The Gold Standard

Rules to Rule By
Author: Ari Gold
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 0316306118
Category: Humor
Page: 224
View: 5557
Ari Gold, after years of dominating the Hollywood agency scene, finally offers invaluable tips and advice on how to be as successful in work and in life as Gold himself. Ari Gold is known for his ruthless approach to deal-making and client relationships that made him one of, if not the, most powerful and sought-after agents in Hollywood until he retired in 2011. In his new book THE GOLD STANDARD, Gold will illuminate, for the first time, his unique, effective and, some would say, outrageous philosophies on running a successful business, client management, employee motivation, keeping a happy home life, and other keys to his many successes. Brash, emphatic, instructive and always wise, Gold's book will rival business and leadership bestsellers the world over. In his own words and with his trademark enthusiasm, Gold's tome will be the only book anyone wanting to make something of him or herself will ever need. Ari Gold says: "In my humble opinion, if you want to run a successful business this is the only book you'll ever have to read. And my humble opinion is never wrong."

The Gold Standard

Building a World-Class Team
Author: Mike Krzyzewski
Publisher: Business Plus
ISBN: 044655796X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 4412
Says Coach K: "In all forms of leadership, whether you are a coach, a CEO, or a parent, there are four words that, when said, can bring out the best in your team, your employees, and your family...I BELIEVE IN YOU. These four words can mean the difference between a fear of failure and the courage to try." In his previous bestselling books, Coach K has guided readers to success the way he has guided his teams at Duke University - - with the power of his inspirational words and phenomenal leadership skills. But that was with college kids.....Now, Coach K has stepped up to take on an entirely new challenge - by volunteering to coach the US Olympic Basketball team. Comprised of some of the biggest NBA stars, Coach K had to work with huge egos and personal rivalries in order to create an American team that could win against the best competition in the world and restore Team USA to the gold standard of basketball. This is more than a celebratory book - it's Coach K's first-hand account of how he dealt with such stars as Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and all the rest to buy into his "total team" play. Half a book on basketball, half a book on management techniques, THE GOLD STANDARD captures Coach K's personal style and approach to getting different (and sometimes difficult) people to work hard and succeed in reaching a common goal.

The Gold Standard at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Rising Powers, Global Money, and the Age of Empire
Author: Steven Bryan
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526334
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 2686
By the end of the nineteenth century, the world was ready to adopt the gold standard out of concerns of national power, prestige, and anti-English competition. Yet although the gold standard allowed countries to enact a virtual single world currency, the years before World War I were not a time of unfettered liberal economics and one-world, one-market harmony. Outside of Europe, the gold standard became a tool for nationalists and protectionists primarily interested in growing domestic industry and imperial expansion. This overlooked trend, provocatively reassessed in Steven Bryan's well-documented history, contradicts our conception of the gold standard as a British-based system infused with English ideas, interests, and institutions. In countries like Japan and Argentina, where nationalist concerns focused on infant-industry protection and the growth of military power, the gold standard enabled the expansion of trade and the goals of the age: industry and empire. Bryan argues that these countries looked less to Britain and more to North America and the rest of Europe for ideological models. Not only does this history challenge our idealistic notions of the prewar period, but it also reorients our understanding of the history that followed. Policymakers of the 1920s latched onto the idea that global prosperity before World War I was the result of a system dominated by English liberalism. Their attempt to reproduce this triumph helped bring about the global downturn, the Great Depression, and the collapse of the interwar world.

Gold and the Gold Standard: The Story of Gold Money, Past, Present, and Future

Author: N.A
Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
ISBN: 1610164423
Page: N.A
View: 9748

The Gold Standard

The Challenge of Evidence-based Medicine and Standardization in Health Care
Author: Stefan Timmermans,Marc Berg
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439902813
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 280
View: 9092
The first book to explore the effects of dramatic changes in the delivery of medical care.

The True Gold Standard

A Monetary Reform Plan Without Official Reserve Currencies
Author: Lewis E. Lehrman
Publisher: The Lehrman Institute
ISBN: 0984017801
Category: Currency question
Page: 148
View: 6215
This Monetary Reform Plan proposes to establish the framework for an enduring, stable value for the United States dollar; that is, to define the dollar by statute as a certain weight unit of gold to be coined into lawful money.Long associated with free market prices, mobile factors of production, and free people, a "dollar convertible to gold"* is warranted by the United States Constitution in Article I, Sections 8 and 10 (see Appendix I). A monetary standard of precious metal (gold and silver) was the institutional monetary foundation, the gyroscope, of the great Industrial Revolution of the western world, giving rise at the birth of the American Republic to a reasonably stable American currency. Wars did interrupt stability and growth. But over the long run, economic productivity and population expansion led to unprecedented prosperity. They were hallmarks of the United States from the Coinage Act of 1792 (see Appendix II) until 1971 when the last vestige of dollar linkage to gold was suspended. Floating paper money exchange rates, mixed with pegged and manipulated exchange rates, have persisted during peace and war to this very day. (Since 1971 average hourly real wages have hardly improved.)A floating, or pegged paper and credit currency, has proven itself throughout history an unreliable, depreciating store of value. Unlike the paper dollar, a dollar defined in law as a weight unit of gold is the monetary standard which simultaneously provides all the primary functions of true standard money: (1) a stable store of value; (2) a stable measure and unit-of-account; and, (3) a universally accepted means of payment. A gold monetary standard combines, in one monetary article of wealth, the three primary functions of money. Moreover, the true gold standard of history provides the global networking effects of universally acceptable, equitable, ubiquitous, standard money. Through long historical evolution gold became free trade money.Throughout ancient and modern history it was the unique properties of the gold monetary standard which made it universally acceptable to trading peoples in the market. The test of what The Purpose of The True Gold Standard will endure as honest money can only be studied in the empirical laboratory of human history; mathematical abstractions, drawn from the blackboards of academic economists, will not do. Because trust and universal acceptability are the trademarks of honest moneythese virtues must be affirmed, in the long run, by the tests of the open market, and then reinforced by wise, limited, and prudent governments which understand and embrace the inductive, tested verdict of the market. No perfect monetary system can be fashioned in this imperfect world, peopled by imperfect human beings. But the natural monetary properties of the true gold standarddeveloped by supple and subtle institutional mechanisms through centuries of observation and experienceprovide the world trading system with the least imperfect domestic and international monetary system. Such a system best enables that fragile reed known as civilization to endure.* The term "convertibility" is a conventional but misleading usage handed down from time immemorial. I use the term reluctantly. The historic dollar of the American Constitution should be understood as a certain weight unitof precious metal. Paper and credit monies should be no more than rights to redemption in gold dollars at the statutory parity.

One Nation Under Gold: How One Precious Metal Has Dominated the American Imagination for Four Centuries

Author: James Ledbetter
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 1631493965
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 1088
One Nation Under Gold examines the countervailing forces that have long since divided America—whether gold should be a repository of hope, or a damaging delusion that has long since derailed the rational investor. Worshipped by Tea Party politicians but loathed by sane economists, gold has historically influenced American monetary policy and has exerted an often outsized influence on the national psyche for centuries. Now, acclaimed business writer James Ledbetter explores the tumultuous history and larger-than-life personalities—from George Washington to Richard Nixon—behind America’s volatile relationship to this hallowed metal and investigates what this enduring obsession reveals about the American identity. Exhaustively researched and expertly woven, One Nation Under Gold begins with the nation’s founding in the 1770s, when the new republic erupted with bitter debates over the implementation of paper currency in lieu of metal coins. Concerned that the colonies’ thirteen separate currencies would only lead to confusion and chaos, some Founding Fathers believed that a national currency would not only unify the fledgling nation but provide a perfect solution for a country that was believed to be lacking in natural silver and gold resources. Animating the "Wild West" economy of the nineteenth century with searing insights, Ledbetter brings to vivid life the actions of Whig president Andrew Jackson, one of gold’s most passionate advocates, whose vehement protest against a standardized national currency would precipitate the nation’s first feverish gold rush. Even after the establishment of a national paper currency, the virulent political divisions continued, reaching unprecedented heights at the Democratic National Convention in 1896, when presidential aspirant William Jennings Bryan delivered the legendary "Cross of Gold" speech that electrified an entire convention floor, stoking the fears of his agrarian supporters. While Bryan never amassed a wide-enough constituency to propel his cause into the White House, America’s stubborn attachment to gold persisted, wreaking so much havoc that FDR, in order to help rescue the moribund Depression economy, ordered a ban on private ownership of gold in 1933. In fact, so entrenched was the belief that gold should uphold the almighty dollar, it was not until 1973 that Richard Nixon ordered that the dollar be delinked from any relation to gold—completely overhauling international economic policy and cementing the dollar’s global significance. More intriguing is the fact that America’s exuberant fascination with gold has continued long after Nixon’s historic decree, as in the profusion of late-night television ads that appeal to goldbug speculators that proliferate even into the present. One Nation Under Gold reveals as much about American economic history as it does about the sectional divisions that continue to cleave our nation, ultimately becoming a unique history about economic irrationality and its influence on the American psyche.

The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism

American Literature at the Turn of the Century
Author: Walter Benn Michaels
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520908291
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 257
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The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism discusses ways of creating value in turn-of-the-century American capitalism. Focusing on such topics as the alienation of property, the invention of masochism, and the battle over free silver, it examines the participation of cultural forms in these phenomena. It imagines a literary history that must at the same time be social, economic, and legal; and it imagines a literature that, to be understood at all, must be understood both as a producer and a product of market capitalism.

The Gold Standard Peripheries

Monetary Policy, Adjustment and Flexibility in a Global Setting
Author: Anders Ögren,Lars Fredrik Øksendal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230362311
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 265
View: 694
The remarkably successful gold standard before 1914 was the first international monetary regime. This book addresses the experience of the gold standard peripheries; i.e. regime takers with limited influence on the regime. How did small countries adjust to an international monetary regime with seemingly little room for policy autonomy?

The Gold Standard and Related Regimes

Collected Essays
Author: Michael D. Bordo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521022941
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 540
View: 3000
Bordo's classic essays on the gold standard and related regimes based directly or indirectly on gold convertibility.


The Final Standard
Author: Nathan Lewis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781544619446
Category: Business cycles
Page: 310
View: 7109
An eBook in .pdf is available at: This is the third book on the topic of gold-based monetary systems by Nathan Lewis, following Gold: the Once and Future Money (2007) and Gold: the Monetary Polaris (2013). It builds upon the principles expressed in those first two books, and takes a historical approach to humans' long experience with gold- and silver-based monetary systems.

The International Adjustment Mechanism

From the Gold Standard to the EMS
Author: L. Gomes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230375421
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 351
View: 2699
This book is about the history of thought and policy on the international adjustment mechanism. Economics emerged as a discipline in its own right largely out of the accumulated reflections, analyses and judgements of a group of writers from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth century who shared a common perspective on matters relating to the adjustment of the balance of payments. The present survey starts with the development of the doctrine at that time and continues the story up to the present debate on economic and monetary union in Europe.

The Gold Standard

Perspectives in the Austrian School
Author: Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
ISBN: 1610166116
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 147
View: 504
This anthology contains seminal essays on the ideal monetary system. From Sennholz's discussion of Mengerian monetary theory to Ron Paul's espousal of a political agenda that champions a gold standard, readers will find that this book serves a dual role--It is both an introduction to Austrian monetary theory and a guide to important events in monetary history. Be sure to add this edition featuring essays by some of today's foremost Austrian thinkers to your collection!

Currency Convertibility

The Gold Standard and Beyond
Author: Barry Eichengreen,Jaime Reis,Jorge Braga de Macedo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134825684
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 1608
The spread of currency convertibility is one of the most dramatic trends of the late twentieth century. It reflects the desire of policymakers to integrate their economies into the global trading system and to attract financial capital and direct investment from abroad. In this book a team of leading international economists and economic historians look at parallel situations in the history of the international monetary system, focusing in particular on the gold standard. The concluding chapter uses a case study of modern Portugal to draw out implications for modern international monetary relations in Europe and for the rest of the world.

The Gold Standard

An Historical Study
Author: Brooks Adams
Publisher: N.A
Category: Currency question
Page: 35
View: 7864

Gold Standard - GAMSAT

Author: Brett FERDINAND
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781927338414
Page: N.A
View: 8040
Skills, strategies and practice for Section 1 and 2 Learn, review and practice for Section 3: Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences From basic concepts to GAMSAT-level practice questions Over 1200 MCQs with helpful, worked solutions One-year online access now includes over 300 educational ......

The Gold Standard Anchored in Islamic Finance

Author: Hossein Askari,Noureddine Krichene
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137485823
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
View: 4210
Askari and Krichene provide a comprehensive background for recent international financial crises—rapid expansion of interest-bearing debt and monetary expansion though the fractional reserve banking system. In this context, the authors provide an analysis of the experience and issues associated with international payments systems—the various forms of the gold standard, the Bretton Woods system and the present system of flexible exchange rates. The authors go on to examine the case for fixed exchange rates (gold standard and other interesting variations) anchored in Islamic finance. The message of this book is that the gold standard could provide a solution for addressing international financial instability if and only if it is anchored in 100% reserve banking, which is an essential pillar of Islamic finance.

The Gold Standard in Theory and History

Author: Barry J. Eichengreen,Marc Flandreau
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415150606
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 340
View: 4728
Since the successful first edition of The Gold Standard in Theory and History was published in 1985, much new research has been completed. This updated version contains five new essays including: * post 1990 literature on exchange rate target zones * a discussion of the light shed by the gold standard on the European Monetary Union debate * a new introduction by Eichengreen with Marc Flandreau This will be an invaluable resource for students of macroeconomics, international economics and economic history at all levels.

The Making of Modern Finance

Liberal Governance and the Gold Standard
Author: Samuel Knafo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134066228
Category: Political Science
Page: 232
View: 641
The Making of Modern Finance is a path-breaking study of the construction of liberal financial governance and demonstrates how complex forms of control by the state profoundly transformed the nature of modern finance. Challenging dominant theoretical conceptions of liberal financial governance in international political economy, this book argues that liberal economic governance is too often perceived as a passive form of governance. It situates the gold standard in relation to practices of monetary governance which preceded it, tracing the evolution of monetary governance from the late middle Ages to show how the 19th century gold standard transformed the way states relate to finance. More specifically, Knafo demonstrates that the institutions of the gold standard helped to put in place instruments of modern monetary policy that are usually associated with central banking and argues that the gold standard was a prelude to Keynesian policies rather than its antithesis. The author reveals that these state interventions played a vital role in the rise of modern financial techniques which emerged in the late 18th and 19th century and served as the foundation for contemporary financial systems. This book will be of strong interest to students and scholars of international political economy, economic history and historical sociology. It will appeal to those interested in monetary and financial history, the modern state, liberal governance, and varieties of capitalism.

Golden Fetters

The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939
Author: Barry Eichengreen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199879133
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
View: 4116
This book offers a reassessment of the international monetary problems that led to the global economic crisis of the 1930s. It explores the connections between the gold standard--the framework regulating international monetary affairs until 1931--and the Great Depression that broke out in 1929. Eichengreen shows how economic policies, in conjunction with the imbalances created by World War I, gave rise to the global crisis of the 1930s. He demonstrates that the gold standard fundamentally constrained the economic policies that were pursued and that it was largely responsible for creating the unstable economic environment on which those policies acted. The book also provides a valuable perspective on the economic policies of the post-World War II period and their consequences.