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The Gold Standard: Untangling Fact from Fiction

George Selgin

Presented at: OCON 2017

Date: Jun 10, 2017

This lecture reviews the historical gold standard, assessing its merits and its shortcomings, and explains how it came to be dismantled. Arguments for and against a gold standard revival are examined, distinguishing unsound from sound reasons for doubting whether such a revival could prove successful.


Parts: 1

Handout: none


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