From: A

Sent: Saturday, November 04, 2017 1:50 PM

To: Dr.Walter Block

Subject: Two questions

Dear Walter, I hope this mail finds you well. I have two questions, if you have the time I would love to know your thoughts:

1- Why is it that Rothbard says that at any given time the amount of money is the optimum amount? I do understand that prices accommodate. But at the same time the increase or decrease of the money supply affects interest rates, and therefore investment (thereby causing business cycles). Is Rothbard’s view a static view of the money supply and prices in general, while Business Cycle Theory integrates a dynamic view of money supply and its impact on interest rates in particular?

2- What is your view on Bitcoin?

Best, A

Dear A: Instead of answering either in detail, I hope and trust you won’t mind that I send you what I’ve published on these two topics instead.

1: Optimal quantity of money

Barnett, William II and Walter E. Block. 2004. “On the Optimum Quantity of Money,” Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 39-52;

Barnett II, William and Walter E. Block. 2012. “The Optimum Quantity of Money, Once Again.” Economics, Management, and Financial Markets; Vol. 7, No. 1, March, pp. 9-24;,com_sectionex/Itemid,103/id,23/view,category/#catid145; Password: AddletonAP2009.

Barnett, William II, and Walter E. Block. 2005. “Money: Capital Good, Consumers’ Good, or (Media of) Exchange Good?” Review of Austrian Economics. 18 (2): 179-194;

2: Bitcoin

Davidson, Laura and Walter E. Block. 2015. “Bitcoin, the Regression Theorem, and the Emergence of a New Medium of Exchange.” Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics; Vol. 18, No. 3, Fall, pp. 311-338;

January 15, 2014. Subject: RE: Reddit AMA;;; Username: DrWalterBlockPassword: loyola123;

September 10, 2013. Michael Shanklin []

Duke Boyne;;;; liberty movement; How Walter Block Became A Voluntaryist Libertarian: on Rand Paul and Political Action: full interview on Voluntary Virtues Radio 9/10/2013 Rand Paul, Bitcoin, Tragedy of the anticommons: on Bitcoin: Video interviews: on Animal Rights & Untouched/NonHomesteaded Land. full interview on Triple-V: Inchoate Crimes, Political Action, Self-Defense: “Obama & Bush Are War Criminals”, Hitmen, and Inchoate Crimes:;

September 20, 2013. Guillermo Jimenez,; Skype: tracesofreality; RBN Producer; 800-313-9443; the philosophy of libertarianism, anarcho-capitalism, stateless order, bitcoin, rights to privacy;

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