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A history of money and banking in the United States : the colonial era to World War II

Author: Murray N Rothbard
Publisher: Auburn, Ala. : Ludwig von Mises Institute, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows through detailed historical investigation how sound money and banking have been the font of prosperity and freedom in American history, and how loose credit, paper money, and inflation have led to social and economic calamity. In chronicling how the gold standard was attacked and destroyed, Rothbard departs from the conventional method of merely assembling money-supply data to name the special interests that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Murray N Rothbard
ISBN: 0945466331 9780945466338
OCLC Number: 51205107
Description: 510 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Joseph T. Salerno --
pt. 1. The history of money and banking before the twentieth century --
pt. 2. The origins of the Federal Reserve --
pt. 3. From Hoover to Roosevelt : the Federal Reserve and the financial elites --
pt. 4. The gold-exchange standard in the interwar years --
pt. 5. The New Deal and the international money system.
Responsibility: Murray N. Rothbard ; ed ; with an introduction by Joseph T. Salerno.

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Shows through detailed historical investigation how sound money and banking have been the font of prosperity and freedom in American history, and how loose credit, paper money, and inflation have led to social and economic calamity. In chronicling how the gold standard was attacked and destroyed, Rothbard departs from the conventional method of merely assembling money-supply data to name the special interests that benefited from the destruction. Rothbard's story is informed by the Austrian School of economics.--From publisher description.

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