Small and medium-sized enterprises are sometimes on the bleeding edge of technological change. In many cases, SMEs look to larger companies to test out new technologies before they adopt them.
What would happen if the world went back to the gold standard and actually backed their currencies with something of value? First, let’s examine how the gold standard came to be and how it came to be overthrown. Then we’ll discuss the why and how of a new gold standard.
According to Ludwig von Mises, the boom of the “Roaring Twenties” was the result of the US Federal Reserve Bank and its policy of easy credit. When it became obvious that the economic boom was built on sand, the economy crumbled.
Many view Bitcoin as the currency of the future. Some also view it as a hedge against inflation, as gold has traditionally been seen. Is it fair to compare Bitcoin with gold? Or is this comparison based on faulty premises that simply do not hold up?
Ludwig von Mises' theory of business cycles does not only deliver a logical proof of this, he also correctly predicted the economic crisis of 1929. According to his theory, the boom of the “Roaring Twenties” was caused by cheap loans issued through the US Federal Reserve System, which was founded in 1913. When investors discovered that this boom did not correspond to real value being created, it collapsed.