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Gold Standards: True and False

Money and BanksGold StandardMonetary Theory

07/24/2015Audio/Video
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 24 July 2015.

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Central Banks and Our Dysfunctional Gold Markets

Gold StandardMoney and BankingPrices

07/23/2015Mises Daily Articles
Gold prices are subject to manipulation in a variety of ways from the private sector, central banks, and governments. To see how gold fits into markets, we must look to see how "official" and "unoffocial" prices for the yellow metal are being shaped.

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Gold and Economic Inequality

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

06/16/2015Mises Daily Articles
Both Republicans and Democrats think they can tinker their way to creating an economy with less inequality. Both sides miss the point, and ignore the central role of government fiat money in the problem.

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A Portrait of the Classical Gold Standard

World HistoryGold StandardMoney and Banking

04/06/2015Mises Daily Articles
While not at all perfect, the classical gold standard of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century facilitated some of the greatest leaps in economic prosperity ever witnessed. Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna surveys the views of central bankers and economists of the time.

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Is Russia Planning a Gold-Based Currency?

Global EconomyWar and Foreign PolicyGold Standard

02/06/2015Mises Daily Articles
Backed into a corner and facing grim economic prospects, the Russian government may conclude that its best bet is to adopt some type of gold standard. The resulting panic in the West would be interesting to watch.

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There is No Free Market in America | Part One

Free MarketsMoney and BanksGold Standard

01/26/2015Audio/Video
Interviewed by host Elijah Johnson , Mark Thornton explains how the Austrian view of economics contrasts with the mainstream view, how you cannot have a truly free market without sound money, and how competing currencies could benefit our economy now. This is part one of a two part interview.

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Switching to Sound Money Before it's too Late

Global EconomyGold Standard

01/05/2015Audio/Video
Patrick Barron discusses how switching to sound money could change the global economy for the better.

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Post Mortem on the Swiss Gold Initiative

Global EconomyMoney and BanksGold Standard

12/03/2014Mises Daily Articles
The Swiss gold initiative has failed, and although it was portrayed as a very radical bill by supporters of fiat money, it was a very mild effort that would not have done much to limit the Swiss central bank.

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A Golden Opportunity for Switzerland

Global EconomyGold StandardMoney and Banking

11/25/2014Mises Daily Articles
The Swiss are set to vote on a new initiative requiring the central bank to keep at least 20 percent of its assets in gold." How would such a measure be enacted and how would it affect Switzerland's economy?

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Money, Subjective Value, and Gold

Gold StandardMoney and Banking

10/30/2014Mises Daily Articles
The quasi-gold standard promoted by Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames in their new book has more in common with the Bretton Woods system than with the classical gold standard.

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