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Gold : the once and future money

Author: Nathan K Lewis
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, 2007.
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Praise for GOLD "When it comes to international monetary economics, most economists fail to connect the dots. In many cases, they fail to even see them. Gold doesn't suffer these problems. Nathan Lewis's book is a readable account of the present in light of the past for purposes of the future." -Steve H. Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics, The Johns Hopkins University "Gold is the ultimate hedge against crisis  Read more...
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Lewis, Nathan K., 1971-
Gold.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, 2007
(OCoLC)655041682
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan K Lewis
ISBN: 9780470047668 0470047666
OCLC Number: 87151964
Description: xvi, 447 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Good money is stable money : how people make a living through monetary cooperation --
Hard money and soft money : currencies and economies around the world--from the seventh century BC to the twenty-first century AD --
Supply, demand, and the value of currency : how the value and quantity of money are regulated by central banks --
Inflation, deflation, and floating currencies : the effects of monetary distortion on the economy --
The gold standard : the most effective means of creating a currency of stable value --
Taxes : economic miracle to economic disaster, and the art of statesmanship --
Money in America : from colonial silver and paper to the turmoil of 1929 --
A history of central banking : from ancient Egypt and Rome to the Bank of England and the U.S. Federal Reserve --
The 1930s : a failure of monetary and fiscal policy causes a capitalist collapse --
The Bretton Woods gold standard : the postwar golden age and the beginning of monetary chaos --
Reagan and Volcker : monetarism fails, but the tax cuts succeed--and the 1980s boom --
The Greenspan years : the 1987 stock market crash, a recession, recovery, and monetary deflation --
Japan's success and failure : tax cuts, a golden yen, and the greatest monetary deflation in history --
The Asia crisis of the late 1990s : worldwide currency turmoil and economic disaster caused by a mismanaged U.S. dollar --
Russia, China, Mexico, and Yugoslavia : the Communist gold standards and hyperinflationary collapse --
A return to hard currencies : good money is a cornerstone of good government.
Responsibility: Nathan Lewis.
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Praise for GOLD "When it comes to international monetary economics, most economists fail to connect the dots. In many cases, they fail to even see them. Gold doesn't suffer these problems. Nathan Lewis's book is a readable account of the present in light of the past for purposes of the future." -Steve H. Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics, The Johns Hopkins University "Gold is the ultimate hedge against crisis and inflation. You can't depend on paper money assets to protect you during a panic. Hard assets are the only guarantee as an insurance policy against bad times. This book gives you the historical perspective to prepare you for the unknown." -Mark Skousen, Editor, Forecasts & Strategies "Gold: The Once and Future Money is a 'how-to' manual for understanding the true nature of money and a guide to the action you should take to protect your wealth." -Byron W. King, Editor, Outstanding Investments "A money payment must involve a tendering of tangible money, gold, or silver, or of a credit instrument entitling the owner to the undoubted right of its redemption, in gold or silver. As Nathan Lewis makes clear, the world, as of the year 2007, does not possess a means of payment. That humanity is unaware of the stupendously important fact that it lives in a world without money is perhaps the most singular feature of our contemporary world." -Hugo Salinas Price, President, Mexican Civic Association Pro Silver "In this delectable tome, Nathan Lewis describes the booms, busts, the bubbles, and the crises in the economies of dozens of countries, from centuries ago to the present day. It is a romp through history, illuminating along the way money in all its forms-from wampum and shells to silver and gold-and details the catastrophic effects of inflation, deflation, floating currencies, and every kind of tax a government functionary could dream to impose on an economy. Gold highlights the folly of human beings throughout history who think 'the economy' is but a machine to be tinkered with and fine-tuned like a Bentley, or worse, a rusty Yugo." -From the Foreword by Addison Wiggin, author, The Demise of the Dollar.

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