How did copper coinage arrive in English pockets to complement silver and what can we learn from its introduction?
In this essay, we examine the ‘trimetallic’ initiative operated in India during the early Mughal period.
In this essay, we examine the differences in methodology between Menger and his so-called academic descendants.
How should we look at the cost of making money? This note aims to expand on this.
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?
How expensive will a 'cheap' bushel of wheat become when there's no one willing to farm wheat for 'money?'
Leaving aside the perversion of 'monetary fiat' and 'fiat obligations,' or 'bonds,' what determines the structure of the 'yield curve?'
How do we find the 'grain mass,' from which silver coins such as the rupee or dollar, are demarcated?
Is 'profit and loss' the best frame for general exchange? This note is the beginning of an examination of that assumption.
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?
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.
Was this 'assignat' of revolutionary France doomed to failure as 'money' from the start? What happens when someone moves wheat from Paris to Bordeaux?
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?
How do bills of exchange and futures fit together?
A short essay expanding upon basis theory as applied to 'bitcoin trading.'
An overview of the birth of 'national debt' and our current situation.
Are companies like Amazon really a threat to retail? Or do all forms of retail under fiat face extinction?
The cutler's tale.