Smaller countries are more dependent on trade and on attracting capital through lower tax rates. This goes against the notion that "nationalists" can use political separation to increase trade barriers and isolate a national economy.
Why do we have money in the first place? Where does it come from, and what determines its form? What qualities make for a good money? What role do banks play—is it something other than what money itself does for us?
Shortcomings in the government's handling of monetary matters, of credit expansion, and the disastrous consequences of lowering the rate of interest gave birth to the ideas which finally generated the slogan "stabilization."