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  • Ford worker's buying power - 1914 vs. today

    I heard a statement from Peter Schiff yesterday and I’m having some trouble thinking about it. The average Ford worker in Henry Ford’s era (1914) earned approximately $5 per day in wages – the equivalent of 1.25 ounces of gold per week. The average Ford worker today earns approximately...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by JH2011 on Tue, Oct 4 2011
  • Robert Wenzel's case for gold at $25,000/ounce

    http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2011/08/case-for-25000-per-ounce-gold.html I came across the above link (article text below) on Robert Wenzel's site yesterday. My comments are in bold & italics. I'm hoping some people will want to address my questions or make additional comments. Gold...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by JH2011 on Tue, Aug 16 2011
  • Dont p&%$ down my back and tell me its raining...

    In Professor Carroll Quigley's work The Evolution of Civilizations Quigley outlined what he called the 7 stages of historical change within a civilization being mixture, gestation, expansion, conflict, universal empire, decay and invasion. Near the books conclusion Quigley states that: “At...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by thevanguardmind on Tue, May 3 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
  • Inspiration for Master Thesis Topic - Thorsten Polleit - Monetary Economics

    Hey all, I will be about to write my master thesis with Thorsten Polleit as first corrector. His page on mises.org: http://mises.org/articles.aspx?AuthorId=793 Do you have any inspiration for us regarding an interesting topic that is worth to be investigated? Best regards Alex
    Posted to General (Forum) by tschyross on Sat, Oct 9 2010
  • Advice about paying on a loan.

    I would like some financial advice from some people that understand inflation and how it effects personal debt. I know that the intent of this forum is not for people just looking for financial advice, but I think that discussion in this area would be beneficial to more than just me. I am a recent college...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by sritchie27 on Sun, Mar 14 2010
  • the economy when us currency was tied closer to gold?

    The deflation-versus-inflation debate emerges as the flavor-of-the-day....of continuing deflation before any real inflation sets in. That makes gold's price performance a tough call, he tells The Gold Report , because we have no history to help us understand how gold behaves in a real deflationary...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by sthomper on Sat, Nov 28 2009
  • Re: Austrian Perspective on the Fall of Rome?

    I don't know any books on this subject. However there's a mp3 accompanied with a transcript of Joseph R. Peden's lecture "Inflation and the Fall of the Roman Empire," given at the Seminar on Money and Government in Houston, Texas, on October 27, 1984. I've listend to it and...
    Posted to History (Forum) by Sisa Lova Mis on Mon, Sep 14 2009
  • If GOLD is the sought after GOLD Standard....Why would I

    Hello, Perhaps this is a bit odd, or convoluted but I tend to question the obvious at times. So first a little emperical ground work and some simple guidelines. I'll try to write this in simple generalalities, so give me a brake on the fine points for the time being and as well, think big picture...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Peghead on Tue, Jul 28 2009
  • Re: Defining Inflation

    if a specie money is being used and there is an increase in specie....that would seem to be an increase of the money supply which according to many at the mises site is also called inflation. if circulating paper (or electronic) titles to specific weights of gold/specie are increased beyond the total...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by sthomper on Tue, Jun 2 2009
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