Table of Contents


This page provides an annotated Table of Contents for this website.

Annotated Table of Contents

This annotated table of contents lists all of the main pages on this website in alphabetic order. The missing letters have not titles.

Feel free to browse the entire table.

Index

Select a group by First Letter

Click the first letter of the subject in which you might have an interest.

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B

Bank Limitations & Losses

A lot of misconceptions exist about the regulations that control the behavior of Federal Reserve member banks.

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Berger Memoranda

My personal commentary appears here.

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C

Complex Markets

The numerous connections and feedbacks in market systems make them extremely complex. The complexity can lead to frequent misunderstands of the cause and effect relationships in markets.

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Creation of Money

You cannot fully understand the topic of Money and Banking without understanding how money gets created.

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D

Deductive Logic

The power of deductive logic comes from the fact that, if you apply valid logic to true premises, you will arrive at a true conclusion.

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E

Economic Crises

Today's crises arise from yesterday's solutions. When examined closely we find that nearly all economic "crises" occur as the result of previous solutions to "problems" in markets.

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Economic Principles

Principles consist of assumptions that provide the basis for sound economic reasoning. In terms of logic they amount to truths. Starting with these principles and using valid arguments we can arrive at only sound propositions.

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F

Fed Funds Explained

In spite of the number of references made to the Fed funds market, I believe most people don't fully understand how it operates.

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The Free Market Center Journal

This page gives a brief description of The Free Market Center Journal and provides links to the Journal and some of the topic categories addressed on the Journal.

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Federal Regulations

Government regulation interferes with people's right to interact freely in an open market.

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G

General Semantics

General Semantics consists of the study of the various levels of thought used to evaluate the world in which we live.

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I

Inflation - Deflation

Changes in the supply of money creates one of the most disruptive influences in market activity. Learn about artificial changes in the money supply and its effect on the economy.

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Lexicon

The language of free markets can sometimes prove confusing. Use this lexicon to separate common usage from the specialized usage of the market.

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Liberty vs. Oppression

Liberty and oppression do not represent opposite ends of a continuum. They actually represent two entirely separate systemic structures.

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M

Market Pricing

Prices convey a significant amount of important information about markets. Limited models can prove useful in demonstrating theories about market pricing.

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Markets

Markets emerge from the exchange of goods and services. Those exchanges determine the allocation of resources. Free markets comprise voluntary exchanges free from intervention. Free markets represent a natural condition that operates effectively and efficiently without intervention.

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Market Systems

Markets operate as systems. They have connections from one element to another plus feedback mechanism that allow processes in one element to affect process in another, sometimes distant element.  

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Media

The Free Market Center will use various media types in striving to accomplish its mission of providing clear explanations of free markets.

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Monetary Data

Useful data related to the money supply.

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Money Basics

As you have seen from the introduction to exchange, money plays a vital role in the efficient operation of large markets. I will cover some of the basics of money in this section and go into more detail in the category devoted entirely to money.

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Monetary Intervention

Monetary intervention represents one of the more sinister influences on a market economy. Interference in the money supply cause distortions in money prices the laying false information to economic actors.

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Monetary System

Certain principles and theories apply to the monetary system, regardless of the banking system or banking regulation. I am in the process of drafting the content for this section

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Money Fallacies

A collection of the many myths about money.

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Money Matters

The importance of money cannot be overstated. To not understand money and its role in the economy, amounts to not understanding the economy at all.

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Money Mysteries

People tend to shroud the topic of money in a cloak of mystery. This presentation unravels some of those mysteries.

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Perpetual Growth of Money

Using fallacious and convoluted math, some people argue that the money supply must grow perpetually to pay interest on borrowed money, to maintain stable prices, and prevent deflation. We examine those assumptions.

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Philosophy

Philosophy guides your actions during the course of a normal day. Philosophy, therefore, becomes an important part of thinking about free markets and economics.

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Redistribution (Government Spending)

The forcible redistribution of economic resources — primarily by governments — causes harmful distortions in markets and the waste of precious resources.

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Schools of Economics

Economists seem to have difficulty agreeing on even basic assumptions about market behavior. They tend to classify their thinking according to various "schools."

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State & Local Intervention

Although state and local governments operate closer to the voter, they still have a tendency to intevene in market activity.

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Systems Thinking

Because of the connected nature of the world in which we live, systems thinking can aid in better reasoning.

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Summary of Exchange

It has been said that all human activity consists of exchanges. We will study the theory of exchange in extensive detail throughout this website.

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Value Theory

Because of the fundamental nature of value theory I will return to the subject frequently. I will add to this discussion as time goes on.

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Values

Because of the importance of values to our preference scale, I have included a separate page on values—with link to the discussion of values in Philosophy. The Free Market Center subscribes primarily to the values of Life, Liberty, and Property.

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