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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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The Private Supply of Money

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

03/15/2009Mises Media
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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Get Government Out of Coin Manufacture

Free MarketsInterventionismMoney and Banking

11/04/2008Mises Daily Articles
"Great Britain's private coins were more popular than official ones, and for good reason…"
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Current Market Conditions: 28 Oct. 2008

Financial MarketsU.S. Economy

10/29/2008Mises Media
Jeffrey Tucker interviews George Selgin. Recorded 28 October 2008. [37:49]
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A Ramble 'Round Old Birmingham

Free MarketsWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

10/25/2008Mises Daily Articles
And so it happened that Birmingham became "emphatically the town of 'free trade'," where practically no restrictions, commercial or municipal, were known" (Timmins 1866, p. ??), and where the notion of free trade was even to be extended, however briefly, to the nation's coinage.
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