Money Mischief: Episodes in Monetary History (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mar 31, 1994 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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Friedman makes clear once and for all that no one is immune from monetary economics-that is, from the effects of its theory and its practices. He demonstrates through historical events the mischief that can result from misunderstanding the monetary system. Index.

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User Review  - Dave Peticolas - Goodreads

A short introduction to monetary history and the causes of inflation. Read full review

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User Review  - James Koppen - Goodreads

I didn't actually finish this book, but I'm done for now. The first chapters kept my attention but once he began to explain an alternate financial history - as in what he thinks would have happened ... Read full review


1 The Island of Stone Money
2 The Mystery of Money
3 The Crime of 1873
Estimating the Effect of Continuing Bimetallism after 1873
5 William Jennings Bryan and the Cyanide Process
6 Bimetallism Revisited
7 FDR Silver and China
8 The Cause and Cure of Inflation
Identical Policies Opposite Outcomes
10 Monetary Policy in a Fiat World
11 An Epilogue
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About the author (1994)

Milton Friedman" is a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. Before that, he was Paul Snowden Russell Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He has also taught at Columbia University, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota, and Cambridge University. Among his many books are "Essays in Positive Economics, A Program for Monetary Stability, Capitalism and Freedom, A Monetary History of the United States", and "The Optimum Quantity of Money".

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