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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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Banking and the State

World HistoryMoney and BankingOther Schools of Thought

02/01/2013Mises Daily Articles
Once a fiat money system has been put in place, banks and bankers have joined the vast criminal enterprise that is the state.
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Bailing Out Banks Is Inflationary

InterventionismMoney and Banking

02/22/2012Mises Daily Articles
A policy of unlimited increase in the money supply leads to a drastic debasement of the fiat currency.
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Central Banks Can Increase the Money Supply, Even If Banks Do Not Lend

The FedMoney and Banking

09/19/2011Mises Daily Articles
Banks can and do make clients shift from short-term deposits.
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The Many Euphemisms for Money Creation

Money and BankingMonetary Theory

01/18/2011Mises Daily Articles
Since the outbreak of the so-called international-credit-market crisis, euphemisms have risen to great prominence. This holds true in particular for monetary-policy experts, who are at great pains to disguise what they are doing.
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The Many Names for Money Creation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

01/03/2011The Free Market
Thanks to the doublespeak of monetary-policy experts, the launch of monetary policy leading to high inflation may not be discernible by the public at large.


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The Faults of Fractional-Reserve Banking

The FedGold StandardMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

12/23/2010Mises Daily Articles
Fiat money — or, to be more precise, its production — is already a violation of the free-market principle; and fractional-reserve banking amounts to leveraging the economic consequences of fiat money. Austrians favor a money that is freely chosen and operates by market principles.
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Fiat Money and Collective Corruption

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPhilosophy and Methodology

Recorded at The Mises Circle in Manhattan, on May 22nd, 2010. PDF [29:45]
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The Fallacy of the (Super)Neutrality of Money

InterventionismMonetary TheoryMoney and BankingOther Schools of Thought

10/23/2009Mises Daily Articles
it needs to be noted that the hypothesis of the superneutrality of money is expressive of the empiricist-positivist approach of modelling economics according to the natural sciences.
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