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  • Does Fractional Reserve banking involve wealth transfer to borrowers?

    Fractional reserve banking is like counterfeiting, right? It effectively allows banks to print money, transferring wealth to themselves (and government) through the process of inflation. But since the people borrowing from the banks are early recipients of the newly printed money, they too would benefit...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by MadMiser on Mon, Oct 31 2011
  • Shorting the Dollar?

    So after reading Peter Schiff's "Crash Proof" i really want to start investing and hedge against inflation before the dollar collapses but being a student only working 5 hours a week, thousands of dollars in debt and not a lot of money to invest with. I was thinking about pulling out a...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by iPedrito on Sat, Jan 29 2011
  • Deflation and lending

    I had posted some questions, prompted by my thoughts on "the paradox of thrift". I found that it seemed to be moving more toward a discussion than the question format, so I decided to open this related post. I'm fairly new to Austrian economics (or any economics for that matter), but my...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Rob on Sat, Mar 27 2010
  • When will Austrians start the heavy lifting?

    I am no scholar, I am Joe six pack, though I don’t drink. I have learned much from the Mises.org web site. Yet at this time of great crisis I feel as though most Austrians have been content to sit out of the current fight. With the exceptions of Ron Paul, Tom Woods and Peter Schiff where are the...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Mike on Wed, Feb 10 2010
  • Natural economic order

    First of all, I would like to introduce myself. I am a computer programmer from the Netherlands. I am working on a theory of money and banking derived from the "Natural Economic Order" of Silvio Gesell. "Natural Economic Order" clearly states that the root the economic and monetary...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by niphtrique on Fri, Oct 3 2008
  • How much money does the federal government get from Fed?

    It's a central tenet of the Mises community that the Federal Reserve is the fuel of the federal governments fire. Well, how much inflated money does the federal government recieve from the Federal Reserve system?
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Trianglechoke7 on Sat, Sep 13 2008
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