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.
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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.
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Christopher A. Erickson and James Libbin
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