Archive for September, 2011

Lawrence Read – Money & Inflation

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Hi all,

Here is the video from yesterday evening, in which Lawrence Read talks about how money has always been, and should always be, strictly a market phenomenon.

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History of the Business Cycle

September 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Hi all,

 In recent weeks we examined the causes of the booms and busts that seem to be becoming more frequent. We spent time examining The Great Depression and the role of the Central Banks at that time. But a good question asked by some in those seminars was whether there were booms and busts before central banks were created.

The answer to this requires a study of history and specifically of the history of business cycles in the United States. So in tonights seminar we will look back in time to see what we can learn from the past. While the examples will be based on US history,  virtually all the same things can be said about the UK and NZ. We will discuss what lessons we in New Zealand can take from the US experience.

Time: 6:00pm

Date: Tuesday 20 September

Location: Case Room 1, Level 0,

University of Auckland Business School

Look forward to seeing you tonight.

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Are we nearing the end game of paper money?

September 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Hi all,

With Europe’s debt problems growing worse by the day, the prospects for Europe are bleak. Not that they are any better over the Atlantic where President Obama has just put forward a job’s plan that will only increase the massive deficit and add to its debt mountain. So where is all this headed?

Tomorrow we will look at a view that this is the end game of the forty-year experiment with paper (fiat) money.

What economic ideas lead to this view and if true, what should we expect over the next few years?

Join us tomorrow as we discuss what is one of the most important topics of the year.

Time: 6:00pm

Date: Tuesday 13 September

Location: Case Room 1, Level 0, UoA Business School

See you tomorrow.

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