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What Has Government Done to Our Money? by Murray Rothbard

What Has Government Done to Our Money?

When this gem first appeared in 1963, it took the form of a small paperback designed for mass distribution. Innumerable economists, investors, commentators, and authors have learned from this book through the decades. After fifty years, it remains the...

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What Has Government Done to Our Money? - Digital Book

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Rothbard's most famous monetary essay.

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What Has Government Done to Our Money?

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Rothbard boils down the Austrian theory to its essentials. He shows precisely how banks create money out of thin air and how the central bank, backed by government power, allows them to get away with it.

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What Has Government Done to Our Money?

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Rothbard's most famous monetary essay.

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What Has Government Done to Our Money and The Case For a 100 Percent Gold Dollar - MP3 CD

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Here is the book that fully explains the origins and effects of the money and banking cartel, and what happened in US history to transform the dollar from something that was as good as gold into nothing but a scrap of paper whose value is dependent on political appointees.

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What Has Government Done to Our Money and The Case For a 100 Percent Gold Dollar - Audiobook

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Here is the book that fully explains the origins and effects of the money and banking cartel, and what happened in US history to transform the dollar from something that was as good as gold into nothing but a scrap of paper whose value is dependent on political appointees.

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Preface to What Has Government Done to Our Money?

Audio/VideoSeptember 8, 2006
From the book What Has Government Done to Our Money? Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach.

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I. Introduction to What Has Government Done to Our Money?

Audio/VideoSeptember 15, 2006
From the book What Has Government Done to Our Money? Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach .

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Preface to What Has Government Done to Our Money?

Mises DailySeptember 8, 2006
Guido Hülsmann writes: What Has Government Done to Our Money? is an outstanding example of Rothbard's creative mind at work. In fact, it is probably the most brilliant introduction to monetary theory ever written, presenting both the foundation of monetary theory and exploring the role of the...

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What Has Government Done to Our Money? and The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar

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The Mises Institute is pleased to present this very beautiful hardbound edition of Rothbard's most famous monetary essay.

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What Has Government Done to Our Families?

Mises DailyJanuary 5, 2003
The fate of families and children in Sweden shows the truth of Ludwig von Mises's observation that "no compromise" is possible between capitalism and socialism, writes Allan Carlson. He shows how the welfare state's growth can be viewed as the transfer of the "dependency" function from families to...

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What Has Government Done to Our Money? Panel Discussion

Audio/VideoOctober 8, 2014
Some of the questions asked of the panel were: What is the connection between the Fed and the current crisis?, What is the business cycle?, Does IP qualify as socialization? and, Is the housing bubble worldwide?

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What Has Government Done to Our Money?

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In this seminar, students will explore the fascinating phenomenon of money. What is money? How did it come about? What is its function? Should the government be involved with it, or should it be left to the market? Mises Institute scholars will answer all these questions, using clear explanations and helpful examples. They will also discuss the modern...

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What Has Government Done to Our Money?

BlogSeptember 24, 2003

Is the weak dollar, like steel tariffs, simply another political strategy out of Karl Rove's playbook? Today...

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What has SCO done to our GNU/Linux?

BlogJanuary 23, 2004

Last March, SCO, a Utah-based software company sued IBM over what amounted to breach of contract — code from a joint-project between the two companies was...

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What Can Be Done?

Online Text Chapter from The Case Against the Fed

It should by now be all too clear that we cannot rely upon Alan Greenspan, or any Federal Reserve Chairman, to wage the good fight against the chronic inflation that has wrecked our savings, distorted our currency, levied hidden redistribution of income and wealth, and brought us devastating booms and busts. Despite the Establishment propaganda, Greenspan, the Fed, and the private commercial bankers are not the “inflation hawks” they like to label themselves. The Fed and the banks are not part of the solution to inflation; they are instead part of the problem.

I. Introduction by Murray Rothbard

Online Text Chapter from What Has Government Done to Our Money?

Few economic subjects are more tangled, more confused than money. Wrangles abound over "tight money" vs. "easy money," over the roles of the Federal Reserve System and the Treasury, over various versions of the gold standard, etc. Should the government pump money into the economy or siphon it out? Which branch of the government? Should it encourage credit or restrain it? Should it return to the gold standard? If so, at what rate? These and countless other questions multiply, seemingly without end.

Murray N. Rothbard

Murray N. Rothbard

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Murray N. Rothbard, a scholar of extraordinary range, made major contributions to economics, history, political philosophy, and legal theory. He developed and extended the Austrian economics of Ludwig von...

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What Has Government Done to Our Money?

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III. Government Meddling With Money

Audio/VideoSeptember 30, 2006
From the book What Has Government Done to Our Money? Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach .

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