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  • Fed Policy Caused Financial Crisis?

    Was the Federal Reserve's monetary policy the proximal cause of the financial crisis of 2007-2008? Also, what are the best free market sources for information and argumentation on this mechanism (e.g. published papers, data, forecasted predictions, etc)?
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Austen on Sun, Nov 18 2012
  • Fractional Reserve Banking and Maximizing Liberty

    I understand the rational behind full reserve banking, but would banning fractional reserve banking be right? What if someone wants their money to be lent out with only fractional reserves kept? Wouldn't banning fractional reserves be similar to occupational liscensure or drug prohibition? There...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Prescience500 on Wed, Aug 8 2012
  • charging interest in a system with a gold standard

    What is the mechanism whereby interest is charged on borrowing money, in a system with a relatively fixed money supply? Assume there is $1k in the system. I borrow $100 at 1% interest. Where does the $1 i pay in interest, come from? What if 50% interest? quick answers appreciated. thanks.
    Posted to General (Forum) by copycat042 on Fri, Jun 29 2012
  • The Modern Day US Banking System

    I am trying to wrap my head around the current US banking system and it is very difficult. I have read books by Ron Paul, What has government done to our money by Rothbard, Economics in One Lesson by Hazlitt, and various other articles and books. But I cannot seem to find much literature specifically...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by tcostel on Sat, May 26 2012
  • Ron Paul's Book 'End the Fed' Discussion

    Hello all. This is my first post at the Mises Forum. In the last few month I've taken interest in Austrian economics. I'm just about fininshed with Robert Murphy's Lessons for the Young Economists . I've read Murphy's Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Jarrett Cooper on Sun, Jan 15 2012
  • interest and the bible

    The bible prohibits interest. Could we also claim that interest is the cause of all this debt and fake money being built up over the last 40 years leading to the final straw that broke the camels back in 2008. That being said, how would interest free banks work in a free banking system. And is rothbard...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Constittuionalist on Wed, Oct 5 2011
  • Thinking correctly about Bitcoin

    An essential feature of the standard attack against Bitcoin is to point to the price charts generated by a single Bitcoin exchange and then use that as definitive proof of Bitcoin's unsuitability for any purpose. The attack uses these single source charts to 'prove' that Bitcoin is a mania...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Irdial on Tue, Aug 30 2011
  • 10 Signs That Americans are Starting to Freak Out About the Economy (it's about time!)

    10 Signs That The American People Are Starting To Freak Out About The Condition Of The Economy All over America, restlessness and frustration are growing. It has now been almost three years since the great financial crash of 2008, and yet the U.S. economy is still a complete and total mess. In fact,...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Freedom4Me73986 on Mon, Jul 18 2011
  • Do Time Deposits create money?

    I have been looking around on this site for an answer to such a question, but I cannot a definite one. By time deposit I mean this: The depositor puts $100 in the bank, but cannot touch it for say 5 years. During that period, the bank loans out the $100. After 5 years, assuming the bank did not make...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by tcostel on Fri, Jun 17 2011

    I was wondering if anyone has used or is using this service? From what I can see it is like a gold backed paypal. Would be very nice if it was legit. Any thoughts?
    Posted to General (Forum) by C. Blake Barber on Sun, Jun 12 2011
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