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Global Financial Reform & Trade Rules: The Need for Reconciliation

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A high-level task force has shown that there are a number of incompatibilities between the ability to regulate cross-border finance and disciplines under the WTO and the myriad ´free trade agreements´ and bi-lateral investment treaties that many nations have agreed to over the past decade. See a proposal to address…

A Road to Prosperity: Part III

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Lehrman lays out 5 steps for moving to a gold-based monetary system. Not easy, but necessary. …

A Road To Prosperity: Part II

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Today inflation of the general price level (or CPI) proceeds gradually in the United States because of unemployed resources, combined with the panic demand worldwide to hold the dollar rather than spend it, or to repay debt with the money rather than to consume. …

A Road to Prosperity: Part I

A Road to Prosperity: Part I

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A gold monetary unit—for a good or service is a transparent, proportional, equitable exchange, grounded by real costs of production, namely labor, capital, and natural resources. This article makes the case for a gold standard.…

Fight the Fiat

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American economic reconstruction, grounded by the true gold standard, would lead to a resurgence of rapid growth, empowered by renewed confidence born of market expectations of a stable long-term price level. With American leadership, other nations would follow. …

The Chinese Everyman: Macroeconomics & Waistlines

The Chinese Everyman: Macroeconomics & Waistlines

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In the U.S. we see the results of consumerism as a lifestyle: the break-down of family structures, the rampant drug and alcohol use, the lack of support for quality education for our youth, the rise in violence in schools, the pressures for young people to ‘look’ adult at younger and…

Innumeracy And Economic Policy

Innumeracy And Economic Policy

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Author provides multiple examples of general innumeracy. Innumeracy is defined as a person's inability to make sense of the numbers that run their lives. Innumeracy was coined by cognitive scientist Douglas R Hofstadter in one of his Metamagical Thema columns for Scientific American in the early nineteen eighties. See…

Is the US a Democratic Fascist Nation?

Is  the US a Democratic Fascist Nation?

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A major myth about capitalism is that is characterized by a business cycle. In fact, there is no such thing. What we commonly call a business cycle is a government induced credit cycle. We live in a state of democratic fascism, which is the actual system that…

Book Ends to the Financial Crisis of 2008

Book Ends to the Financial Crisis of 2008

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The fall of the Berlin Wall provides a useful starting point for examining the public policies and private and corporate actions that led to the fall of the U.S. sub-prime mortgage market. These two events are like book-ends to a chapter in history that will entice historians for centuries.…

Statism and the Small Saver

Statism and the Small Saver

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As bad as it is in the rich west, conditions for the small saver are far worse where poverty predominates. There is no chance for growth without accumulation of capital generated by the savings. The policy prescriptions of statist, western economists have only made matters worse.…

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