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What Has Government Done to Our Money? and The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar

What Has Government Done to Our Money? and The Case for the 100 Percent Gold Dollar - Murray N. Rothbard Rothbard is the man. His brutally methodical and rational approach to what money is, and what it should be, make his case for a gold standard seem obvious, despite the majority of economists supporting government controlled, fiat currencies and condescendingly mocking 'goldbugs.'After reading from various sources on inflation, deflation, the gold standard, the merits and evils of saving (aka hoarding) and the role of government in creating and regulating money I am convinced that this is the book to go to. Any argument against a gold standard will have to answer Rothbard to remain credible.