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There is No Free Market in America | Part One

Free MarketsMoney and BanksGold Standard

01/26/2015Audio/Video
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

01/05/2015Audio/Video
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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A Golden Opportunity for Switzerland

Global EconomyGold StandardMoney and Banking

11/25/2014Mises Daily Articles
The Swiss are set to vote on a new initiative requiring the central bank to keep at least 20 percent of its assets in gold." How would such a measure be enacted and how would it affect Switzerland's economy?...

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Money, Subjective Value, and Gold

Gold StandardMoney and Banking

10/30/2014Mises Daily Articles
The quasi-gold standard promoted by Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames in their new book has more in common with the Bretton Woods system than with the classical gold standard.

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Claudio Grass: The Upcoming Swiss Gold Referendum

Global EconomyMoney and BanksGold Standard

10/10/2014Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Claudio Grass discuss the uniquely Swiss mindset behind the upcoming Swiss gold referendum.

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The Myth of the Unchanging Value of Gold

The FedMoney and BanksGold Standard

09/07/2014The Free Market
Forbes ’s “stable and flexible” gold standard would facilitate and camouflage an inflationary expansion of the money supply that would, according to Austrians, distort capital markets and lead to asset bubbles. The motto of our current gold-price fixers seems to be: “We want...
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The Myth of the Unchanging Value of Gold

Gold StandardMonetary Theory

08/29/2014Mises Daily Articles
Many economics textbooks claim that a function of money is to measure the value of goods. In fact, the value an individual attaches to a given sum of money or to any kind of good (including gold) is based on a subjective judgment and is without physical dimensions.

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The Failure of Fixed Rates

Fiscal TheoryGold Standard

08/20/2014Mises Daily Articles
The inability of governments to maintain fixed exchange rates in the face of opposing market forces is only further proof of their impotency.

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