“But wherever people are not free to choose the best available monies, a different type of money comes into existence—'forced money.’ Its characteristic feature is that it owes its existence to violations of property rights.” - Jörg Guido Hülsmann
There are existing organizations, websites, and authors who provide a solid understanding of the proper role of money in a society. While committed to creating our own content, we are merely standing on the shoulders of giants. Please visit the links below to learn more.
For Adult Readers
The Mises Institute. The premier destination for Austrian economics, there are several free books that can be downloaded directly from the web-site, including -
What has Government Done to Our Money?, by Murray N. Rothbard
Money and Man, by Elgin Groseclose
The Ethics of Money Production, by Jörg Guido Hülsmann
A History of Money and Banking in the United States, by Murray N. Rothbard
The Mystery of Banking, by Murray N. Rothbard
The Foundation for Economic Education (good resource for teenage readers as well).
End the Fed, by Ron Paul
Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It, by Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames
For Younger Readers
The Uncle Eric Books by Richard J. Maybury. These are a great economic primer for both teenagers and adults. Recommendation - start with Whatever Happened to Penny Candy, followed by The Money Mystery.