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A Genuine Gold Dollar vs. the Federal Reserve

The FedGold Standard

The fiat money-fueled global economy continues to unravel — just as Austrian economists have long predicted. In A Genuine Gold Dollar vs. the Federal Reserve , Murray Rothbard masterfully picks apart the arguments made by Keynesians and Monetarists of both parties.

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What Has Government Done to Our Money?

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

In this audio book, Rothbard shows precisely how banks create money out of thin air and how the central bank, backed by government power, allows them to get away with it.

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Gold Standards: True and False

Money and BanksGold StandardMonetary Theory

Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 24 July 2015.

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Central Banks and Our Dysfunctional Gold Markets

Gold StandardMoney and BankingPrices

07/23/2015Mises Daily Articles
Gold prices are subject to manipulation in a variety of ways from the private sector, central banks, and governments. To see how gold fits into markets, we must look to see how "official" and "unoffocial" prices for the yellow metal are being shaped.

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Gold and Economic Inequality

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

06/16/2015Mises Daily Articles
Both Republicans and Democrats think they can tinker their way to creating an economy with less inequality. Both sides miss the point, and ignore the central role of government fiat money in the problem.

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A Portrait of the Classical Gold Standard

World HistoryGold StandardMoney and Banking

04/06/2015Mises Daily Articles
While not at all perfect, the classical gold standard of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century facilitated some of the greatest leaps in economic prosperity ever witnessed. Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna surveys the views of central bankers and economists of the time.

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Is Russia Planning a Gold-Based Currency?

Global EconomyWar and Foreign PolicyGold Standard

02/06/2015Mises Daily Articles
Backed into a corner and facing grim economic prospects, the Russian government may conclude that its best bet is to adopt some type of gold standard. The resulting panic in the West would be interesting to watch.

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There is No Free Market in America | Part One

Free MarketsMoney and BanksGold Standard

Interviewed by host Elijah Johnson , Mark Thornton explains how the Austrian view of economics contrasts with the mainstream view, how you cannot have a truly free market without sound money, and how competing currencies could benefit our economy now. This is part one of a two part interview.

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Switching to Sound Money Before it's too Late

Global EconomyGold Standard

Patrick Barron discusses how switching to sound money could change the global economy for the better.

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Post Mortem on the Swiss Gold Initiative

Global EconomyMoney and BanksGold Standard

12/03/2014Mises Daily Articles
The Swiss gold initiative has failed, and although it was portrayed as a very radical bill by supporters of fiat money, it was a very mild effort that would not have done much to limit the Swiss central bank.

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