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A Brief (and Messy) History of Modern Gold Standards

By Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna Mises Institute January 25, 2018   A Brief (and Messy) History of Modern Gold Standards   Although gold prices hit a new high in mid-January, Americans, by and large, are still reluctant about gold. They don’t quite “get it.” This incomprehension is different than that of Americans not “getting,” for example, bitcoin (as few seem […]

A Brief (and Messy) History of Modern Gold Standards

The Euro Might Destroy Europe

The Euro Might Destroy Europe

By David Gordon Mises Institute January 8, 2018   The Euro Might Destroy Europe   As Joseph Stiglitz sees matters, the euro suffers from a fatal flaw. The euro is the currency of 19 European countries; and common money blocks efforts of nations that, according to Stiglitz, need to devalue their currencies. More generally, attempts to […]


Democracy Is A Front For Central Bank Rule

Donald Trump and the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center February 27, 2017   Donald Trump and the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors     With the announcement earlier this week that Federal Reserve Board of Governors member Daniel Tarullo will resign effective April 5, 2017, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will likely find itself in a highly […]


Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and What You’re Not Being Told About Trump’s Travel Ban

By Alice Salles The Anti-Media January 31, 2017   Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and What You’re Not Being Told About Trump’s Travel Ban     President Donald Trump’s decision to bar nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States for 90 days prompted one of the largest protests America has seen since anti-Iraq war […]

Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and What You’re Not Being Told About Trump’s Travel Ban

Democracy Is A Front For Central Bank Rule

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Central Banking and Total War

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center September 28, 2016   The Symbiotic Relationship Between Central Banking and Total War     The following is the prepared version of a speech delivered at the Ron Paul Institute Conference in Sterling, VA. I am here today to talk about one of the most important, but also most […]


An Open Letter to Donald Trump on Economic Policy

LewRockwell.com July 18, 2016   An Open Letter to Donald Trump on Economic Policy   We the undersigned urge you, the presumptive Republican nominee for President, to support a rebirth of free-market capitalism in the U.S. You have said repeatedly that you want to make American great again. We agree with you. And we assert […]

An Open Letter to Donald Trump on Economic Policy

Central Banks Should Stop Paying Interest on Reserves

By Brendan Brown Mises.org February 23, 2016   Central Banks Should Stop Paying Interest on Reserves   In 2008, the Federal Reserve began paying interest on reserve balances held on deposit at the Fed. It took more than seven decades from the US leaving the gold standard — in 1933 — for the fiat regime to […]


A Portrait of the Classical Gold Standard

By Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna Mises.org April 6, 2015   A Portrait of the Classical Gold Standard   “The world that disappeared in 1914 appeared, in retrospect, something like our picture of Paradise,” wrote the economist Cecil Hirsch in his June 1934 review of R.W. Hawtrey’s classic, The Art of Central Banking (1933). Hirsch bemoaned the loss […]


Is Russia Planning a Gold-Based Currency?

By Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna Mises.org February 6, 2015   Is Russia Planning a Gold-Based Currency?   The “perfect-storm” of geopolitical instability, diplomatic isolation, severe currency depreciation, and economic decline now confronting Russia has profoundly damaged Moscow’s international standing, and possibly for the long-term. Yet, it is precisely such conditions that may push the country’s leadership into […]


A Golden Opportunity for Switzerland

By Thorsten Polleit Mises.org   A Golden Opportunity for Switzerland   The Initiative The referendum on the Swiss Gold Initiative will take place on November 30.1 The Initiative demands the following: (1) The Swiss National Bank (SNB) shall be prohibited from selling any of its gold reserves; (2) the SNB’s gold reserves must be stored […]

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The Myth of the Unchanging Value of Gold

Source: https://mises.org By Joseph T. Salerno   The Myth of the Unchanging Value of Gold   According to mainstream economics textbooks, one of the primary functions of money is to measure the value of goods and services exchanged on the market. A typical statement of this view is given by Frederic Mishkin in his textbook […]