The introduction of copper coinage in England

The introduction of copper coinage in England

How did copper coinage arrive in English pockets to complement silver and what can we learn from its introduction?

Mohur, rupee, dam: Indian trimetallism

Mohur, rupee, dam: Indian trimetallism

In this essay, we examine the ‘trimetallic’ initiative operated in India during the early Mughal period.

Divergence of Austrian from Mengerian tradition

Divergence of Austrian from Mengerian tradition

In this essay, we examine the differences in methodology between Menger and his so-called academic descendants.

Cost and price

Cost and price

How should we look at the cost of making money? This note aims to expand on this.

The birth of the central bank currency swap

The birth of the central bank currency swap

Currency swaps (and all kinds of swaps) are considered as a ‘standard’ tool in trading and asset management under the fiat hegemon. But how exactly did the first central bank currency swap arise?

Stretching time-space

Stretching time-space

How expensive will a 'cheap' bushel of wheat become when there's no one willing to farm wheat for 'money?'

The 'yield curve' - a Mengerian approach

The 'yield curve' - a Mengerian approach

Leaving aside the perversion of 'monetary fiat' and 'fiat obligations,' or 'bonds,' what determines the structure of the 'yield curve?'

Silver coin and grain; first part

Silver coin and grain; first part

How do we find the 'grain mass,' from which silver coins such as the rupee or dollar, are demarcated?

Profit and loss

Profit and loss

Is 'profit and loss' the best frame for general exchange? This note is the beginning of an examination of that assumption.

Bitcoin and bitcoin futures

Bitcoin and bitcoin futures

Are bitcoin holders holding bitcoin ‘for bitcoin’s sake,’ or for dollar’s sake and increasing dollar balances? Is it possible to get insights into this question?

Goldsmiths lecture series

Goldsmiths lecture series

Lecture notes for the New Austrian School's Goldsmiths lecture series held in October 2014. Lecturers: Antal Fekete; Rudolph Fritsch; Peter van Coppenolle and Sandeep Jaitly. Guest lecturers: Simon Baxter; David van der Linden; Dorisz Albrecht and Tamas Barczikay.

The assignat and wheat arbitrage

The assignat and wheat arbitrage

Was this 'assignat' of revolutionary France doomed to failure as 'money' from the start? What happens when someone moves wheat from Paris to Bordeaux?

Rice and Gold - The Birth of Futures

Rice and Gold - The Birth of Futures

When did we first record the trading of agricultural futures? What can we learn from that in today's context with the nonsense of monetary fiat?