My Favorite Monetary Economists

From: SG
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2019 7:34 AM
To: Walter Block <>
Subject: money economics


Who is your favorite economist to follow on US Monetary policy?

I once followed Doug Casey but found his views self serving.

He had no reply when asked to explain deflation vs inflation ( trillions of dollars created) during the Obama years. Why didn’t gold sky rocket or hyper inflation?

Please don’t misunderstand, I love Doug’s views and respect him. His writing freed my mind from the socialist trap. His books like “Speculator” are great too.

Best Regards, S

From: Walter Block []

Sent: Friday, April 05, 2019 8:52 AM

To: SG

Subject: RE: money economics

Dear S:

My favorite monetary economists are Murray Rothbard, Ludwig von Mises, Guido Hulsmann, Joe Salerno and Bill Barnett. I am a biiiiig fan of Doug Casey’s. I don’t think he has a self-serving bone in his body. He is all about promoting libertarianism and good economics.

Best regards,



3:47 pm on August 2, 2019