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The Case Against 2 Per Cent Inflation: From Negative Interest Rates to a 21st Century Gold Standard

This book analyses the controversial and critical issue of 2% inflation targeting, currently practised by central banks in the US, Japan and Europe. Where did the 2% target inflation originate, and for what reason? Do these reasons stand up to scrutiny? This book explores these key questions, contributing to the growing debate that the global …

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A Global Monetary Plague: Asset Price Inflation and Federal Reserve Quantitative Easing

The Great Monetary Experiment designed and administered by the Federal Reserve under the Obama Administration unleashed strong irrational forces in global asset markets. The result of this experiment was a ‘plague’ of market irrationality which has attacked and corrupted the vital signaling function of financial market prices.  This book analyses how quantitative easing caused a …

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Euro Crash: How Asset Price Inflation Destroys the Wealth of Nations

Fiat currency central banks claim to fight the inflation they cause, and likewise to offset the financial instability and systemic risk they create. The depreciation of the currencies they issue at will often cause falls in foreign exchange value, goods and services inflation, or asset price inflations. Of these, asset price inflations are the most …

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The Flight of International Capital A Contemporary History

Originally published in 1987,┬áThe Flight of International Capital┬áprovides a fascinating comprehensive analysis of the history of international money movements. Taking 1931 as the turning point between old-style and modern methods of conducting monetary affairs, the book relates currency shifts and investment trends to political events. He deals with five eras in the history of international …

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Monetary Chaos in Europe (Routledge Revivals): The End of an Era

First published in 1988, this reissue reconstructs the reaction of financial markets to war, defeat, and revolution in Europe, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914, to the bankruptcy of Germany in July 1931. Dr. Brown demonstrates how the contemporary investor can improve the wisdom of his decisions by gaining an understanding …

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Monetary Chaos in Europe: The End of an Era

Brendan Brown reconstructs the reaction of financial markets to war, defeat and revolution in Europe between the Wars, and suggests that contemporary investor can the benefit from an understanding of these years.