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George Selgin

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George A. Selgin is the Director of the Cato Institute's Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, where he is editor-in-chief of the Center's blog, Alt-M, Professor Emeritus of economics at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, and an associate editor of Econ Journal Watch. Selgin formerly taught at George Mason University, the University of Hong Kong, and West Virginia University.

George Selgin's Articles

Is Federal Reserve Policy in Violation of the Law?

I wish someone deeply committed to making sure that financial institutions don't get away with any hanky-panky would go ahead and sue the Fed.

- September 09, 2016

Did the Fed Really Live Up to its Promise?

The Fed's apologists just assume it was the best possible option available at the time. Not so. 

- July 08, 2016

Is Barter a Myth?

An anthropologist imagines he's overturned the foundations of economics.

- March 16, 2016

Venezuela Attacks US Website for Telling the Truth about Inflation

The Venezuelan central bank is suing an American website in federal court for telling the truth about the crumbling value of the bolivar. 

- December 18, 2015

A Prescient Critic of the Fed

From the beginning, the Federal Reserve was designed to create inflation, not stability.

- October 09, 2015

The Fed Joins the War on Drugs

The Federal Reserve is cutting a credit union out of the banking system because it does business with legal marijuana businesses in Colorado. 

- August 04, 2015

Driverless Money

Driverless money would be far more beneficial to mankind than driverless cars ever will.

- June 25, 2015

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