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Robert Blumen

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Robert Blumen, a software engineer with a background in financial applications. Blumen, who lives in San Francisco, has a physics degree from Stanford University and writes frequently for,, and other sites. He has spoken at economic and finance conferences on Austrian economics, and he is the editor of the podcast Software Engineering Radio.

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Will Central Bankers Become Central Planners?

The FedWar and Foreign PolicyGold Standard

07/31/2006Mises Daily Articles
To the extent that government agencies own a portion of the stock market they are engaged in central planning.
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The Organization of Debt into Currency: On the Monetary Thought of Charles Holt Carroll

04/27/2006Mises Daily Articles
Charles Holt Carroll defended sound money in a blazing series of essays appearing in the latter decades of the 19th century. They are collected in the book, Organization of Debt into Currency and Other Papers --newly online.
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Real Bills, Phony Wealth

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryValue and Exchange

06/08/2005Mises Daily Articles
The Real Bills Doctrine (RBD) has a long and controversial history, writes Robert Blumen. Many of the key concepts originated with the monetary crank John Law.
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Weimar and Wall Street

Financial MarketsU.S. Economy

09/21/2004Mises Daily Articles
Periods of hyper-inflation are also periods of mass insanity, writes Robert Blumen.
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Debt and Delusion

Financial MarketsTaxes and SpendingCapital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

08/11/2004Mises Daily Articles
The economic purpose of capital markets is to provide a nexus between savers and borrowers for the financing of productive investment, writes Robert Blumen.
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