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Turns out my ‘final’ blog was not so final after all. Yes, it is true. I am coming out of blogger retirement. It has only been a few months since I called it quits but here I am again. Why did I change my mind? First, I received a lot of very nice feedback from […]

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This is the final blog entry in the ‘Schlichter Files’. Pretty soon, this website will be taken offline. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my readers for following my commentaries, essays and occasional rants over the past two-and-a-half years. Thank you. I would like to express a special gratitude to all […]

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The Oxford Hayek Society invited Detlev to give a talk at Christ Church on 14th May 2013. This was followed by a lively discussion afterwards …

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The crypto-currency Bitcoin is still merely a speck on the global monetary landscape. It is young, experimental, and for all we know, it may ultimately fail to break into the monetary mainstream. However, on a conceptual level I am willing to call it a work of genius and arguably the most exciting development in the […]

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The lesson from the events of 2007-2008 should have been clear: Boosting GDP with loose money – as the Greenspan Fed did repeatedly between 1987 and 2005 and most damagingly between 2001 and 2005 when in order to shorten a minor recession it inflated a massive housing bubble – can only lead to short term […]

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I am usually inclined to encourage the inquiry of the fundamental aspects of money and banking. This is because I tend to believe that only by going back to first principles is it possible to cut through the thicket of widely accepted but deeply flawed theories that dominate the current debate in mainstream media, politics […]

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Just a quick note to let you now that I will be speaking at the City Book Fair, at the Bishopsgate Institute in the City of London, tomorrow morning at 11 am. The link to the event is here: Link. My friend and fellow Wiley-author, John Butler, will also be speaking, as well as a […]

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Detlev recently gave two interviews; one to The Daily Bell website and one to Germany’s FINANCE-TV.

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“But there is no inflation!” – This is a statement I hear quite often, sometimes from people who are, in principle, sympathetic to my arguments, sometimes from people who are less so. In either case, those who state “but there is no inflation” consider it to be a statement of fact and one that they […]

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Friends, I just returned from the Frankfurt Book Fair and am very happy and proud to announce that Paper Money Collapse won the getAbstract 2012 International Book Award. Out of thousands of business and economics book reviewed by getAbstract each year, they awarded the prize for best English-language book to two titles. The other winner […]

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