NMSU Business Outlook: December 2010

Creating a Unified National Currency: Lessons from the Free Banking Era

Christopher A. Erickson

Americans are a little smug about the “dollar.” After all, it is the world’s reserve currency. Meanwhile, the Euro seems to be staggering from crisis to crisis—first Greece, then Ireland, and perhaps Spain, Portugal and Italy yet to come. However, the U.S. dollar experienced similar growing pains to those we are seeing in Europe today.

Complete Article: Creating a Unified National Currency: Lessons from the Free Banking Era

New Mexico Tackles Its Retirement Plan Problems

Al Berryman and Tim Query

The Educational Retirement Board recently announced a draft proposal to change the benefits for current and future participants in the retirement plan for educational employees in the State of New Mexico. This has caused a great deal of anxiety and confusion among some of the employees. This situation is not unique to New Mexico.

Complete Article: New Mexico Tackles Its Retirement Plan Problems

Talking Points

Christopher A. Erickson and James Libbin

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