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Some Links (One Golden)

1. With all the recent talk, much of it poorly informed, about the gold standard, I decided to post on SSRN a draft of my paper, "The Rise and Fall of the Gold Standard in the United States," written for an upcoming Hillsdale College Forum.

2. I'm asked, "What is Free Banking?," among other things, at an interview conducted at Guatemala's Francisco Marroquin University in the course of a celebration there last month of Milton Friedman's 100th birthday.

3. "Has the Fed Been a Failure?," in which Bill Lastrapes, Larry White and I do not find much reason to celebrate the approach of the Fed's 100th birthday, has been published online by the Journal of Macroeconomics (full view requires subscription).