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  • What caused the housing boom/bust of the mid-1890s?

    I was reading Doug French's book about the housing collapse and came across the Shiller graph showing historical home values. I'm a self-taught student of economics and don't have the background that others might. I wanted to pick the brains of the Mises community on the housing spike/collapse...
    Posted to History (Forum) by ashleycsmith85 on Thu, Feb 10 2011
  • 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
  • Looking for used Richard Maybury "Uncle Eric" books (or similar)

    My son will be turning 8 years old soon and he is exceptionally bright for his age...and he is really showing a strong interest in economics and politics. He already understands the value of collecting gold & silver over paper money, and totally understands inflation as well! During the presidential...
    Posted to General (Forum) by Erica Thomas on Wed, Jan 28 2009
  • Alexander Del Mar

    Upon reading " Money and coinage through History ", which I found to be quite exciting and left me wanting more, I discovered that substantial parts were drawn from Alexander Del Mar's book History of Monetary Systems from 1886. Sadly he doesn't show up on Wikipedia and I found few...
    Posted to History (Forum) by corpus delicti on Wed, Sep 24 2008
  • Re: Overview/Explanation of American Economic History from a Free Market/Austrian perspective

    Wow, can't believe I missed this and it only got one response. Rothbard was a great economic historian, you can refer to the following works, available at Mises for free in various digital mediums and in print at the Store. America's Great Depression Free: http://mises.org/rothbard/agd.pdf Print...
    Posted to History (Forum) by liberty student on Fri, Jul 18 2008
  • History of Gold as Money?

    I am currently reading Murray Rothbard's "What Has Government Done To Our Money? & The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar". I recently came upon a curios passage that states the following: "I need not go through the familiar but fascinating story of how gold and silver were selected...
    Posted to History (Forum) by 2220 on Wed, May 28 2008
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