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The Invisible Hand Episode 5: Interview with William T. Still, Part 2

April 28, 2010
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The Invisible Hand Episode 5: Interview with William T. Still, Part 2

This week’s show includes part 2 of my interview with author and filmmaker William T. Still, creator of two documentary films about monetary policy, The Money Masters, and most recently, The Secret of Oz. Still advocates the replacement of Federal Reserve Notes with debt-free fiat currency issued by the Treasury, like the greenbacks...

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Greenbacks, Bimetallism and Mysticism

July 6, 2009
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Greenbacks, Bimetallism and Mysticism

We have already noted the metaphors of monetary policy in Frank L. Baum’s Wizard of Oz, who supported the issue of debt-free Greenbacks and the return of the money power to Congress. What I forgot to mention at the time was that Frank L. Baum was a member of the Theosophy movement of Helena...

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Metaphors of monetary policy in The Wizard of Oz

June 5, 2009
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From USA Gold: The Land of Oz is colorful, to say the least, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is replete with references to gold, silver, and green… The references to gold and silver echo the prominence of monetary politics in the 1890s, especially the bimetallic crusade led by Bryan and the Populists. Moreover,...

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