Money and Banking

About this Collection

As modern economics began to emerge in the late 18th century money and banks quickly became the focus of much attention. Of particular interest were questions about the proper role of government in the issuing of coins, the regulation of interest rates, and other banking activities.

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Quotes

Money & Banking

Adam Smith on money as an instrument of commerce as well as a measure of value

Adam Smith

Money & Banking

Alexander Hamilton on the Constitutionality of a National Bank

Alexander Hamilton

Money & Banking

Bagehot on Government, the banking system, and moral hazard (1873)

Walter Bagehot

Money & Banking

Bagehot on the monopoly central bank (1873)

Walter Bagehot

Money & Banking

David Ricardo on the “mere increase of money” (1809)

David Ricardo

Economics

David Ricardo, Paper Money, and the Abuse of Power

David Ricardo

Money & Banking

Ludwig von Mises argues that sound money is an instrument for the protection of civil liberties and a means of limiting government power (1912)

Ludwig von Mises

Money & Banking

Ludwig von Mises identifies the source of the disruption of the world monetary order as the failed policies of governments and their central banks (1934)

Ludwig von Mises

Money & Banking

Ludwig von Mises lays out five fundamental truths of monetary expansion (1949)

Ludwig von Mises

Money & Banking

Mises on classical liberalism and the gold standard (1928)

Ludwig von Mises

Money & Banking

Mises on the gold standard as the symbol of international peace and prosperity (1949)

Ludwig von Mises

Money & Banking

Mises on the State Theory of Money (1912)

Ludwig von Mises

Money & Banking

Nassau Senior on how the universal acceptance of gold and silver currency creates a world economy (1830)

Nassau William Senior

Money & Banking

Thomas Jefferson and The National Bank Question Yet Again: 1813-1817

Thomas Jefferson

Money & Banking

William Leggett on the separation of bank and state (1837)

William Leggett