Money Mischief by Milton Friedman
Episodes in Monetary History

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Friedman makes clear once and for all that no one is immune from monetary economics-that is, from the effects of its theory and its practices. He demonstrates through historical events the mischief that can result from misunderstanding the monetary system. Index.

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Milton Friedman" is a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. Before that, he was Paul Snowden Russell Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He has also taught at Columbia University, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota, and Cambridge University. Among his many books are "Essays in Positive Economics, A Program for Monetary Stability, Capitalism and Freedom, A Monetary History of the United States", and "The Optimum Quantity of Money".
Published March 31, 1994 by Mariner Books. 303 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Starting from the premise that no society or individual is unaffected by monetary policy (which centers on control of a nation's money supply), Friedman (co-author, Tyranny of the Status Quo, 1984, etc.) offers a quick and simplified briefing on monetary theory that stresses, among other matters,...

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From the Micronesian Yap islands' 12-foot stone ``coins'' to today's paper currencies backed only by fiat, Nobel-laureate economist Friedman ( Free to Choose ) here examines anomalies of world monetary history, including the effect of successive 19th-century gold ore discoveries and refining impr...

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