Gold: The Once and Future Money

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"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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470047668
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/4/2007
  • Series: Agora Series , #24
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 411,651
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Nathan Lewis was formerly the chief international economist of a leading economic forecasting firm. He now works for an asset management company based in New York. Lewis has written for the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal Asia, the Japan Times, Pravda, and other publications. He has appeared on financial television in the United States, Japan, and the Middle East.

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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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