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Lawrence H. White – What Type of Inflation Target?
“For much of monetary history, inflation targeting was unnecessary. There was no need to worry about constraining the central bank’s inflationary proclivities because no central bank existed. The quantity of basic money was constrained by the mints’ commitment to full-bodied gold and silver coinage (at least where the mint-owners lacked monopoly status or chose not […]READ MORE
Lawrence H. White – Sound Money and Free Banking
On April 19, 2010, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation and the GMU Economics Society hosted a lecture by Lawrence H. White. Dr. White presented on the subject of sound money, it’s importance and historical origins, and how a free banking system produces a more reliable currency than that of the Federal Reserve. The video of […]READ MORE
Gene Smiley – Rethinking the Great Depression
In this great little book, U.S. economic historian Gene Smiley presents the most recent economic historiography on the Great Depression. He concludes that the crisis was caused by the economic dislocations of World War I along with the attempts by the Bank of England, in conjunction with the monetary authorities of the U.S., to erect […]READ MORE
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