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Antal E. Fekete

Antal E. Fekete

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Antal E. Fekete is Professor, Intermountain Institute of Science and Applied Mathematics, Missoula, MT 59806, U.S.A.

  • The Last Contango in Washington

    Published 03 June 2006 | viewed 8,459 times

    When the silver corpse stirs, money doctors run People from around the world keep asking me what advance warning for the collapse of our international…

  • Monetary versus Non-monetary Commodities

    Published 25 May 2006 | viewed 8,710 times

    Sorting out wheat from chaff? In my last two articles ("Bull in Bear's Skin?" and "Ultracrepidarian Musings") I emphasized that gold and silver analysts make…

  • Ultracrepidarian Musings

    Published 11 May 2006 | viewed 6,089 times

    A letter from a reader takes me to task for my missive "Bull in Bear's Skin?" saying that I am an "ultracrepidarian" out of my…

  • Bull in Bear's Skin?

    Published 05 May 2006 | viewed 10,431 times

    Dear Mr. Northwest: Thank you for asking the provocative question whether the current bull market in gold is stage-produced by the powers-that-be in order to…

  • The Gold Standard Manifesto

    Published 09 January 2006 | viewed 6,015 times

    Specter of the Gold Standard A specter is haunting executive mansions, chambers of legislatures, and halls of universities: the ghost of the gold standard. Governments…

  • Silver Charade, Gold Charade

    Published 30 November 2005 | viewed 7,273 times

    Not practicing what one preaches I inadvertently opened a can of worms in writing the essay "Myth of the American Gold Standard" (SafeHaven, November 14,…

  • The Myth of the New American Gold Standard

    Published 14 November 2005 | viewed 6,223 times

    Introduction In 1999 The New York Times ran an obituary of the "barbarous relic" from the pen of Floyd Norris under the title "Greenspan Has…

  • The Fall and Rise of the Gold Standard

    Published 20 October 2005 | viewed 6,451 times

    Abstract Our revisionist theory of the gold standard takes the bill market and the discount rate into full account. Greater availability of gold is no…

  • Economic Entropy

    Published 09 October 2005 | viewed 6,549 times


  • Unemployment: Human Sacrifice on the Altar of Mammon

    Published 30 September 2005 | viewed 5,986 times

    Revisionist Theory and History of Money Unemployment: Human Sacrifice on the Altar of Mammon Abstract The Great Depression of the 1930's bringing unprecedented world-wide unemployment…

  • Where Mises Went Wrong

    Published 15 September 2005 | viewed 6,648 times

    Ludwig von Mises erred when he dismissed what is known as the Fullarton Effect. In 1844 John Fullarton of the Banking School described how low…

  • The Year of the Euro: The Missed Opportunity of the Millennium

    Published 28 July 2005 | viewed 6,746 times

    An Address delivered before the Athenaeum of Madrid, Spain, January 18, 1999 Gulliver in the land of the mad scientists Jonathan Swift described the strange…

  • Detractors of Adam Smith's Real Bills Doctrine

    Published 13 July 2005 | viewed 11,392 times

    Credit versus clearing Strictly speaking a bill of exchange, pejoratively called "real bill" by Milton Friedman following his mentor Lloyd Mints, is not a credit…

  • The Goldbug Variations V

    Published 01 May 2005 | viewed 5,223 times

    Fifth and concluding part: A Rebuttal of Paul Krugman's Chrysophobic Theories Recitativo The United States abandoned its policy of stabilizing gold prices back in 1971.…

  • The Goldbug Variations IV

    Published 20 April 2005 | viewed 4,866 times

    Part 4 of 5: A Rebuttal of Paul Krugman's Chrysophobic Theories Recitativo Crucially, gold is not a stable standard when measured in goods and services.…

  • The Goldbug Variations III

    Published 01 April 2005 | viewed 4,594 times

    Recitativo Why not assure monetary virtue by trusting, not in the monetary wisdom of men, but in an objective standard? Why not emulate our great…

  • The Goldbug Variations II

    Published 27 March 2005 | viewed 5,772 times

    Recitativo Gold is just another metal. If it sometimes seems to be more, that is only because society has found it convenient to use gold…

  • The Goldbug Variations I

    Published 24 March 2005 | viewed 9,150 times

    Overture This is a rejoinder to a piece of the same title by Paul Krugman, MIT professor (now at Princeton) and staff writer of The…

  • Burning Bridges and Halfway Houses

    Published 21 March 2005 | viewed 6,302 times

    The corner-stone of my deflation theory is the observation that there is a double-bias in speculation caused by the central bank's open market operations as…

  • The Decoy of the Falling Dollar

    Published 14 February 2005 | viewed 4,140 times

    A consensus is building among market observers that bonds defy all logic. The falling dollar should make dollar bonds fall, too. After all, bondholders stand…