Money mischief: episodes in monetary history

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992 - Business & Economics - 274 pages
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A Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics makes clear once and for all that no one is immune to the effects of monetary economics--both its theory and practices. He demonstrates through historical episodes the mischief that can result from misunderstanding the monetary system.

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MONEY MISCHIEF: Episodes in Monetary History

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A lively, enlightening introduction to monetary history from the libertarian economist whose contributions to the quantity theory of money earned him a Nobel Prize in 1976. Starting from the premise ... Read full review

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I am sure this is an excellent book....I am a huge fan of Milton Friedman. However, I am sad to say that the intricate and detailed economics in Money Mischief were over my some parts, way ... Read full review


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About the author (1992)

An influential leader in the field of economics, Milton Friedman had his humble beginnings in New York City, where he was born in 1912 to poor immigrants. Friedman was educated at Rutgers University. He went on to the University of Chicago to earn his A.M., and to Columbia University, where in 1946 he received his Ph.D. That same year he became professor of economics at the University of Chicago and remained there for 30 years. He was also on the research staff at the National Bureau of Economic Research from 1937-1981. Friedman's greatest work is considered to be A Theory of the Consumption Function, published in 1957. Other books include A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960, and The Optimum Quantity of Money and Other Essays. Friedman was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1976.