Canadian Banking System, Counterfeiting, Currency Competition, National Banking Era, Private Banknotes

I've referred often in these pages to the virtues of Canada's late-19th century currency system, with its heavy reliance upon circulating notes issued by several dozen commercial banks, most of which commanded extensive nationwide branch networks. I've also lamented the fact that so few monetary economists today, let…

classical liberalism, David Hume, Nicolas Oresme, sound money, William Cobbet

Alt-M contributor Larry White gave the 4th annual Liggio Lecture on September 24 at Atlas Network’s annual Liberty Forum in Miami. Atlas established the lecture in honor of their late vice president of academics, Leonard Liggio (1933-2014), an esteemed classical liberal scholar who also served as President of the Mont…