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Gold, Credit and Employment

Four Essays for Laymen, 1st Edition

By G. D. H. Cole


164 pages

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Originally published in 1930, the essays in this book discuss some of the leading financial controversies of the early 1930s in non-technical language. Rationalisation, the Gold Standard and the problems of currency and credit in their relation to unemployment are among the questions discussed. The volume as a whole is a plea at once for a revision of the (then) current banking policy and for a more energetic effort by the Government to break into the vicious circle of unemployment and under-consumption.

Table of Contents

1. Gold, Credit and Unemployment 2. The Gold Question 3. The Government and the Unemployed 4. Cheaper Money, Rationalisation and Employment

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Gold Standard

Re-issuing 8 seminal volumes in the history of economics, originally published between 1930 and 1987, but which still have enduring validity, the volumes in this set byBarthold A. Butenschøn, Karl Gustav Cassel, G. D. H. Cole, Diane B. Kunz, H. L. Puxley, George F. Warren and Frank A. Pearson and Charles Morgan Webb:

  • Set the British political and financial crisis of 1931 in an international context


  • Provide a definitive account of an exciting episode in British politics


  • Discuss the inadequacy of ‘orthodox Gold Standard theory’ in the light of post-war monetary phenomena


  • Form an invaluable commentary on the monetary instability of these crucial years


  • Represent an influential study of the relationship between the prices of gold and other commodities

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic Conditions
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Comparative