Larry White on Free Banking and Gold

– March 18, 2011

Larry White gives a lecture on the benefits of Free Banking and the Gold Standard at the Cato Monetary Conference in November, 2010. Watch it here. Larry White on Free Banking and Gold  Sheldon Richman Anything Peaceful, March 8, 2011.  Via the Foundat …

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The Ideal Money

– March 16, 2011

The emergence (note I don’t say “invention”) of money stands out as one of the great boons to human economic development. Life before money was frustrating. For a mutually beneficial trade to take place, there must be a “double coincidence of wants”: U …

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“Gold and Money” – Warren Gibson

– March 2, 2011

“Nothing seems to arouse passions—pro and con—quite like suggestions that gold should once again play a role in our money. “Only gold is money,” says one side. “It’s a barbarous relic,” says the other. Let’s turn down the heat a bit and look into some …

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“Not Just Another Article Espousing the Gold Standard” – Forbes

– February 11, 2011

“America has what’s known as fiat currency. We now trust in the fallible humanity occupying the Fed and Treasury. Fiat currency has opened the door to any manner of mischief. As John Locke warned, America has left herself exposed to “the inconstant, un …

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“Mahathir Says Currency Trading ‘Silly’, Advocates Return to Peg”

– November 16, 2010

“Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who fought off an attack on the ringgit with capital controls during the Asian financial crisis, said currency trading is “silly” and the world should return to the Bretton Woods System of fixed exchan …

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“Back to a Gold Standard?”

– November 12, 2010

“The gold standard shackled central bankers to a sinking ship. When countries left the gold standard, they began to recover. Countries that were never on the gold standard had very mild recessions during the Great Depression. Why would we ever want to …

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Getting on Track

– November 12, 2010

On Wednesday, November 10, Sound Money held a panel at annual Liberty Forum hosted by Atlas. The panel featured Judy Shelton, Sean Fieler and Steven Horwitz, with Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks acting as moderator. Perhaps it is a bit self-serving to say t …

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A Return to the Gold Standard? – Richard Ebeling

– November 11, 2010

“Monetary central planning has worked no better than any other form of central planning over the last one hundred years. The world’s central bankers – just like the central planners in the old Soviet Union – just do not have the knowledge, wisdom and a …

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“Toward a Free-Market Money”

– October 27, 2010

“Despite the overwhelming evidence that markets perform best when left alone by the government, it is still virtually taken for granted that one consumer product should be completely controlled by every government in the world. One product, so ubiquito …

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“It’s Time for a 21st Century Gold Standard”

– October 11, 2010

“No monetary system, including gold, is perfect. But the evidence is that the gold standard is a recipe for lower-than-predicted federal interest rates (quelling the coming fiscal crisis); lower corporate bond rates (jobs); and lower mortgage rates (re …

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Why Gold? — Cato Journal

– September 16, 2010

By Alan Reynolds — Alternative monetary systems cannot be evaluated in isolation, but only in comparison with other arrangements. The question “why gold?” thus divides into two other questions. The first is “compared to what?” The second is “why not?” …

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The Reserve-Currency Curse — WSJ

– September 16, 2010

By John D. Mueller POLITICAL ECONOMY The Wall Street Journal   Publication Date: September 4, 1986 Since 1971 the world has suffered two great inflations and three recessions. Hopes for a world-wide economic expansion have been interrupted once again, …

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