Fiat Money Inflation in France: How It Came, What It Brought, and How It Ended
Andrew Dickson WhiteISBN: 1410205835;
In 1790 the French people, by general acquiescence, embarked upon what they believed to be a harmless experiment in currency inflation. The results of this action are vividly described in Dr. Andrew D. White?s book entitled Fiat Money Inflation in France - How It Came, What It Brought and How It Ended. The story of "Fiat Money Inflation in France" is one of great interest to legislators, to economic students, and to all business and thinking men. It records the most gigantic attempt ever made in the history of the world by a government to create an inconvertible paper currency, and to maintain its circulation at various levels of value. It also records what is perhaps the greatest of all governmental efforts - with the possible exception of Diocletian?s - to enact and enforce a legal limit of commodity prices. Every fetter that could hinder the will or thwart the wisdom of democracy had been shattered, and in consequence every device and expedient that untrammelled...
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