The Theory of Money and Credit
by Ludwig von Mises
Publisher: Yale University Press 1953
Number of pages: 498
This classic treatise on monetary theory remains the definitive integration of microeconomics and macroeconomics. First published in 1912-and remaining in print since that time-it catapulted Mises into the ranks of Europe's most respected economists. Rothbard aptly describes it as "the best book on money ever written," economists have yet to absorb all its lessons. Mises shows how money had its origin in the market, and how its value is based on its usefulness as a commodity in exchange. Mises presents the case for sound money with no inflation, and presents the beginnings of a full-scale business cycle theory.
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by Ron Paul - Ludwig von Mises Institute
The book covers the history of gold in the US, explains that its breakdown was caused by governments, and explains the merit of having sound money: prices reflect market realities, government stays in check, and the people retain their freedom.
by Jorg Guido Hulsmann - Ludwig von Mises Institute
This pioneering work is the first full study of a critically important issue today: the ethics of money production. The thesis is that a government monopoly on money production and management has no ethical or economic grounding at all.
by Donald D. Hester, James Tobin - J. Wiley and Sons
The subjects of this monograph concern the conditions of equilibrium in economy-wide financial markets. The authors investigate the consequences of various institutions and regulations for the effectiveness of monetary control.
by Joseph Huber, James Robertson - New Economics Foundation
In the information age, money has mainly become information, electronically stored and transmitted. The authors propose a simple reform of monetary policies, and spell out its practicalities step-by-step. The arguments for it are very strong.