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Routledge Library Editions: The Gold Standard


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Re-issuing 8 seminal volumes in the history of economics, originally published between 1930 and 1987, but which still have enduring validity, the volumes in this set byBarthold A. Butenschøn, Karl Gustav Cassel, G. D. H. Cole, Diane B. Kunz, H. L. Puxley, George F. Warren and Frank A. Pearson and Charles Morgan Webb:

  • Set the British political and financial crisis of 1931 in an international context

 

  • Provide a definitive account of an exciting episode in British politics

 

  • Discuss the inadequacy of ‘orthodox Gold Standard theory’ in the light of post-war monetary phenomena

 

  • Form an invaluable commentary on the monetary instability of these crucial years

 

  • Represent an influential study of the relationship between the prices of gold and other commodities

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The Downfall of the Gold Standard

The Downfall of the Gold Standard

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Gustav Kassel
December 15, 2019

In this book, originally published in 1936, the author charts the sequence of events which converted him from an advocate of the restoration of the gold standard to a convinced opponent. His indictment of the gold standard is comprehensive and he attributes it as the chief cause of the economic...

The Battle for Britain's Gold Standard in 1931

The Battle for Britain's Gold Standard in 1931

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Diane B Kunz
December 15, 2019

This book, originally published in 1987 sets the British political and financial crisis of 1931 in an international context by concentrating on the bankers who were primarily responsible for leading the fight to protect sterling in a world context. 1931 marks the point at which the near-autonomy...

The Outlook for Gold

The Outlook for Gold

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Charles Morgan Webb
December 15, 2019

Originally published in 1931, this book was written at a time when the utility and value of gold was under great scrutiny. Global financial circles were discussing the necessity of reducing the price of gold, pressing for the return of Britain to a gold standard and imposing a managed currency....

Symmetallism: An Alternative to Orthodox Bimetallism

Symmetallism: An Alternative to Orthodox Bimetallism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Barthold A. Butenschøn
December 15, 2019

Originally published in 1936, this book discusses the post-War reconstruction of the monetary system. It examines the American use of silver and changes to China's currency system and asks whether a combination of gold and silver would not be a better solution than a pure Gold Standard. The book...

Gold and Prices

Gold and Prices

1st Edition

Forthcoming

George F. Warren, Frank A. Pearson
December 15, 2019

This influential study of the relationship between the prices of gold and other commodities was originally published in 1935. In it the authors attributed the initial cause of the great depression in the US to the reestablishment of the gold standard in many European countries and resulting...

Ten Years of Currency Revolution: 1922-1932

Ten Years of Currency Revolution: 1922-1932

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Charles Morgan Webb
December 15, 2019

Originally published in 1935, this book charts the revolution from a banking to an industrial conception of currency which took place between 1922 and 1932. Having failed to stabilise the purchasing power of gold, General Strong stabilised the purchasing power of the dollar, an idea which was...

A Critique of the Gold Standard

A Critique of the Gold Standard

1st Edition

Forthcoming

H. L. Puxley
December 15, 2019

Originally published in 1933 this book discusses the inadequacy of ‘orthodox Gold Standard theory’ in the light of post-war monetary phenomena. In demonstrating that the Gold Standard had broken down the book explains that the Quantity Theory of Money is an inaccurate explanation of what happens...

Gold, Credit and Employment: Four Essays for Laymen

Gold, Credit and Employment: Four Essays for Laymen

1st Edition

Forthcoming

G. D. H. Cole
December 15, 2019

Originally published in 1930, the essays in this book discuss some of the leading financial controversities of the early 1930s in non-technical language. Rationalisation, the Gold Standard and the problems of currency and credit in their relation to unemployment are among the questions discussed....

Routledge Library Editions: The Gold Standard

Routledge Library Editions: The Gold Standard

1st Edition

Various Authors
November 13, 2017

Re-issuing 8 seminal volumes in the history of economics, originally published between 1930 and 1987, but which still have enduring validity, the volumes in this set by Barthold A. Butenschøn, Karl Gustav Cassel, G. D. H. Cole, Diane B. Kunz, H. L. Puxley, George F. Warren and Frank A. Pearson and...

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