Featuring the author Nathan Lewis, Forbes; with an introduction by Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media; with comments by Lawrence White, Professor of Economics, George Mason University; moderated by Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.
In this sequel to Gold: the Once and Future Money, Nathan
Lewis describes the theoretical basis of gold-standard monetary
systems. Lewis argues that the pre-1913 world gold standard system
was perhaps the most successful monetary system the world has ever
seen, enabling high levels of economic growth. Descriptions of both
Britain’s economic rise under the gold standard and the United
States’ rise to economic prominence under gold are also discussed.
Lewis offers the technical details necessary to implement and
maintain a gold-standard system. Join us for a lively discussion of
monetary history and a glance into one possible monetary future.