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Private innovation in currencies is a good thing

Private innovation in currencies is a good thing
by Matt Ridley I have a column in the Times on bitcoins and their implications for private money Bitcoins — a form of digital private money — shot up in value from $90 to $260 each after Cypriot bank accounts were raided by the State, then plunged last week before recovering some of their value....
April 22nd, 2013 | Blogs, Resources | Read More

Of Krugman & Minsky

Of Krugman & Minsky
From Azizonomics… Paul Krugman just did something mind-bending. In a recent column, he cited Minsky ostensibly to defend Alan Greenspan’s loose monetary policies: Business Insider reports on a Bloomberg TV interview with hedge fund legend Stan Druckenmiller that helped crystallize in my...
March 5th, 2013 | Blogs, Resources | Read More

Virginia Takes First Step Toward Sound Money

By Norm Singleton This week, the Virginia House of Delegates passed Delegate Bob Marshall’s HJ 590. This legislation authorizes a study of the feasibility of Virginia adopting a “metallic-based” “currency” to protect the citizens of the Old Dominion in the event of a collapse of the US Dollar....
February 11th, 2013 | Blogs, Resources | Read More

China: Money Matters

China: Money Matters
By Steve H. Hanke Contrary to what the doomsters have been telling us, China’s economy is not on the verge of collapse. As the Wall Street Journal’s man in Beijing (and my former student), Aaron Back, reported: “China’s economic growth accelerated in the fourth quarter of 2012.”...
January 22nd, 2013 | Blogs, Resources | Read More

Sweden’s War on Cash Runs Into a Wall – and a Heroic Bank

Sweden’s War on Cash Runs Into a Wall – and a Heroic Bank
by Joseph T. Salerno The war on cash in Sweden may be stalling. The anti-cash movement has been vigorously promoted by major Swedish commercial banks as well as the Riksbank, the Swedish central bank. In fact, for three of the four major Swedish banks combined, 530 of their 780 office no longer accept...
December 28th, 2012 | Blogs, Resources | Read More