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George A. Selgin

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George Selgin, 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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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

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

Recorded at Jekyll Island, Georgia; 27 February 2010.

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The Private Supply of Money

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

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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