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A Free Money Movement?


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Via today’s Cobden Centre article, A Free Money Movement, Antoine Clarke predicts the rise of the Free Money Movement called for by Hayek: What we now need is a Free Money Movement comparable to the Free Trade Movement ofthe 19th century, demonstrating not merely the harm caused by acute inflation, which could justifiably be argued to be avoidable even with present institutions, but the deeper effects of producing periods of stagnation that are indeed inherent in the present monetary arrangements. […]

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Razeen Sally, “Trade Policy, New Century”


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This post originally appeared on cobdencentre.org. Razeen Sally’s Trade Policy, New Century (PDF) succeeds magnificently in explaining the 21st-century case for free trade and, specifically, unilateral trade liberalisation to the interested, non-specialist reader. From the IEA home page of the book: The World Trade Organization (WTO) is failing to deliver the trade liberalisation desperately needed to bring prosperity to developing countries, according to a new study released today by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The WTO is hamstrung by a […]

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Brian Micklethwait on Toby Baxendale


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Brian Micklethwait on my colleague, Cobden Centre Chairman, Toby Baxendale: …You don’t get from seventy grand in debt at the age of twenty one to running a company that turns over a hundred million quid a year before you are even properly middle aged without having something about you. … The thing I find particularly intriguing about Toby is how his thinking in the academic sense and his business and social thinking are so deeply intertwined, which is sadly not […]

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Colloquium on Sound Money


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I subscribe to the view that our present economic and financial woes were caused by the government. Via The Cobden Centre, you can see we are working on doing something about it: Through tomorrow and Saturday, ESCP Europe and The Cobden Centre are hosting a Colloquium on Sound Money. The Colloquium is to be directed by Founding Fellow Dr Anthony J Evans and chaired by Corporate Affairs Director, Steve Baker. A team of academics, banking professionals, entrepreneurs and politicians will […]

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How to avoid future encounters with financial meltdown » The Cobden Centre


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My Cobden Centre colleague and Chief Executive of Tyler Capital, James Tyler, explains how we came close to financial collapse and what to do about it: Fractional Reserve Banking (FRB) is an inherently unstable complex system. Each and every bubble and crisis has some kind of link to FRB, going back thousands of years. Even where financial crises are caused by natural disasters (the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 being a prime example), the financial crisis only followed because banks […]

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How to destroy the British banking system


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Over at The Cobden Centre, my friend and colleague, financial engineer Gordon Kerr, explains how to destroy the British banking system through the use of derivatives which take advantage of the regulatory system, then sets out four measures to solve the problem: Nine years ago I worked as a structuring engineer in a three-man team within the investment banking unit of a major British bank. One of us was very bright. He stunned me one day with an idea as to […]

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My Journey to Austrianism via the City » The Cobden Centre


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From the article which took the Cobden Centre through 1000 views per day, My Journey to Austrianism via the City, by James Tyler: I make the market in interest rate derivatives: a market born out of the neo classical revolution in finance fostered in Chicago during the 1970s. I am a child of Freidman, Fisher Black, Myron Scholes and the modern international financial system. My analysis was steeped in the neo-classical, efficient markets paradigm. Friedman’s ideal was working. Enlightened central […]

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Ron Paul, End the Fed


US Republican Congressman and former presidential candidate Ron Paul has released End the Fed. Paul explains why we should care about central banks, how we got into the present economic mess and why the Federal Reserve should be abolished. It is a brief and enjoyable read with suggestions for more scholarly reading, some of which are on my bookshelf and within my recommendations for rethinking economics. Today, we take for granted that a government should have a monopoly on the […]

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Quite a week for The Cobden Centre


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With Dr Tim Evans joining the Cobden Centre as Chief Executive and after the publication of a number of substantial new Insight articles, it has been quite a week for The Cobden Centre. Today, Toby Baxendale has published a refutation of the mechanistic Quantity Theory of Money, the theory on which QE is based: The mainstream economists hold that the volume of money in circulation, times its velocity is equal to the prices of all goods and services added up. […]

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Can the Manipulation of Interest Rates Create Wealth? » The Cobden Centre


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An article by my Cobden Centre colleague, Toby Baxendale, exploring whether manipulating the interest rate can create real wealth: You often hear politicians and economic commentators say that we must have low interest rates to make sure the price of money is as low as possible to allow people to borrow and thus spend. This is very much the common view whatever your political outlook. The thought behind this is the Keynesian notion that one person’s spending is another person’s […]

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