Topic: Monetary Policy

“Sound banking saved Canada”

– June 1, 2010

“In conjunction with Wall Street investment houses, lenders created the increasingly risky loans designed to help Americans realize the dream of homeownership, giving birth to such questionable practices as no or minimal down payments, no income docume …

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“Monetary Central Planning and the State”

– May 28, 2010

The Future of Freedom Foundation has an in-depth history of the debate over a monetary central authority. Dr. Richard Ebeling offers his stunning knowledge on the subject in a 40 part series entitled “Monetary Central Planning and the State”. To read h …

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Steve Horwitz on Monetary Equilibrium Theory

– May 28, 2010

“Professor Steve Horwitz gives a talk on Capital and Its Structure to the student of the Advanced Austrian Economics seminar in Irvington, New York.” Listen here.   Mentary Equilibrium Theory Steve Horwitz Advanced Austrian Economics Via the Foundation …

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“When Will the Eurozone Collapse?”

– May 27, 2010

“As a long-standing critic of the concept of a single European currency, I have not rejoiced at the current problems in the eurozone that threaten the very survival of the euro. Before discussing the events surrounding the Greek debt crisis further, I …

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The Recovery Starts With Sound Money – Judy Shelton

– May 27, 2010

The willingness to work for the sake of future prosperity is a universal human quality, but people must believe there is a link between effort and reward. The euro is beset with fiscal calamities that threaten its downfall, and markets in the U.S. are …

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About the Fed

– May 27, 2010

“How does monetary policy affect the U.S. economy? The point of implementing policy through raising or lowering interest rates is to affect people’s and firms’ demand for goods and services. This section discusses how policy actions affect real interes …

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“Free Banking for Zimbabwe”

– May 26, 2010

“Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation is destroying the economy, pushing more of its inhabitants into poverty and forcing millions of Zimbabweans to emigrate. Since 1997, inflation has surged by 1,030,217%, while living standards (as measured by real GDP per capi …

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Free Banking in Britain

– May 26, 2010

“Free banking, generically speaking, denotes a monetary system without a central bank, under which the issuing of currency is left to private banks. This book explores how this could work in practice by examining how this has worked historically, speci …

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Budgetary Impact of Fed’s Actions During the Crisis

– May 26, 2010

“Over the past several years, the nation has experienced its most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. To stabilize financial markets and institutions, the Federal Reserve System used its traditional policy tools to reduce s …

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“US exposed to Europe debt woes”

– May 26, 2010

“A top Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday that European debt woes pose a risk to the US economic recovery, but expressed confidence the danger of contagion was small. ‘It’s hard to see a banking crisis,’ St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President J …

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Good Money

– May 25, 2010

“This is the true and remarkable story of private coinage and banking in Britain in the early years of the Industrial Revolution (1775-1850). Making money was a business in demand. The needs of business for small denominations were changing. Merchants …

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“Monetary-Policy Disasters of the Twentieth Century”

– May 24, 2010

“The Federal Reserve System was created in 1913 and soon did what central banks almost always do: it started printing lots of money. During World War I the Bank of England inflated its money supply, and as a result a significant amount of gold flowed o …

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