Pdf Download [The Power of Gold The History of an Obsession] é Peter L. Bernstein
free read ¸ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ô Peter L. BernsteinLay in the modern economy Nevertheless tremendous amount of scholarship has
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who wanted to find out about about back stories for those events Here is awanted to find out about about back stories for those events Here is a of an element that is almost niversally desired It crosses national ethnic and religious cultures indeed it might be deemed the thing we all worship The author covers the history from legends King Midas and biblical stories The Golden Calf to 2001 when the book was published It is Prom Kings and Drama Queens uite a journey Of course gold is worth so much because we all agree it is worth something If we decided coconuts were as valuable the world would be changed forever ha The book carriess through the search for gold trading the gold killing for gold etc Bernstein spends a good deal of time explaining the gold standard whereby many countries pegged their currency to the value of gold I have to admit he lost me a bit here but I got the idea Since the book has been published gold has Confident Conversation uadrupled in value I would be curious to see what the author would say about that This was an interesting book for a while but I found gold was not interesting enough to hold my interest Gavep at about one third or the way I gave it 3 stars as the writer does an OK job but not well enough to make this captivating for me Very comprehensive and detailed review of the human history of sing gold Some parts are very
Entertaining Such The Goldsuch the gold after the discovery of Americas Gold standard But some parts are. S have become intoxicated obsessed enriched impoverished humbled and proud for the sake of gold From .
The subject mattergold is something of interest But the
presentation in my opinion is of old school very wordy and at times detracts from the story Mostly wellin my opinion is of old school very wordy and at times detracts from the story Mostly well and captivating history of gold Occasionally bogged down by too much detail but it gives a new perspective to potential driving forces behind some historical developments The pictures were nnecessary and seem like page filler Every history buff should add this book to there read list Money has been and will always be integral to the machinations of the history of civilization At least More to Love (A Perfect Fit, until humanity reaches a Star Trekkian time when money will not besed for a person s needs and desires When you get done chuckling at this idea then read the book From the mythology of Midas all the way to the turn of the 20th century the role of gold as money as well as symbol of wealth strength and power has been
repeated in many stories throughout millennia albeit with different actors Thesein many stories throughout millennia albeit with different actors These are a real delight to read with only disappointment that only one chapter was dedicated to the Asian perspective The author was clearly skeptical of gold as the linchpin of monetary standard as you can find out in later chapters ie from 1800s onwards Through the lens of Keynesian economics the gold standard is seen as constraining and nnecessary rigid which runs
against profligate government spendings and government stimulation programs during recession The author seemed to convinced that the goldprofligate government spendings and government stimulation programs during recession The author seemed to convinced that the gold no monetary part to Incorporating myth history and contemporary investigation Bernstein tells the story of how human being. ,
Simply boring details too plentiful You lose track of the history line Finished the audiobookwhich is interesting ntil the author gets into the history of the deeper economic impacts of gold It then gets hard to tra Mankinds history of a Gold obsession Bersntein captures Greek Persian Asian and Roman civilization s obsession for gold He follows the Spaniards Portuguese and British to the Americas not to baptize the heathens but to loot their gold The European riches become nothing but rags after decades of trading silver and gold for simplistic puerilities silk and spices to Asian societies China and India a mirror image of trade between the US and China Subseuently he emphasizes the importance of Gold and how it has dictated the evolution of today s modern monetary policy Fascinating Take the chance and read An Euro centric Keynesian History of GoldGold is a chemically inert oxidation malleable and high density metal This rare metal is paradoxically found across all continentsAncient WorldThe AncientsEgyptians Jews to Romans adored gold but as a display of wealth not as money The demand for gold drove the demand of mining Mining is a labor intensive process and this facilitated slaveryBimetallismKing Croesus595BC was the first to establish gold as coinmedium of exchange via state He annulled private issuance
of electrum and called all outstanding coins and minted gold silver coins to the oldelectrum and called all outstanding coins and minted gold silver coins to the old is seldom stable as changing supply of metal overtime causes the. He past to the future Bernstein's portrayal of gold is intimately linked to the character of humankind.
Peter L. Bernstein