Money & Banking

Ludwig Von Mises, The Austrian Theory of Money, Banking, and the Business Cycle

What should have been a minor economic downturn became the Great Depression because government interventions prevented the market process from working.

Ludwig Von Mises explained why with his Austrian theory of Money, Banking, and the Business Cycle.

Money and Liquidity

Money and Liquidity

Perhaps the money of the future isn’t some sophisticated crypto token, but a private promise to consume a widely used service. 

Liberate Money From The State

Liberate Money From The State

I know that it’s good to have alternatives to government-created currencies. The dollar’s value is only backed by politicians’ promises. I sure won’t trust those.

What Makes Money Trustworthy?

What Makes Money Trustworthy?

I don’t trust politicians, generally, but I especially don’t trust them with money. Since the U.S. went off the gold standard, the dollar has lost 80 percent of its value.

John Allison on the Financial Crisis

John Allison on the Financial Crisis

John Allison, former CEO & Chairman of BB&T and current president of Cato, talks on the financial crisis and the philosophy of Ayn Rand at the Adam Smith Institute’s first Ayn Rand Lecture at Drapers’ Hall.

Interest Rates Need to Tell the Truth

Interest Rates Need to Tell the Truth

In the middle of July 2018, President Donald Trump said in an interview that he was “not happy” with the Federal Reserve nudging up interest rates and threatening economic growth in the United States. At the recent Jackson Hole, Wyoming, meeting of global central bank...

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