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George Ford Smith

Tags U.S. HistoryMonetary Theory

Works Published inMises Daily ArticleThe Free Market

A former computer programmer who wrote both mainframe and PC applications, Smith now spends his time between raising his grandson and writing.

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Shays's Rebellion: The Excuse for a Centralized American State

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog10/11/2019

The so-called Founding Fathers used small-scale tax rebellions to justify their counter-revolution against the spirit of 1776, thus launching the big-tax, big-government Constitutional Convention of 1787.

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Unsound Money, Unsound Economy

The Fed

Blog09/12/2019

Central bankers like Alan Greenspan seem to think central bankers can be trusted to act with restraint. That's a risky plan, especially given that true and reliable constraints could be put on the money supply by adopting commodity money.

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Thomas Paine on Paper Money and Morality

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/29/2019

The Hamiltonians foisted a central bank on the people of the United States at the first opportunity. But Thomas Paine wasn't fooled.

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Mises Stands Between Us and 1984

Blog09/26/2017

In Human Action Mises provided a comprehensive treatment of why civilization flourishes only when liberty flourishes in every area of life.

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The Space Race Is Now "Privatized" — But You're Still Paying for It

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog09/13/2017
"Ultimately, this is going to be a huge public-private partnership," says Elon Musk, as he rakes in taxpayer money.
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