Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366
patrick at zill.net
Wed Jul 9 14:06:58 CDT 2003
On Wed, Jul 09, 2003 at 12:05:19PM -0700, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:
> > I'm not an economist, and only an amateur historian (ancient history) but I
> > believe there was a lot of furor in the USA in the 19th century over the
> > decoupling of the dollar from gold.
> You meant the 20th century :), It was not until the "floating" dollar
> under Nixon than the dollar was fully decoupled from the gold standard.
Are you sure? The previously posted link claimed 1933 (FDR, not
Nixon); perhaps you are referring to Bretton-Woods?
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