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The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar

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01/01/1962Murray N. Rothbard

Rothbard shows how money must originate from a commodity. In an ideal system, a dollar would be a unit of weight, and paper money would operate strictly as warehouse receipts for the stock of the monetary metal. There would be no fractional reserve banking. Rothbard offers a rebuttal to the objections to a 100 percent gold dollar raised by Professor Leland Yeager.


Murray N. Rothbard

Murray N. Rothbard made major contributions to economics, history, political philosophy, and legal theory. He combined Austrian economics with a fervent commitment to individual liberty.


Mises Institute, 2001