All the Gold ever extracted is 160,000 tons (in 2009) , The American Debt = 14 Trillion Dollars = 1.8 All the Gold ever extracted in Human History !!! The monetary mass in the US is increasing by 15% a year ! Total gold divided by people in the world gives each of us 23 grams
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Friday, October 1, 2010

The Gold Standard Before the Civil War - Murray N. Rothbard

Lecture presented by Murray N. Rothbard at the Ludwig von Mises Institute's first conference, "The Capitol Hill Conference on the Gold Standard" held in Washington, DC; November 16-17, 1983.

Murray N. Rothbard (1926-1995) was America's greatest radical libertarian author -- writing authoritatively about ethics, philosophy, economics, American history, and the history of ideas. He presented the most fundamental challenge to the legitimacy of government, and he refined thinking about the self-ownership and non-coercion principles.

Biography of Murray N. Rothbard

Links to online books and essays by Murray N. Rothbard:

What Has Government Done to Our Money?
Audio book version:

The Case Against the Fed
Audio book version:

A History of Money and Banking in the United States
Audio book version:

Economic Thought Before Adam Smith: An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, Volume I
Audio book version:

Classical Economics: An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, Volume II
Audio book version:

The Ethics of Liberty
Audio book version:

For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Audio book version:

The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar

America's Great Depression

Making Economic Sense

Man, Economy, and State

Panic of 1819 Reactions and Policies

Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure

The Essential von Mises

Power and Market: Government and the Economy

Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy

The Mystery of Banking

Strictly Confidential: The Private Volker Fund Memos of Murray N. Rothbard

Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, and Other Essays

Rothbard vs. the Philosophers

Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty

The Betrayal of the American Right

World War I as Fulfillment: Power and the Intellectuals

Education: Free and Compulsory

Conceived in Liberty, Volume 1: A New Land, A New People

Conceived in Liberty, Volume 2: The American Colonies in the First Half of the 18th Century

Conceived in Liberty, Volume 3: Advance to Revolution, 1760-1775

Conceived in Liberty, Volume 4: The Revolutionary War

Links to more online books, essays and articles by Murray Rothbard and others:

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics by Ludwig von Mises

Gold and Silver blog