Category: Banking / Finance

The Federal Reserve System was created in 1913, ostensibly to provide economic stability and prosperity. Within 17 years would come the Great Depression, and while the United States has enjoyed great increases in the standard of living since then, have those gains been aided by our banking and finance system, or have they occurred in spite of it? What level of involvement should our federal government have in the regulation of the product we call money?

  1. Meltdown by Thomas E. Woods

    General Overview (from Amazon.com) If you are fed up with Washington boondoggles, and you like the small-government, politically-incorrect thinking of Ron Paul, then you’ll love Tom Woods’s Meltdown. In clear, no-nonsense terms, Woods explains what led up to this economic … Continue reading

  2. The Case Against the Fed by Murray N. Rothbard

    Introduction By far the most secret and least accountable operation of the federal government is not, as one might expect, the CIA, DIA, or some other super-secret intelligence agency. The CIA and other intelligence operations are under control of the … Continue reading

  3. What Has Government Done to Our Money? by Murray N. Rothbard

    General Overview In this brief book Murray N. Rothbard shows precisely how banks create money out of thin air and how the central bank, backed by government power, allows them to get away with it. He shows how exchange rates … Continue reading

  4. Lords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed

    General Description (From AudioFile) Even those who aren’t generally interested in economics will enjoy this historical look at wealth and power in the early twentieth century. Four magnates, each with the power of his country’s federal reserve, controlled the world’s … Continue reading