Economics of a Pure Gold Standard

Economics of a Pure Gold Standard

by Mark Skousen

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The case for returning to a gold standard has usually been made on a political, not economic basis. In this new edition of his classic work, Mark Skousen introduces the key concepts and research showing the case for gold from an economic standpoint while offering realistic scenarios for how gold could once again become the basis of a monetary system.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453753088
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/05/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 170
Sales rank: 791,180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Mark Skousen, Ph. D., is a professional economist, investment expert, university professor, and author of over 25 books. Currently he holds the Benjamin Franklin Chair of Management at Grantham University. In 2004 05, he taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School and Columbia University. He has also taught at Rollins College in Florida and Mercy College in New York. Since 1980, Skousen has been editor in chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter. His Ph. D. dissertation (George Washington University, 1977) was on the economics of a pure gold standard, the basis of this book.
Skousen is a former analyst for the CIA, a columnist for Forbes magazine, chairman of Investment U, and past president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in New York (2001 02). He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Christian Science Monitor, and has appeared on CNBC, CNN, ABC News, Fox News, and C-SPAN Book TV. His bestsellers include The Making of Modern Economics, Economic Logic, Investing in One Lesson, and EconoPower. In 2006, he compiled and edited The Compleated Autobiography, by Benjamin Franklin (Regnery). He is also the producer of FreedomFest, the world's largest gathering of free minds. In honor of his work in economics, finance and management, Grantham University renamed its business school The Mark Skousen School of Business.

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