Money Facts and Monetary Controversies
A collection of links to sources
- Money : What it is and How it
- A series of articles by William F. Hummel.
- Conference proceedings of the Committee on International Monetary Law of the
International Law Association.
Debunking the Federal Reserve Conspiracy Theories
- A series of articles by Edward Flaherty exposing popular myths about the Federal
- Ideal Money
and Asymptotically Ideal Money by John Forbes Nash
- An article by John F. Nash, winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Economic Science
and the subject of the film A Beautiful Mind explaining his suggestions for
using an index of the prices of internationally traded commodities to fix the value
of currencies gold and silver did in the past. Alternatively the value of a currency
could depreciate in line with the inflation target of the country's central
- Single Global Currency
- The Single Global Currency Association seeks to promote the implementation of a
single global currency, with an international central bank, by the year 2025. The
website also has many links to other sites on money.
- New Economics Foundation
- The New Economics Foundation is the radical think tank. It is unique in bringing
together the ideas, people, resources and influence to challenge business-as-usual.
Its aim is to create practical and enterprising solutions to the social,
environmental and economic challenges facing the local, regional, national and global
- America's Total
- This report contains data on the growth of the US national debt over the past 70
years and proposals for its reduction. It is one of a series of Grandfather Economic Reports by Michael
Hodges on the US economic legacy to future generations.
Rationale of Central Banking by Vera C. Smith
- An online version of a book first published in 1936. It is based on Vera Smith's
PhD thesis which she produced under the supervision of Friedrich Hayek.
- A website that describes itself as "anti-state, anti-war and pro-market. Many of
its articles are on financial matters.
- The Money Masters
- This site is strongly opposed to the concept of central banking and the national
debt. It explains the long history of opposition to central banking in the US and has
links to related sites in other countries. Orders can be placed online for a two
volume video also entitled The Money Masters which starts with the development
of fractional reserve banking and the foundation of the Bank of England, and then
moves on to the the developments in other countries and in particular the history of
banking controversies in the US.
Reserve Banking as Economic Parasitism
- A scientific, mathematical & historical expose, critique, and manifesto.
- Foundation for the Advancement of Monetary
- Contains some historical material in support of the case for "honest money."
- The Ludwig von Mises Institute
- The Institute opposes statism, government spending on welfare, and central
banking, and defends the free market, private property, and sound money. It draws its
inspiration from the work of Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973), author of The Theory of
Money and Credit (1912)
- Monetary Reform.com is a website that describes itself as being for anyone concerned with the exploitative system of monopoly capitalism.
- US Tax Reform
- A website disputing the need for income tax and some other taxes. It also
includes "the Second Bill of Rights" i.e. an excerpt from the 11 January 1944 message
from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Congress.
- Safe Haven
- Articles defending the role of gold in the monetary system, and on other topics
to do with the stock market and the economy by Edmond J. Bugos.
- A Tale
of Three Lies
- A defence of gold by Antal Fekete, Professor Emeritus, Memorial University of
- The Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee
- A campaign to preserve the role of gold in the world economy.
- Karl Marx's
Grundrisse der Kritik der Politischen Ökonomie (English Version)
- This has a chapter on money and another on capital.
- A Refutation of Menger's Theory of
the Origins of Money
- This paper by Stephen Zarlenga of the American
Monetary Institute argues that an institutional origin of money, whether
religious or social, is much more likely to have occurred than Menger's assumed market
- Yamaguchy Reading
- The full text of various publications, many from the 19th century, on
controversies over money and banking.
- A Monetary System
for the New Millennium by Roger Langrick
- Langrick argues that the fractional reserve money system, which originated with
John Law, enabled humanity to scrabble out of scarcity but is antiquated in an age
when the emphasis should be on sustainable development.
Money upside down - A paradigm shift in economics and monetary theory?
- A thesis completed in 2003 by Harald Haas at the University of Bremen surveying
the history and problems of fractional reserve banking and considering alternative
theories of money creation.
- "The Foulest of Them All" by Jay
- An essay on politics, money, and the limits to growth.
- Soft Currency Economics by Warren B.
- Mosler argues that the government should be an employer of last resort. His site
has some information about the recent history of fiat money.
Derivatives: Hedging Risk or Courting Disaster?
- Derivatives have been involved in some of the biggest losses and financial
scandals of recent years as a technique designed to reduce risk is all too often
treated as a gambler's tool.
- The Nature of Money by John
- Argues that unless fractional reserve banking is eliminated we will see the
collapse of world stock markets, bond markets, currencies and economies.
- I Want The Earth Plus 5%
- A story to illustrate the arguments against commercial, fractional reserve
banking. The pages are also available in Danish, German, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese,
Russian and Urdu.
- British Association for Monetary
- This site comprises articles and books by Doctor Edward C Hamlyn MBChB, President
of the British Association for Monetary Reform.
- The Great Seal of the United States
- Although Americans see it daily on the one-dollar bill, most know very little
about their national symbol and what they do know is often wrong.
Bouter's Currency Issues web page
- Contains material by Ulrich von Beckerath such as his paper on Public
Insurance and Compensation Money, originally published in 1938, and A way out
of the monetary chaos by Walter Zander. Piet Bouter claims that their writings
are still relevant to current problems in many parts of the world.
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