Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Gold: The Once and Future Money

Publisher Wiley Business Finance has released a new book, Gold: The Once and Future Money (2007) by Nathan Lewis. "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," says Addison Wiggin, author of The Demise of the Dollar.

Jim Puplava interviews the author on an interesting podcast.

Brian Doherty of Reason magazine also interviews the author in a piece titled "A New Golden Age?" where Lewis suggests re-linking the dollar to gold.

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