George Selgin (/ ˈ s ɛ l dʒ ɪ n /; born 1957) is a Senior Fellow and 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 ... He recently appeared to discuss the book on Russ Roberts' EconTalk podcast. Shiller observes (p. 161) that "the enthusiasm for bimetallism in the nineteenth century seems similar to the excitement for Bitcoin we have seen in recent years." Later he goes a bit further to propose that "narratives about gold and money have a peculiar emotional ... George Selgin is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives at the Cato Institute and Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Georgia. His research covers a broad range of topics within the field of monetary economics, including monetary history,... George Selgin on Free Banking. 22 . By Arnold Kling. SHARE POST: He says in an interview, Free banks compete, as it were, on an even playing field in issuing paper IOUs, which are basically what banknotes are. They have to redeem those IOUs on a regular basis: The competition among different issuers means that their notes will be treated the same way that checks are treated by banks today ... This week’s episode is all about Bitcoin- where it’s been and where it may go. There’s been a lot of interest in Bitcoin among our listeners, so we’re more anxious than usual to hear what you have to say! Questions below the fold: Check Your Knowledge: 1. Roberts and Andresen discuss the tremendous fluctuation in […]
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George Selgin is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives at the Cato Institute and Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Georgia. Today on the Brief: Better news in the jobless claims this week A new bitcoin adoption cycle? A check in on Lebanon Our main conversation is with Dr. George Selgin. Dr. Selgin is a Senior Fellow ... George Selgin is Director of Cato's Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives and author of many books about money such Money: Free and Unfree, and Floored. Watch George Selgin's lecture on how a misguided Fed experiment deepened and prolonged the Great Recession. In today's headline story, Erin Ade reports on the deflation of expectations surrounding the Sochi Winter Olympics coverage by NBC. It seems NBC thinks its viewers are so locked in - even in the ...