Money Meltdown

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 24, 2009 - History - 412 pages
In this analysis, Shelton calls for a unified international monetary regime—a new Bretton Woods—to lay the foundation for worldwide stability and prosperity in the post-Cold War era.

Despite worldwide rhetoric about free trade and the global economy, the leading economic powers have done little to address the most insidious form of protectionism—the inherently unstable international monetary system. In outlining steps toward a new world monetary structure, Judy Shelton elevates the needs of individual producers—who actually create wealth in the global economy—over the programmes of governments.
 

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Shelton, whose 1989 audit of Kremlin finances (The Coming Soviet Crash) proved dead-on, here casts a cold eye on the increasingly fractious and risky state of the international monetary system ... Read full review

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Contents

Losing the Dream
1
Retreat to Protectionism
8
The Legacy of Bretton Woods
15
The Fall from Grace
61
The World on Edge
103
Theory Versus Reality
171
The Solid Choice
243
Agenda for a New Bretton Woods
289
The Sanctity
337
Rival Domains
344
Notes
353
61
357
103
364
Acknowledgments
385
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