Topic: Sound Money Project

Money, Bank Credit and Economic Cycles

– December 9, 2009

“The economic analysis of juridical institutions has come to the fore in recent years and promises to become one of the most fruitful spheres of economics. Much of the work completed thus far has been strongly influenced by traditional neoclassical ass …

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What You Should Know About Inflation

– December 9, 2009

What You Should Know About Inflation Henry Hazlitt Excerpt provided by the Ludwig von Mises Institute Complete text found here.

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Theory of Money and Credit

– December 9, 2009

Theory of Money and Credit Ludwig von Mises Copyright 1981 by Liberty Fund Inc. Via the Library of Economics and Liberty

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Economic Myths and Irrelevancy

– December 9, 2009

Economic Myths and Irrelevancy A Minority View by Walter Williams

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The Ethics of Money Production

– December 9, 2009

The Ethics of Money Production J. Guido Hulsmann Copyright 2008 by the Ludwig von Mises Institute

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Fiat Money Inflation in France

– December 9, 2009

Fiat Money Inflation in France: How it came, what brought it and how it ended Andrew Dickinson White New York: D. Appelton & Co., 1896. Via Liberty Fund

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Where’s that Inflation

– December 9, 2009

Inflation is the result of more dollars chasing the same number of (or fewer) goods. As the Nobel laureate Milton Friedman put it, in one of his main contributions to “monetarist” economics, inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon—that is, it’s caused by an expansion in the supply of money or credit. So why haven’t we seen inflation in 2009? Are we looking in the wrong places, or is it time to update monetarist theory?

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“A Treatise on Money”

– December 9, 2009

“A Treatise on Money” Juan de Mariana via The Acton Institute Journal of Markets & Morality, Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall 2002.

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The Inflation Tax

– December 9, 2009

The Inflation Tax Greg Mankiw’s Blog Greg Mankiw

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1920-21 and the Great Depression

– December 9, 2009

Put differently: the 1920-21 episode was, in fact, a severe, though not particularly long, recession. Allowing the money supply to fall isn’t painless. Allowing the money supply to fall in an environment of severe downward wage rigidity is VERY “not painless.” The 1920-21 episode doesn’t demonstrate that deflation is harmless. It DOES demonstrate that if you have deflation, it will be less bad if you have nominal wages that are flexible downward. That recession is the best example of why Hoover’s wage policies were such a mistake.

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What Has Government Done to Our Money?

– December 9, 2009

What Has Government Done to Our Money? Murray M. Rothbard Copyright 1980 by The Ludwig von Mises Institute

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The Gold Standard as a “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval

– December 5, 2009

In this article we argue that during the period from 1870 to 1914 adherence to the gold standard was a signal of financial rectitude, a “good housekeeping seal of approval,” that facilitated access by peripheral countries to capital from the core count …

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