This book sheds light on how people come to hold opposing views, how these views solidify into the sides of a debate, and how one side becomes the dominant view. It explores the development of a theoretical approach together with debate on alternative theoretical approaches and policy options.
1. Introduction 2. Historiography and Cultural Theory 3. Bullionism and Irish Currency 4. English Currency and the Bullion Report 5. The Failure of Bullionist Monetary Theory and Policy 6. The Success of Bullionism and the Bullionists 7. Summary, Assessment, and Conclusions