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The GoldMoney Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the first Spanish translation of the late Ferdinand Lips's book Gold Wars – a detailed and thought-provoking argument in favour of the gold standard. First published back in 2002 on the cusp of gold's latest bull market, Lips makes a thorough case for gold's use as money, and shows how and why governments and central banks turned against gold over the course of the 20th century. Lips is particularly scathing about how the financial elite in his own country, Switzerland, turned against their own sound money tradition – calling this "the betrayal of Switzerland". A special launch event for this book was held on 21 June 2012 in Madrid.
Out of print since 2006, this 1700-page book, which was highlighted in an article in The Wall Street Journal of 29 May 2010, is the leading historical account of the legal history of the US dollar. James Turk has written that Pieces of Eight “will without any doubt stand throughout time as the definitive account of the descent in the United States from the sound money imparted by the Constitution to the unsound debt-contract that is the inferior, unconstitutional unit of account that today passes as the 'dollar'.”
Read James Turk's review.
Since the initial Spanish publication in 1997, Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles has already been translated into several languages. The GoldMoney Foundation has made possible the Dutch translation, which was completed by Tuur Demeester of the Belgium-based Rothbard Institute.
Professor de Huerta Soto’s seminal book is now recognized worldwide as an authoritative source on the principles of sound money and banking. It is a must-read for every student of monetary history, and everyone else who wants to understand the harmful essential nature of fractional reserve banking.