonetary Theory

05/28/2021Mises Daily Articles
The gold standard disappeared because governments destroyed it. Here's how it happened. Private-sector money is always an enemy of the state.
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The Populist Case for the Gold Standard

Monetary PolicyGold StandardOther Schools of Thought

05/28/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Monetary reform leading to a gold standard, which would solve numerous problems resulting from the present fiat money order, needs to become a populist issue to enjoy success.
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Could Gold Discoveries Cause the Austrian Boom-Bust Cycle?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksGold Standard

02/25/2021Mises Media
Could new gold discoveries cause a (small) boom-bust cycle if the gold hit the loan market before other sectors? Bill Barnett and Walter Block join Bob Murphy to discuss.
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The Dollar's Reserve Currency Status Won't Last Forever

Central BanksMoney and BanksGold Standard

02/03/2021Mises Media
Americans have benefited mightily by holding and trading with the world’s reserve currency, though most people haven’t given it a thought. No one remembers when the pound sterling held this distinction a hundred years ago.
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The Monetary Approach to the Balance of Payments

Gold StandardMonetary TheorySubjectivism

01/30/2021Mises Daily Articles
Mises grounds his balance-of-payments analysis on the insight that it is a monetary concept.
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Is Gold Money?

Free MarketsMoney and BanksGold Standard

01/27/2021Mises Media
A store of value is not necessarily a medium of exchange, and in our current fiat money system, gold is not money. But it has most of the desirable properties of money, and there is much to learn form the process of how it became money in the past.
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