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Understanding how the dollar became the world's reserve currency is essential in order to grasp currency risk today.
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Watch: The Problem of Crony Capitalism

Speaking at a session of the Hillsdale College lecture series Money: History and Controversies, Discovery Institute Senior Fellow dissected "The Problem of Crony Capitalism Today," discussing how the rise of the regulatory state has brought about an increasingly cozy relationship between Washington and big business.
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George Gilder states that free market icon Milton Friedman's quantity theory of money "has been proven wrong."
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Ralph Benko writes that "Gilder reveals anew the gold standard's deep scientific foundation."
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Gilder explains why sees in bitcoin the potential to provide a "new infrastructure for the Internet."
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