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America’s Long Struggle to Create a Central Bank

On this day, December 23, 1913, President Wilson entered the Oval Office. In a jubilant mood he went around the room to shake hands with key advisers and associates while giving a congratulatory nod to the influential Congressman from Virginia, Carter Glass. Wilson proceeded to use the four golden pens on his desk to sign … Continue reading America’s Long Struggle to Create a Central Bank

A Christmas Carol – the Virtues and Vices of the Market Economy

This week in 1843 Charles Dickens published his book A Christmas Carol that would become a gift of joy and timeless tradition for society. But Dickens also imparted an incredibly powerful story of economic ideas that sheds light on severe economic problems while inspiring charity. Dickens invokes Adam Smith, the Scottish moral philosopher who is considered … Continue reading A Christmas Carol – the Virtues and Vices of the Market Economy

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