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Silver Money and Inflation

The FedMoney and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

05/27/2014Audio/Video
Mark Thornton explains how silver money keeps inflation in check.

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Why Central Bankers Should Not Tinker with Aggregate Prices

Global EconomyGold StandardMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

01/15/2014Mises Daily Articles
Money is a measure of value as the ruler is a measure of length. Changing the length of a ruler, or constantly manipulating the money supply, can only create chaos.The ECB doesn’t realize that constantly changing the measuring stick makes entrepreneurial decisions much more difficult?...

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The Rise and Fall of the Dollar

The FedFree MarketsGold StandardMoney and Banking

05/30/2013Mises Daily Articles
One of Mises’s followers was Jacque Rueff, the popular economic advisor to French President Charles de Gaulle...

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A Substandard Golden Rule

The FedGold StandardInterventionism

05/29/2013Mises Daily Articles
The gold “price rule" is by no means a gold standard; nor is it a cure for our monetary ills...

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FDR: Sowing the Seeds of Chaos

U.S. HistoryGold StandardInterventionism

05/16/2013Mises Daily Articles
FDR locked in a destructive worldwide régime of economic nationalism that eventually led to war.

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Lucy is Right: Insurance Should Be a Nickel

Gold Standard

05/09/2013Mises Daily Articles
Lucy's proposition that, “insurance should be a nickel,” makes perfect sense...

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Come Back to Gold

Big GovernmentFree MarketsGold Standard

04/25/2013Mises Daily Articles
Every nation, whether rich or poor, powerful or feeble, can at any hour once again adopt the gold standard.

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The Gold Standard - That Never Was

Gold Standard

03/29/2013Audio/Video
From the session on "Studies in Economic History," presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference. Recorded 22 March 2013 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama...

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The Simplicity of Sound Money

Free MarketsGold StandardMonetary Theory

03/20/2013Mises Daily Articles
Understanding today's convoluted domestic and international fiat monetary system frankly requires a great deal of time and study. In a sound money environment, on the other hand, there is little confusion or controversy...

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