Gold, Peace, and Prosperity: The Birth of a New Currency

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Ludwig von Mises Institute, Jul 25, 2011 - Gold standard - 55 pages
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Revised Pocket Edition! The second edition of Gold, Peace, and Prosperity is just 4.25" x .4" x 7 " in size. Truly portable and available at volume discounts. The book has been newly type set and all images updated. This is the perfect handout for education of the gold standard.

The book is a quick read that covers the whole history of monetary destruction, providing information that most people have never heard or thought about. In that sense, it is the perfect conversation starter, and it could inspire more reading and activism for sound money.

We produced this beautiful edition for the broadest distribution - an effort to popularize and universalize the cause of sound money.

Author Ron Paul has been the leading champion of sound money in the Congress. He explains why sound money has meant the gold standard. The monograph is written in the clearest possible terms with the goal of explaining the basics of paper money and its effects of inflation, business cycles, and government growth.

He maps out a plan to bring about a dollar that is as good as gold, one that would be protected against manipulation by government and central bankers. Part of that strategy is the minting of a new gold one but the more far-reaching plan involves a redefinition of the dollar and complete monetary competition. This monograph first appeared in 1981, and it has been in wide distribution ever since. But we've never had an edition this beautiful, this affordable, and this handy.

Second Edition
Foreword by Henry Hazlitt
Preface by Murray Rothbard.
 

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More of a political tract than a book, Gold, Peace, and Prosperity is a brief history and analysis of U.S. monetary policy from 1913 through the present, with a focus on the need to return to a gold ... Read full review

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