Larry Parks interviews George Gilder about his book Knowledge and Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism and How it is Revolutionizing Our World

Gilder explains his take on how capitalism produces wealth and how our economy can reinvigorate itself to produce a higher standard of living for all people. Discusses what he calls “surprise elements” and entrepreneurs. Gilder discusses the central role of entrepreneurs in society as necessary to improve the standard of living for all. Explains how […]

Larry Parks Interviews Hon. David Stockman re his book The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America

Some of the topics touched on include: Was Reagan a fiscal conservative? Did we have free market capitalism, or was that just spin? Was political control of economy really cut back under Reagan-Bush or was that spin? Is the Federal Reserve a symptom of crony capitalism? Fiscal stimulus, monetary central planning, bailouts. . . is […]

Larry Parks interviews Lewis Lehrman re TheTrueGoldStandard.org

For more than 40 years, Lewis Lehrman, Co-Chairman of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, has taken a leadership role in promulgating gold as money. Here, he discusses overcoming objections to eliminating paper money, e.g., that we cannot have gold-as-money because: financial markets are inherently unstable and we need paper money to periodically bail […]

Larry Parks Interviews Professor Charles Calomiris about Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit

Why are banking systems unstable in so many countries–but not in others? The United States has had twelve systemic banking crises since 1840, while Canada has had none. The banking systems of Mexico and Brazil have not only been crisis prone but have provided miniscule amounts of credit to business enterprises and households. Analyzing the […]

Larry Parks Interviews Dan Oliver, President, Committee for Monetary Research and Education

Dan Oliver is President, Committee for Monetary Research and Education, one of the oldest and most respected organizations focused on our monetary system. Some of the issues discussed were: Why has gold, when it was available, been the free-market preference for money worldwide for thousands of years? If gold is the preferred money, how come […]

Larry Parks Interviews Steve Forbes about Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy

Why a return to sound money is our only hope for a true recovery and a healthy global economy Few topics are as misunderstood today as the subject of money. Since the U.S. abandoned a gold-linked dollar more than four decades ago, the world’s governments have slid into a dangerous ignorance of the fundamental monetary […]

Larry Parks Interviews William Rhodes about the new edition of his book Banker to the World

William R. (Bill) Rhodes is the retired senior vice chairman and senior international officer of Citigroup and Citibank. He is President and CEO, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC; senior advisor, Citi; and professor-at-large, Brown University. Bill gained a reputation for international financial diplomacy in the 1980s and 1990s as a result of his leadership […]

Larry Parks Interviews Yalman Onaran – Zombie Banks: How Broken Banks and Debtor Nations Are Crippling the Global Economy

Zombie banking has become standard operating procedure for big debtor nations. They prop up failing institutions, print money, and avoid financial corrections. But in an attempt to prolong the inevitable, bigger problems are created. The approach used now has not, and will not, work. This timely book reveals why. Zombie Banks tells the story of […]

Understanding United States Money

United States Silver Money This is silver money. It is in fact and in law a one dollar coin as provided for by the Coinage Act of 1792. It is in conformity with the dollar referred to in the 7th Amendment to the Constitution. This is not a dollar. It is a promise to pay […]

Six Reasons Why Promoting the Gold Standard is a Mistake

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Promoting the “gold standard,” even with modifiers such as “classical,” “pure,” “100%” and others, or any monetary regime whereby paper money is “backed by,” “redeemable into,” “pegged to” or in any other way related to gold is a mistake for six reasons: The gold standard is not authorized by the Constitution. The only money authorized […]