Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

The Devolution of the Dollar

The Devolution of the Dollar
From the Cato Policy Report: For more than 100 years, from roughly 1800 to 1912, the purchasing power value of the dollar under the gold-and-silver standard was essentially constant. With the creation of the Federal Reserve and its discretionary policies of the last century, however, the dollar’s...
May 22nd, 2013 | Books, History of Money, Money Timeline, Resources | Read More

The Myth of Fed Independence

The Myth of Fed Independence
by Murray N. Rothbard [Excerpted from The Case Against The Fed.] By far the most secret and least accountable operation of the federal government is not, as one might expect, the CIA, DIA, or some other super-secret intelligence agency. The CIA and other intelligence operations are under control of...
March 4th, 2013 | Books, Resources | Read More

Forbes Review: Roads to Sound Money

Forbes Review: Roads to Sound Money
by Ralph Benko The only plank remaining under notable discussion from either national convention platform of 2012 is the GOP platform’s call for a national monetary commission.  Although widely reported as a call for a new “Gold Commission”, the actual text calls for a “commission to investigate...
December 3rd, 2012 | Books, Resources | Read More

Thanks to Kurt Schuler for this new book about Bretton Woods and the origins of the IMF

Thanks to Kurt Schuler for this new book about Bretton Woods and the origins of the IMF
In the introduction to this e-book, Steve H. Hanke and former executive director of the IMF, Jacques de Larosière write ”It has been almost seventy years since Bretton Woods, New Hampshire hosted one of the world’s most important financial conferences. The Bretton Woods conference was a star-studded...
November 14th, 2012 | Books, Resources | Read More

There’s Still a Case for Gold

There’s Still a Case for Gold
by Ron Paul Thirty years after its first publication in 1982, The Case for Gold remains remarkably timely. The Case for Gold is the minority report of the U.S. Gold Commission and lays out a thorough and comprehensive defense of sound money. Today, The Case for Gold remains a timeless piece of...
November 9th, 2012 | Books, Resources | Read More