In his recent Spectator Australia article, Darren Brady Nelson argues for a radical, not a reserved review of Australia’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), which he describes as reckless. In Economics Explored episode 179, Darren provides an Austrian economics perspective on central banks, fiat money, and inflation. Show host Gene Tunny wraps up the episode with a discussion of the historical evidence on different monetary systems and inflation, evidence which confirms economies with fiat money are much more inflation prone. Gene then discusses whether a return to the gold standard would be desirable.
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Darren’s bio on the Economics Explored website:
Darren’s opinion piece on the Spectator Australia website:
The RBA (reckless bank of Australia) needs a radical, not reserved, review
Bank of England paper on money creation:
Money creation in the modern economy | Bank of England
Minneapolis Fed paper on fiat money, commodity money, and inflation:
Money, Inflation, and Output Under Fiat and Commodity Standards | Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
US Gold Commission Report
Minority report of the Gold Commission, co-authored by Ron Paul:
The Case for Gold: Minority Report of the US Gold Commission 1982
Alan Greenspan’s autobiography discusses his advice to President Reagan regarding gold:
The Age of Turbulence*
Another great book on Greenspan which discusses Friedman’s views too:
The Man who Knew: The LIfe & Times of Alan Greenspan*
*You can help support the show by buying a copy of either book via the links above.
Thanks to Obsidian Productions for mixing the episode and to the show’s sponsor, Gene’s consultancy business www.adepteconomics.com.au.
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