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

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

11/15/2010Audio/Video
Recorded at the Mises Circle at Furman University on November 13th, 2010. PPT

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Less Than Zero: The Case for a Falling Price Level in a Growing Economy

03/19/2010Mises Daily Articles
[Introduction to Less Than Zero: The Case for a Falling Price Level in a Growing Economy ]

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The Fed's Dismal Record

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

02/28/2010Audio/Video
Recorded at Jekyll Island, Georgia; 27 February 2010.

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The Private Supply of Money

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

03/15/2009Audio/Video
The Private Supply of Money, presented by Prorfessor George A. Selgin, author of Good Money, a history of private coinage in Britain during the industrial revolution. He explains that the total privatization of money is not a far-flung idea but rather an

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Guilty as Charged

The FedMonetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

11/07/2008Mises Daily Articles
Even zero inflation is too much when an economy is experiencing overall improvements in productivity. Sound policy in that case calls for deflation at minus the rate of productivity growth.

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