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A Portrait of the Classical Gold Standard

The gold standard was the one outstanding symbol of unity and economic solidarity which the nineteenth century world had developed. Under Bretton Woods (1944), the gold standard was effectively abandoned: domestic convertibility was illegal and the role of gold was very constrained in favor of the dollar.

Why We Need Deflation and Higher Interest Rates

The Fed, like central bankers elsewhere, (though slightly out of step as it recently hinted at possible future rate hikes) stays committed to a 2% inflation target as it continues a policy driven by a fear of deflation, a fear that is not supported by either good economic theory or economic history properly interpreted.

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