The English Constitution (Classic Reprint)
Fb&c Limited, Sep 16, 2017 - 378 pages
Excerpt from The English Constitution
We commonly think, I believe, that the coining of money is an economic function of Government; that the Government verifies the quality and quantity of metal in the coin out of regard to the good of its subjects, and that Government is admirably suited to this task - that it is a very reliable verifier. But in truth, if we look at the real motives of Governments, and the real action of Governments, we may come to think otherwise.
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