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What the others have been doing (links)

Here is what some of the other bloggers on the site have been doing lately:

Kevin Dowd has a Web site back up: Kevin has written several books about or relevant to free banking and numerous articles. The site has links. Anybody who wishes to be really knowledgeable about free banking has to read some of Kevin's writings. My favorites are his books Competition and Finance and The Experience of Free Banking. (I have a couple of chapters in The Experience of Free Banking. Kevin both edited and contributed to the book, but I would have the same high opinion of it were my chapters absent.)  Kevin has also written both easier and harder books and articles; he moves easily from more popular writing to highly technical material.  Whatever level you are at, he has written something you can learn from.

Larry White testified to the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services on "The Federal Reserve and the Rule of Law."

George Selgin favorably reviewed John Allson's book The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Solution. Good opening line: "A busy reader wanting to understand the subprime crisis now has dozens of books to choose from, even counting only the ones by authors who know what they’re talking about."

And here are a couple of other links of interest:

Will Luther on why digital currencies aren't more widely used.

A British government report from earlier this year that I just got around to looking at on monetary options for Scotland if it becomes independent. The report does not discuss free banking as an option. It does, however, have some interesting tidbits on Scottish note issue on pages 47-48. Scottish banks hold Bank of England notes in denominations of £1 million and £100 million as reserves against their note issues. They must be the highest-value notes in the world.