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Contents Foreword by Addison Wiggin Preface Part I: Money in All its Forms Chapter 1: Good Money Is Stable Money: A Barter Economy vs. a Money Economy Chapter 2: Hard Money and Soft Money: Currency around the World?from the 7th Century BC to the 21st Century AD Chapter 3: Supply, Demand, and the Value of Currency: How the Circulation of Money Is Regulated by Central Banks Chapter 4: Inflation, Deflation, and Floating Currencies ?And Their Effect on Prices, Wages, Taxes, and Debt Chapter 5: The Gold Standard: A Benchmark of the Value of Money that Creates a Free Market Chapter 6: Taxes ?How They Diminish Productivity, Trade, the Stability of Money, and Overall Economic Health Part II: A History of US Money Chapter 7: Money in America ?From Colonial Silver and Paper to the Turmoil of 1929 Chapter 8: A History of Central Banking ?From Ancient Egypt and Rome to the Bank of England and the US Federal Reserve Chapter 9: The 1930s: Bad Capitalism and a Failure of Monetary and Fiscal Policy Chapter 10: The Bretton Woods Gold Standard: 30 Years of Hard Currency Destroyed by Taxes in the 1970s Chapter 11: Volcker and Reagan: Monetarism Fails, But the Tax Cuts Succeed ?And the 1980s Boom Chapter 12: The Greenspan Years: The 1987 Stock Market Crash, a Recession, Deflation, and a Slow Economic Recovery Part III: Currency Crises Around the World Chapter 13: Japan?s Two Great Periods of Economic Success ?Based on a Gold Standard/Hard Currency and Low Taxes Chapter 14: The Asia Crisis of the Late 1990s: Worldwide Currency Turmoil and Economic Disaster Caused by a Mismanaged US Dollar Chapter 15: Devastating Currency Devaluations in Russian, China, Mexico, and Yugoslavia Chapter 16: A Return to Hard Currencies-- Good Government Leads to Good Money Notes
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