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George A. Selgin

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George Selgin is a Senior Fellow and director of the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives at the Cato Institute. Formerly a professor at the University of Georgia, he has discovered the monetary equivalent of the lost city of Atlantis. He has written a full-scale historical narrative — one that is deeply interesting and engaging — that has been largely unknown, even to scholars of the Industrial Revolution. Send him mail.

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George Selgin Critiques MMT and Debates Murphy on Free Banking

BitcoinMonetary PolicyMoney and Banking

09/28/2020Mises Media
Monetary economist George Selgin agrees with Bob on the flaws with MMT, but then the two continue their debate (started at the Soho Forum) on fractional reserve free banking.
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100 Percent Reserve Money: The Small Change Challenge

Money and Banking

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
In a free market economy from which fiduciary media are excluded, economic progress will be limited, perhaps severely, by the high cost and correspondingly limited supply of small-denomination money


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A Century of Failure: Why It's Time to Consider Replacing the Fed

Booms and BustsThe FedU.S. EconomyU.S. History

11/15/2010Mises Media
Recorded at the Mises Circle at Furman University on November 13th, 2010. PPT
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The Fed's Dismal Record

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

02/28/2010Mises Media
Recorded at Jekyll Island, Georgia; 27 February 2010.
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