Excellent review, C Herrmann.
I've not come across any book in over 20 years of reading economics that specifically shows the relationship between money creation and economic activity - especially the 97% debt money in circulation that we have from this fraudulent money creation by private banks.
Economics that includes and describes the effects of this global debt money, which has caused the greatest economic crises in the last 100 or more years, is missing from all college and university education. The knowledge of this money creation has been purposefully left out of the curricula, either because most economists of political influence don't want it made known, or because they are completely clueless (ignorant!) of its relevance. This money is the invisible "elephant in the room" of economics.
Also, money should never be commodified, whether gold or paper. Most people create wealth; money is not wealth. Wealth is only produced by labour on land (including the use of its minerals and buildings, which are derived from land). I recommend readers read the book (or look at its equivalent DVD) called the "Four Horsemen" [ISBN-10: 0956398510]