“Easy Money: Prelude to Recession” – Freeman

– March 23, 2011

“Why is the American economy plagued by recessions? The simplest way to answer this question is to focus our attention on individuals. Once we know why individual businessmen experience economic setbacks, we will have the key to understanding why the e …


“Can Government Manage the Economy?” – James Payne

– February 1, 2011

“For 98 years the federal government has been attempting to prevent asset bubbles, recessions, and spasms of unemployment. In 1913, Woodrow Wilson created the Federal Reserve System, telling the country that this new institution would be “a safeguard a …


“Transcript: GOP Response From Rep. Paul Ryan” – NPR

– January 26, 2011

“Millions of families have fallen on hard times not because of our ideals of free enterprise — but because our leaders failed to live up to those ideals; because of poor decisions made in Washington and Wall Street that caused a financial crisis, squan …


Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner, November 9 & 10, 2010

– October 22, 2010

Join hundreds of freedom’s allies at the world’s largest gathering of free market champions from the United States and around the globe. Atlas’s annual Liberty Forum has become a “must-attend” event for members of the worldwide think tank community. No …


The German Miracle: Another Look

– September 10, 2010

Earlier this summer George Soros and some leading Keynesian economists criticized what they regarded as Germany’s overly strict fiscal discipline. Yet Germany’s real output expanded at a robust 9% annual rate in the second quarter, while the U.S. econo …


“A Free-Market Monetary System”

– July 14, 2010

“When a little over two years ago, at the second Lausanne Conference of this group, I threw out, almost as a sort of bitter joke, that there was no hope of ever again having decent money, unless we took from government the monopoly of issuing money and …


I, Pencil

– June 30, 2010

“I, Pencil, simple though I appear to be, merit your wonder and awe, a claim I shall attempt to prove. In fact, if you can understand me—no, that’s too much to ask of anyone—if you can become aware of the miraculousness which I symbolize, you can help …


“Academia’s War Against Free Market Money”

– April 22, 2010

“In a confrontational and much-needed LewRockwell.com article, Prof. William Anderson launched a counter-attack against mainstream academic economists’ refusal to consider seriously the Austrian School’s theory of money. Despite the fact that Ludwig vo …


“Free Market Money – Instead of Political Manipulation”

– April 21, 2010

“Money is the most important commodity in an economic system Indeed, money ‘makes the world go ’round.’ This is because money is the general medium of exchange. We sell our products and services for money, and then use it to buy the products and servic …


An Economy of Liars

– April 20, 2010

Free markets depend on truth telling. Prices must reflect the valuations of consumers; interest rates must be reliable guides to entrepreneurs allocating capital across time; and a firm’s accounts must reflect the true value of the business. Rather tha …


The Swinging Pendulum

– April 9, 2010

On Monday, April 5, the Future of Freedom Foundation and the George Mason University Econ Society hosted a lecture1 by Dr. Richard Ebeling, professor of economics at Northwood University and former president of the Foundation for Economic Education. Dr …


“Break Up the Banks”

– March 29, 2010

“Big banks are bad for free markets. Far from being engines of free enterprise, they are conducive to what might be called ‘crony capitalism,’ ‘corporatism,’ or, in Jonah Goldberg’s provocative phrase, ‘liberal fascism.’ There is a free-market case for …