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Currency wars : the making of the next global crisis

Author: James Rickards
Publisher: London : Portfolio, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1971, President Nixon imposed national price controls and took the United States off the gold standard, an extreme measure intended to end an ongoing currency war that had destroyed faith in the U.S. dollar. Today we are engaged in a new currency war, and this time the consequences will be far worse than those that confronted Nixon. Currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Rickards
ISBN: 9781591845560 1591845564
OCLC Number: 796279496
Notes: Originally published: New York; London: Portfolio/ Penguin, 2011.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prewar --
Financial war --
Reflections on a golden age --
Currency war I (1921-1936) --
Currency war II (1967-1987) --
Currency war III (2010- ) --
The G20 solution --
Globalization and state capital --
The misuse of economics --
Currencies, capital and complexity --
Endgame : paper, gold or chaos?
Responsibility: James Rickards.

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"In 1971, President Nixon imposed national price controls and took the United States off the gold standard, an extreme measure intended to end an ongoing currency war that had destroyed faith in the U.S. dollar. Today we are engaged in a new currency war, and this time the consequences will be far worse than those that confronted Nixon. Currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics. At best, they offer the sorry spectacle of countries' stealing growth from their trading partners. At worst, they degenerate into sequential bouts of inflation, recession, retaliation, and sometimes actual violence. Left unchecked, the next currency war could lead to a crisis worse than the panic of 2008. Currency wars have happened before-twice in the last century alone-and they always end badly. Time and again, paper currencies have collapsed, assets have been frozen, gold has been confiscated, and capital controls have been imposed. And the next crash is overdue. Recent headlines about the debasement of the dollar, bailouts in Greece and Ireland, and Chinese currency manipulation are all indicators of the growing conflict. As James Rickards argues in Currency Wars, this is more than just a concern for economists and investors. The United States is facing serious threats to its national security, from clandestine gold purchases by China to the hidden agendas of sovereign wealth funds. Greater than any single threat is the very real danger of the collapse of the dollar itself."--The Amazon.

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