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Detlev Schlichter argues we’ll be rethinking the role of the state as the crisis deepens

In this video, Detlev Schlichter talks to Jan Skoyles of the Real Asset Company about the crisis, the benefits of cooperation and money as a key causal factor. He argues we will need to fundamentally reconsider the role of the state, as the crisis continues to develop.

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The Real Asset Company interviews Detlev Schlichter on the Austrian School and the financial crisis

Following my recent interview with The Real Asset Company, I am delighted that they have published this three-part interview with my Cobden Centre colleague, Detlev Schlichter. Here’s the first part: For ten possible solutions to the problems inherent in our present financial system, see my article here.

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Detlev Schlichter: There will be no end to ‘quantitative easing’

Official inflation is over 4 percent in the UK, so how printing more money is going to help meet a 2 percent inflation target is a bit difficult to grasp, but let us not quibble over such details. What counts is that the Bank of England is the undisputed champ of QE. After the next round of money printing, the BoE will have created new money to the tune of 20 percent of GDP, and will fund more than a […]

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Via Detlev Schlichter: Deceits and delusions – Some thoughts on the euro-crisis and democracy

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Anybody with any knowledge of economics should feel uneasy at the sight of a country where half of recorded economic activity is conducted by the state. Are such semi-socialist societies operable, and if so, for how long? Read the article via Deceits and delusions – Some thoughts on the euro-crisis and democracy. Here’s the growth of the British Government to over half of GDP: We can escape this mess towards sustainable prosperity, but that escape will require substantial reforms towards […]

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Detlev Schlichter on Start the Week with Andrew Marr shortly

Via The Cobden Centre, Detlev Schlichter, author of Paper Money Collapse: The Folly of Elastic Money and the Coming Monetary Breakdown writes: On Monday, 16th January, I will be one of four guests on Andrew Marr’s show Start the Week on BBC Radio Four. The programme will start at 9 am. There are a couple of ‘listen again’ facilities available, and the programme will also be published as a podcast. The other guests are The Economist’s Philip Coggan, whose book Paper […]

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What the Chancellor will not be discussing tomorrow: the collapse of paper money

Via the Adam Smith Institute on YouTube, Detlev Schlichter explains the thesis of his recent book, Paper Money Collapse: The Folly of Elastic Money and the Coming Monetary Breakdown: Amongst other things, Detlev is a Senior Fellow of the Cobden Centre, which I co-founded. I should very much like to believe his thesis is incorrect, but it seems to me consistent with both the literature of the Austrian School and the views of those economists I met in Salamanca in […]

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Detlev Schlichter in Parliament today

Via The second crisis of socialism: The world is facing the worst financial crisis since at least the 1930s “if not ever,” the Governor of the Bank of England said last week when he explained to an increasingly sceptical and weary public the Bank’s decision to print yet more fiat money and use it to buy yet more government bonds. I doubt that his words or his actions will do much to restore confidence. And they will not mean an […]

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