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Hans F. Sennholz

Hans F. Sennholz

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • Money is Flooding the World Markets

    Published 20 May 2007 | viewed 7,120 times

    Central banks live by a simple financial principle: Whenever economic activity stagnates or declines, they quickly lower their interest rates and expand their credits. But…

  • Globalization: Boon or Gloom?

    Published 04 April 2007 | viewed 3,786 times

    Globalization has numerous political and economic implications. Its design and structure, its gradual increase in foreign trade and relations, are basic to all civilized orders.…

  • Memories of Ludwig von Mises

    Published 26 February 2007 | viewed 2,899 times

    It is quite a task to talk about teachers who played important roles in our lives. Professor Ludwig von Mises played a decisive role in…

  • Milton Friedman, 1912-2006

    Published 06 December 2006 | viewed 2,836 times

    Few American economists have wielded as much influence on economic thought and policy as the late Milton Friedman. He was an articulate and ardent advocate…

  • An Unstable Dollar Standard

    Published 27 October 2006 | viewed 6,023 times

    We live in a period of world-wide economic expansion and prosperity. The world economy is said to grow this year at some five percent, which…

  • Why is Medical Care So Expensive?

    Published 20 August 2006 | viewed 3,286 times

    Medical expenses are rising faster than the costs of any other service. They are climbing at rates that exceed not only those of inflation and…

  • Principles of Inequality

    Published 13 July 2006 | viewed 3,190 times

    Many Americans are unhappy about the growing inequality in individual income and wealth. Corporate profits are rising, executive salaries are soaring, but the wages of…

  • Hedge Funds Curb the Business Cycle

    Published 25 June 2006 | viewed 3,367 times

    A business cycle greatly affects individual income and wealth, which makes it an important consideration in economic action and behavior. Businessmen who base their investment…

  • The Fed's Balancing Act

    Published 15 June 2006 | viewed 2,768 times

    With the rate of inflation rising, the prices of corporate stocks retreating, and economic activity slowing, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and his fellow…

  • Under the Shadow of Inflationomics

    Published 19 May 2006 | viewed 3,794 times

    Inflationomics, in popular terminology, indicates the sway of inflation thought in education and the affairs of government. It permeates political life and behavior, especially when…

  • Policing the Border

    Published 28 April 2006 | viewed 3,513 times

    Immigration is one of the most controversial issues facing the American people today. Ever since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, loud voices in…

  • Another Industrial Revolution

    Published 31 March 2006 | viewed 4,790 times

    Many economic historians are concerned about the possibility of large-scale offshoring of jobs from the United States and Europe to China, India, and other countries.…

  • Liberal College Professors

    Published 27 March 2006 | viewed 4,209 times

    In a recent survey of the ideological persuasion of 1,643 full-time professors at 183 colleges and universities, three eminent scholars, Professors Robert Lichter of George…

  • New Hope in Germany

    Published 08 March 2006 | viewed 3,993 times

    Ever since a new administration assumed power in November 2005, the mood has much improved. The economy seems to be stirring again after many years…

  • The Strength of the Dollar

    Published 15 February 2006 | viewed 8,330 times

    To the surprise and wonder of many economists the U.S. dollar continues to be rather strong in international money markets despite ever growing American trade…

  • Raising the Minimum Wage

    Published 20 December 2005 | viewed 4,877 times

    Good intentions, when guided by error and ignorance, may have undesirable consequences. There is no better example than minimum wage legislation. It means to raise…

  • Ye Shall Know Them By Their Fruits

    Published 01 December 2005 | viewed 4,775 times

    A Book Review of Jimmy Carter's Latest Book, Our Endangered Values In a national election, the people pick a president and for four years thereafter…

  • Shadows of Foreign Debt

    Published 16 October 2005 | viewed 4,558 times

    In registration with the US Securities & Exchange Commission will be the first "pure" currency play, as Rydex Investments is the Euro Currency Trust. If…

  • Another Vietnam?

    Published 05 October 2005 | viewed 5,277 times

    "Those who do not remember the past may be condemned to relive it." This old adage applies especially to politicians who, driven by public opinion…

  • Economics and Politics

    Published 04 September 2005 | viewed 5,621 times

    Economics is a theoretical science that analyzes the economic consequences of all modes of human action. It examines goods prices, wage rates, and interest rates…