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  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: FAME (Foundation for the Advancement of (February 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971038007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971038004
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #687,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was very interesting and I am not a university graduate.
Robert A. Chambers
It is essential reading for anyone concerned about what must be done to return the world's financial system to one of Sound Money, i.e. return to the Gold Standard.
David Lewis
Over the past fifty years or so, I've read a goodly number of well written books, and Ferdinand Lips' GOLD WARS hits within the top ten of my all-time best reads.
Alan

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62 of 68 people found the following review helpful By D. Buxman TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 22, 2002
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The G-7 nations have been trying to artificially suppress the price of gold for years, ever since these nations went off the gold standard and elected, under U.S. pressure, to rely solely on fiat money. The problems that we are currently seeing with the global economy are a direct result of this short-sighted, ignorant policy that destroys the economies of developing nations, many of which are gold producers, and threatens the stability of the economic structure of the entire planet. Ferdinand Lips does a remarkable job of explaining a complex subject in an interesting and lucid manner. Especially of interest is his explanation of the campaign of blackmail that was used to force Switzerland into the IMF and off the gold standard. Excellent reading!
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 1, 2002
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This book goes a long way towards explaining the root of unfolding financial crises in international finance today. Authorities in the field of investing are saying this book is going to be remembered as a classic that explains the old gold standard, the current collapse of fiat currencies, and what the future may hold.
Economic implosions have often led to world wars in the past, and are certainly playing a role in the present prelude to World War III.
This book is much more than a dry economic treatise!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Alan on August 1, 2002
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Over the past fifty years or so, I've read a goodly number of well written books, and Ferdinand Lips' GOLD WARS hits within the top ten of my all-time best reads.
His 20th century historical review of the gradual, global abandonment of gold as a monetary standard was enlightening in itself. What was a true eye-opener for me, though, was Mr. Lips' accompanying commentary on the who, why, and how behind this regressive step.
Also illuminating were his comments, and those of others quoted, on the pitfalls of fiat currencies backed by no real checks and balances, and supported only by the public's trust in their country's central bank.
Projected into the future, Mr. Lips revelations, thoughts and warnings could very well prove prophetic of what is headed our way should we not again link the timeless value of gold to our money systems.
In my opinion, this book is a truly great expose'..
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By H. Guentert on December 25, 2006
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First, I have to commend Mr. Lips for authoring a great book for those of us interested in the true history of how the gold standard was eventually eliminated as a stabilizing limiter for the money supply throughout the world. It was heartbreaking to find that even the Swiss were hoodwinked into accepting a new Constitution that now makes the Swiss Franc unreliable as a store of value.

Second, being at least 25% Swiss by heritage, I have always had great respect for their direct democracy, common sense, defensive preparedness, high quality production, and neutral political policies that have helped save many lives. It is shocking to me to find that even the Swiss are nearly as gullible as Americans, and unwilling or ignorant of the trap that has been layed for them by the globalists. I disagree with all the comments that claim that the instigators of this atrocity are only foolish or misguided, but submit that they are extremely well informed organized criminals at the top of the pyramid.

Third, although I was actually looking for an out of print book by a similar name when I came across this book and the F.A.M.E. website, it was like finding a "nugget of gold" among the numerous books available. The older title by a different author starts with money history back in China with Ghangis Khan passing out Mulberry tree bark government notes that had to be used without question or death was the official alternative. All precious metal and mineral imports had to pass through the Khan's treasury with the highest prices paid in worthless bark notes that could then be used to purchase goods from the common folk. Surprise, the Khan became extraordinarily wealthy until driven out of China.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Review Monster VINE VOICE on March 3, 2003
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A reader ... recommended this book to me when gold futures first started moving up in value.
I was completely flabbergasted. This the first time I have seen such a critical view of the gold manipulation that goes on around the world. The discussions about the goals and the strategies that the IMF uses are worth purchasing the book alone. In some places the writing meanders, but over all any gold bug will find this a valuable resource.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Edelmiro Fuentes on April 20, 2010
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Although the book was published in 2001, it is by no means outdated. The evolution of the global economy in the last 10 years fits "nicely" within the historic, economic, and even political analysis presented in this book. And considering the actual price of gold, it seems that the yellow metal is little by little repositioning itself as real money rather than simply a commodity.

For any historian, one of the most difficult questions to play with is "What if...?" Mr. Lips, in his conclusion, answers the disturbing question: What if the gold standard would have remained? This is something to really think about:

"If the countries at war in World War I (WWI) had not hastily and foolishly given up the gold standard, WWI might not have lasted more than six months, because the warring nations would have run out of gold to pay for it [...] If WWI had lasted only six months, currencies would not have been destroyed [...] Without the mishandling of gold, there would never have been a Hitler [...] nor would Russia have had to endure a Stalin [...] There would never have been a WWII. [...] The suppression of gold and the unlimited expansion of Fiat money have led to the monetary, economic and political crises and wars of the twentieth century."
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