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What is the connection between the IMF and the Ukraine crisis?

Judy Shelton writes in the Wall Street Journal: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” Former White House Chief of Staff and now Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s brazen credo comes to mind as the Obama administration tries to link emergency financial aid for Ukraine with changes...
March 14th, 2014 | Uncategorized | Read More

Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Charles Plosser is right to be worried

The dangers of relying on printing money to solve economic problems led Charles Plosser to become more vocal.   He argued that  “The best thing the U.S. can do for the global economy is have a strong economy itself…over the longer run that will make for a much healthily world economy.” Returning...
March 7th, 2014 | Uncategorized | Read More

Fighting monetary inflation: easier in Argentina?

An Argentine Think Tank, Fundación Libertad y Progreso, has produced a short You Tube video on the causes of price inflation.  It has been viewed over 300,000 times.  You can see it here Who is to blame for price increases? (in Spanish) The popularity of the government is suffering as the population...
January 10th, 2014 | Uncategorized | Read More

Is Price Deflation a Possibility in the Near US Future?

Those of us who experienced the destructive effects of monetary inflation have the reason to be surprised when pro-free market think tanks appear to defend easy money policies.    This new piece by John H. Makin, Beware The Monetary Cliff from AEI, does just that.  His fears: Over the past two years,...
October 30th, 2013 | Uncategorized | Read More

Hayek contributions give a forward push to Bitcoin

In an article published by CNBC, Frank Schaeffler, a member of the German parliament’s Finance Committee, is quoted as saying: ”We should have competition in the production of money. I have long been a proponent of Friedrich August von Hayek scheme to denationalize money. Bitcoins are a...
August 21st, 2013 | Future of Money, Money Timeline, Resources, Uncategorized | Read More