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What has government done to our money?

Author: Murray N Rothbard
Publisher: Auburn, Ala. : Ludwig Von Mises Institute, 1990.
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Rothbard, Murray Newton, 1926-1995.
What has government done to our money?
Auburn, Ala. : Ludwig Von Mises Institute, 1990
(OCoLC)654175239
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Murray N Rothbard
ISBN: 0945466102 9780945466109
OCLC Number: 23479388
Description: 119 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction to fourth edition by Llewellyn H. Rockwell --
I. Introduction --
II. Money in a free society --
The value of exchange --
Barter --
Indirect exchange --
Benefits of money --
The monetary unit --
The shape of money --
Private coinage --
The "proper" supply of money --
The problem of "hoarding" --
Stabilize the price level? --
Coexisting moneys --
Money-warehouses --
Summary --
III. Government meddling with money --
The revenue of government --
The economic effects of inflation --
Compulsory monopoly of the mint --
Debasement --
Gresham's law and coinage --
Bimetallism --
Legal tender --
Summary: Government and coinage --
Permitting banks to refuse payment --
Central banking: Removing the checks on inflation --
Central banking: Directing the inflation --
Going off the gold standard --
Fiat money and the gold problem --
Fiat money and Gresham's Law --
Government and money --
IV. The monetary breakdown of the West --
Phase I: The classical gold standard, 1815-1914 --
Phase II: World War I and after --
Phase III: The gold exchange standard (Britain and the United States) 1926-1931 --
Phase IV: Fluctuating fiat currencies, 1931-1945 --
Phase V: Bretton Woods and the new gold exchange standard (the United States) 1945-1968 --
Phase VI: The unraveling of Bretton Woods, 1968-1971 --
Phase VII: The end of Bretton Woods: Fluctuating fiat currencies, August-December, 1971 --
Phase VIII: The Smithsonian Agreement, December 1971-February 1973 --
Phase IX: Fluctuating fiat currencies, March 1973-?
Responsibility: by Murray N. Rothbard.

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