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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (678 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Murray N. Rothbard Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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The Mises Institute is pleased to present this audio edition of Rothbard's most famous monetary essay - the one that has influenced two generations of economists, investors, and business professionals. The Mises Institute has united this book with its natural complement: a detailed reform proposal for a 100 percent gold dollar. The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar was written a decade before the last vestiges of the gold standard were abolished. Rothbard's unique plan for making the dollar sound again still holds up. Some people have said that Rothbard tells us what is wrong with money but not what to do about it. Well, with the addition of this essay, the problem and the answer are united in a comprehensive whole.

After presenting the basics of money and banking theory, Rothbard traces the decline of the dollar from the 18th century to the present and provides lucid critiques of central banking, New Deal monetary policy, Nixonian fiat money, and fixed exchange rates. He also provides a blueprint for a return to a 100 percent reserve gold standard. The book made huge theoretical advances. Rothbard was the first to prove that the government, and only the government, can destroy money on a mass scale, and he showed exactly how they go about this dirty deed. But just as importantly, it is beautifully written. He tells a thrilling story because he loves the subject so much.The passion that Murray Rothbard feels for the topic comes through in the prose and transfers to the reader. Readers become excited about the subject and tell others. Students tell professors. Some, like the great Ron Paul of Texas, have even run for political office after having read it.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haley | 2/16/2014

    " Very good 'nuts and bolts' book about economics. Slightly technical at times for the econ-tarded like me, but provides an excellent understanding of the fundamentals that have led us to our current financial mess. Great for a beginner who doesn't have much economics background or understanding. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants a better understanding of current events. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 2/3/2014

    " Well, it's certainly dry, but I think he has a really good explanation of what money is. Who cares you say? Well, unless you think government creates wealth or you want to be poor for ever, you should. Failure to understand what money IS is a serious issue in our society. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Macomber | 2/2/2014

    " This book was very informational on a project i was doing and gave me a lot of background knowledge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 1/28/2014

    " Must read. Really. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 1/27/2014

    " Excellent introduction to the history and role of money. Should be read by everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony Papillion | 1/22/2014

    " If you have even a passing interest in economics and the systems that drive money, you owe it to yourself to read this book. Rothbard is a brilliant economist who expertly and clearly explains how money works and how the government is destroying our currency through its constant intervention in the money supply through the Federal Reserve and Fractional Reserve Banking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Keisling | 1/11/2014

    " An essential reading on the theory and history of money. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Giyanto | 12/8/2013

    " Buku ini dengan enteng mengubah ideologiku berbalik 180 derajat, dari sosialis ke anarcho-chapitalism :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin Funderburk | 12/5/2013

    " So far, so good. Book provides a sound argument against fiat money and the case for a 100 % gold dollar standard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 12/2/2013

    " An excellent book. The early chapters cover the history of money and banking. The book gives you an understanding of how governments can manipulate and control society just by having absolute control over currency. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 11/5/2013

    " Great introduction to free-market economics. I mean FREE-market economics. Your concept of true economic freedom just might change after reading this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aurochz | 10/6/2013

    " A close to perfect introduction to money. Gives an explanation for how and why it is necessary to emerge on the free market and also how government negatively effects it as a commodity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spawk Hw | 9/30/2013

    " Excellent intro to monetary theory "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brendan | 5/25/2013

    " Rothbard's writing is top-notch - no one explains economics better. This book makes a great introduction to how money and inflation work, and is a good primer for the major points of monetary history in the last century or so. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret Jones | 5/21/2013

    " I learned that fiat money has lead to our expanded government and will continue to do so. I now believe the dollar is in danger of collapse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 5/8/2013

    " Best book on understanding money, its origins and moral monetary policy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mitchell Toland | 1/23/2013

    " This book opened my eyes to what was actually going on with the monetary system of the United States. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven Shaw | 9/22/2011

    " The case against modern monetary policy of inflation-targeting central banking to a free-market money such as gold. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Giyanto | 7/28/2011

    " Buku ini dengan enteng mengubah ideologiku berbalik 180 derajat, dari sosialis ke anarcho-chapitalism :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 9/26/2010

    " Didn't answer the real problems that would be created with a gold standard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 9/25/2010

    " The case against modern monetary policy of inflation-targeting central banking to a free-market money such as gold. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 3/27/2010

    " Great overview of currency and issues with government approach. I'd have to re-read to provide more details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 2/9/2010

    " The second book I ever read in economics. An eye-opener. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jari | 1/7/2010

    " Kirja tuo selkeästi esiin sen mitä raha on ollut, mitä se on nyt ja mitä sen pitäisi olla. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 10/11/2009

    " Well, it's certainly dry, but I think he has a really good explanation of what money is. Who cares you say? Well, unless you think government creates wealth or you want to be poor for ever, you should. Failure to understand what money IS is a serious issue in our society. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 9/25/2009

    " I learned that fiat money has lead to our expanded government and will continue to do so. I now believe the dollar is in danger of collapse. "

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About the Author
Author Murray N. Rothbard

Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995), the author of twenty-five books and thousands of articles, was a historian, philosopher, and dean of the Austrian School of Economics. He was the S. J. Hall distinguished professor of economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and also academic vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.

About the Narrator

Jeff Riggenbach has worked in radio in San Francisco for over thirty years, earning a Golden Mike Award for journalistic excellence and an Earphones Award for narration.