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How Paper Money Turns Governments into Predators

October 9th, 2023 • Aside from stealing your life savings and launching depressions, one of the nastier features of paper money is what it does to governments. In short, paper money transforms governments from parasite to predator. Because once a government can print what i

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Inflationary Growth is Fake News

October 6th, 2023 • We live in an era of macroeconomic superstition. Much of what commentators think they know about monetary policy just ain’t so. A recent example is the purported link between economic growth and inflation. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, David

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Against a 3 Percent Inflation Target

September 4th, 2023 • There is no good reason to accept a higher inflation target. All the arguments for it rely on dark-age macroeconomics, which should have stayed buried with the stagflation of the 1970’s.

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The Monetary Mistakes Behind the Downfall of Cleopatra and the Last Dynasty of Ancient Egypt

August 23rd, 2023 • It turns out that Egypt was no exception to the rule that governments can’t be trusted with money.

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Inflation Is a Giant "Skim" on the American People

August 18th, 2023 • Simply put, inflation is a giant “skim”—perpetrated in a symbiosis of money creation by bankers and government-affiliated central bank bureaucrats, the two institutions with the power to create money from nothing. Inflation creates a nice, cushy exi

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Specie Money: The Forgotten Currency

August 17th, 2023 • With inflation still at high levels, it is becoming overwhelmingly evident to Americans that Federal Reserve notes steadily depreciate in value as a form of currency. For example, an item that cost a silver dollar in 1913 – the year the Federal Reserve

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The Fed Hits 3,000 Percent Inflation

August 15th, 2023 • The U.S. economy was pushed to extremes during the pandemic recession and subsequent recovery. The unemployment rate peaked at 14.7 percent, the highest in the post-World War II period. Inflation reached its highest rate in 40 years, prompting the Fed to

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How to Return to the Gold Standard

August 15th, 2023 • The Major Obstacle to Monetary Reform Is Ideological

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The Roman Emperor Who Tried to Bring Monetary ‘Reform’ to the Empire—and Failed Miserably

August 8th, 2023 • The lesson of Aurelian? Beware of false reformers.

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SMDL Policy Director Joins The Gold Exchange Podcast to Discuss Sound Money in the States

August 8th, 2023 • Jp Cortez, policy director of the Sound Money Defense League, joins Keith and Ben of The Gold Exchange Podcast to discuss sound money related legislative battles across the country in 2023, the constitutionality of money, and more

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