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Should Your Community Print its own Currency?

Should Your Community Print its own Currency?

Posted on 10. Sep, 2009 by .

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Did you know that printing and distributing local currency is completely legal? Under certain circumstances your local city could print its own currency – and because of the current economic conditions many are. First, the rules: The currency can’t resemble a US dollar Only paper currency can be printed – no coins allowed Any income […]

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A Feel Good Book for a Financial Crisis

Posted on 23. Jun, 2009 by .

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A lot of businesses have been getting bailout money.  One organization that won’t need any would be the Ayn Rand Institute.  Apparently the financial crisis has led to a spike in the sales of Ayn Rand’s tome Atlas Shrugged.  Be sure to pick up your copy today.

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In Defense of Doing Nothing

Posted on 27. May, 2009 by .

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The Cato Institute recently released a text of a speech by Jeffrey Miron entitled “In Defense of Doing Nothing“ about the recent government bailouts.  Miron is a fellow at the Cato Institute and a professor of economics at Harvard University.  In his speech he makes the case that the bailout are the wrong course for […]

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The Economy and the Bailout

The Economy and the Bailout

Posted on 03. Jan, 2009 by .

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The economy is usually a pretty popular topic in the news, because is truly touches everybody. With the crises that have hit in the last year or so, the economy has become even more popular than usual. Plenty of people provide advice and opinion about what is going to happen in the future and what […]

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Brookings Take on the Financial Crisis

Posted on 29. Dec, 2008 by .

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Here’s a video from the Brookings Institution about the economic crisis.  I can’t say I agree with everything and I find the Cato videos to be more informative (call it bias).  I still thought it was worth watching.  Barry Bosworth is fiscal policy expert and worked in the Carter administration (his CV is available here). […]

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