Table of contents for The new gold standard : rediscovering the power of gold to protect and grow wealth / Paul Nathan.


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Preface.
Part I: Gold and the Domestic Economy.
Chapter 1 Why Gold?
Gold: The King of Metals.
Gold Becomes the Standard of the World.
Too Little Gold – Or Too Much Paper?
The “Gold Prevents Prosperity” Myth.
In Gold We Trust.
Chapter 2 The Gold Standard: A Standard for Freedom.
What Money Is . . .
… And What Money Is Not.
The Nature of Inflation.
The Fiat Standard at Work.
The Illusion of Prosperity.
The Meaning of the Gold Standard.
Chapter 3 Why Prices Have Not Skyrocketed.
On Human Action.
Quantity Versus Values.
The Quantity of Money And The Gold Standard.
Too Little Fiscal Responsibility Chasing Too Many Politicians.
Chapter 4 The Inflation / Deflation Conundrum.
The Cause of the Recent Spike in Commodities.
Chapter 5 Central Banking in the 21st Century.
The Rise of Populism.
A World in Transition.
The Fed of the 21st Century.
Part II: The International Gold Standard.
Chapter 6 The Making of an International Monetary Crisis.
Monetary Theory: Past.
The Theory Projected.
"If at First You Don't Succeed…"
The SDR: "As Good as Gold" Again!
Debt Amortization or Default: The False Alternative.
The Frightening Prospect of an International Debt.
Toward An International Fiat Reserve System.
Simply Repetitious.
The Real Meaning of Monetary Reform.
Chapter 7 The Death of Bretton Woods: A History Lesson.
Fixed exchange rates, flexible rules....
Export or Devalue: Institutionalizing the Devaluation Bias....
"Hot Money Blues".
The Role of the Dollar under Bretton Woods.
Limited Gold — Unlimited Dollars: A Formula for Disaster.
Confidence versus Liquidity — A Two-Tier Tale.
Gold's Limitations: A Blessing in Disguise.
U.S. Balance of Payments Problems.
The High Price of Gifts.
On Domestic Dreams and International Nightmares.
Chapter 8 Who is Protected by Protectionism?
A Few Principles.
Enter Protectionism.
Trade Between Nations.
Protectionism: The Greatest Threat to Prosperity.
The U.S. Balance of Payments Problem in Perspective.
The Protection Racket.
Part III: Returning to a Gold Standard.
Chapter 9 Are the Fiat and the Gold Standards Converging?
A Monetary System Needs to Know Its Limitations.
Reduced Leverage Equals Reduced Speculation.
The Process of Convergence.
A New Day.
Chapter 10 Gold: The “New” Money.
Rediscovering Gold.
The International “Walk” on Gold.
Competing Monies.
Chapter 11 How Not To Advocate a Gold Standard.
The "Intrinsic Worth" Argument.
The "Store of Value" Argument.
Gold "Price" Predictions.
The "Legal Tender" Argument.
The "Official Price of Gold" Fetish.
The Devaluation Syndrome.
The "Stop Printing Money" Argument.
The "Demonetization" Threat.
On Context, Cause and Effect.
Part IV: Investing In Gold.
Chapter 12 Lessons of a Life-Long Gold Investor.
On Trading.
The Rules of the Game.
When to be Flexible…
…And When To Stick To Your Guns.
On Investing.
Shake Outs.
Turning a Disadvantage into an Advantage.
On Leverage.
When to Sell a Stock.
"Be afraid. Be very, very, afraid...".
How to Own Gold.
Chapter 13 A Final Word on Gold.
On Bretton Woods II.
The New SDR Threat.
On QE2.
The Banking System of a Free Society.
In Conclusion.
Recommended Reading.
Bibliography.
Acknowledgments.
About the Author.
Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Gold standard -- United States.
Gold -- United States.
Investments -- United States.
Monetary policy -- United States.
Inflation (Finance) -- United States.