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Gold: The Once and Future Money (Agora Series) [Hardcover]

Addison Wiggin , Nathan Lewis
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Addison Wiggin. Preface. Part I. Money in All its Forms. Chapter 1. Good Money Is Stable Money: A Barter Economy vs. a Money Economy. Chapter 2. Hard Money and Soft Money: Currency around the World––from the 7th Century BC to the 21st Century AD. Chapter 3. Supply, Demand, and the Value of Currency: How the Circulation of Money Is Regulated by Central Banks. Chapter 4. Inflation, Deflation, and Floating Currencies: And Their Effect on Prices, Wages, Taxes, and Debt. Chapter 5. The Gold Standard: A Benchmark of the Value of Money that Creates a Free Market. Chapter 6. Taxes: How They Diminish Productivity, Trade, the Stability of Money, and Overall Economic Health. Part II. A History of US Money. Chapter 7. Money in America: From Colonial Silver and Paper to the Turmoil of 1929. Chapter 8. A History of Central Banking: From Ancient Egypt and Rome to the Bank of England and the US Federal Reserve. Chapter 9. The 1930s: Bad Capitalism and a Failure of Monetary and Fiscal Policy. Chapter 10. The Bretton Woods Gold Standard: 30 Years of Hard Currency Destroyed by Taxes in the 1970s. Chapter 11. Volcker and Reagan: Monetarism Fails, But the Tax Cuts Succeed: And the 1980s Boom. Chapter 12. The Greenspan Years: The 1987 Stock Market Crash, a Recession, Deflation, and a Slow Economic Recovery. Part III. Currency Crises Around the World. Chapter 13. Japan′s Two Great Periods of Economic Success: Based on a Gold Standard/Hard Currency and Low Taxes. Chapter 14. The Asia Crisis of the Late 1990s: Worldwide Currency Turmoil and Economic Disaster Caused by a Mismanaged US Dollar. Chapter 15. Devastating Currency Devaluations in Russian, China, Mexico, and Yugoslavia. Chapter 16. A Return to Hard Currencies: Good Government Leads to Good Money. Notes.

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