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Honest Money: Biblical Principles of Money and Banking Paperback – August 1, 1986

ISBN-13: 978-0930462154 ISBN-10: 0930462157

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Christian Liberty Press (August 1, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0930462157
  • ISBN-13: 978-0930462154
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,264,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is another book from Dr. Gary North that was written in the 1980s. _Honest Money_ belongs to the Biblical Blueprint Series. In this series the basic premise is that there are to be two principal people in every area of life: the architect and the builder. The architect who draws up the blueprints is God (the blueprints being the ethical principles he has set down in Scripture). The builder who constructs according to the blueprint is man. The roles are not to be reversed.

Although written over 20 years ago, North's book is remarkably relevant. As then, so now. All countries of the world are in financial peril. North wrote his book to ask a question, "What violations of the principles of the Bible did the West commit that led us into this [financial] mess?" (p. 5)

_Honest Money_ presents a good introduction to the history and nature of money. Money is the most marketable commodity in an economy. There are many ways in which the purchasing power of this commodity is deceptively debased, which leads to all kinds of financial mischief. North explains several ways including monetary inflation (increase of the money supply), which is a ready tool used both by governments and banks.

The following sums up North's view of money as extrapolated from his understanding of biblical principles:

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1. Standard weights and measures, with penalties imposed by the civil government against those who tamper with the scales.

2. A prohibition on all forms of multiple indebtedness by banks, meaning fractional reserve banking.
Competitive entry into the silversmith, goldsmith, or any other smith business.

3. No one is to be compelled by law to accept any form of money.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Max Turbo on June 26, 2010
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Even though this book was originally published in 1986 it still holds facts that are relevant today. Honest weights and measures were important to the Lord back than and therefore should be important today if society is to retain an ethical standard for it's monetary system. Paper money is not honest money without the gold and silver standard to back it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By William Dwayne DelGrande on December 3, 2010
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This books presents key economic concepts in a concise and easily-understood style. A good addition to the home library that provides an understanding of classic economic concepts in view of Biblical teachings.

Dr. North allows you read it for free here:

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. T. Kleven on December 22, 2012
What is money? paper bills? coins? numbers in your bank account? Gary North takes us all the way back to the basics, defining what "money" is, and then lays out a framework for an honest exchange system. This is in stark contrast to the system that we actually have in place today. He explains inflation, government involvement in the money supply, banking, and our current system, "fractional reserve" banking, in simple terms that are easy to grasp and understand. All throughout the book, his points are argued from the Bible, or from Biblical principles. I recommend this book as a short, simple, but thought provoking book on money and the economy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SLIMJIM on May 5, 2014
I write this review during a time in the United States where Occupy Wall Street and protests against banks is on the front page news. In light of the attention on economics and banking, this book is one that would serve as a Christian introduction to the concept of money, and banking. I thoroughly recommend this book, since North's argument follows and is presented clearly. Here I can only highlight a few points from the work: North makes the argument that historically money is valuable socially (and not when someone is alone on abandoned island) and not the invention of the state, since it was around even before state monopoly of money. Bringing his theology to bear, North states that the only one who can have absolute monopoly of anything is God, given our corrupt human nature and therefore government standardized money is not going to be a good thing, and has been the result of much ill (such as printing more money bills which leads to inflation that then affects the prices and quality of products, etc). North also explains in his book the difference between banking and lending to the poor with no interests, nothing that the Bible does not condemn the former (and passages even supporting it) while condemning the latter. North's argument against the Federal Reserve is filled with interesting historical facts and paints a picture of the irrationality and danger of the system. I have always heard rumors that North was all for the gold standard backing the dollar, but I thought it was good to finally read in his own words that he was for the competition of gold, silver, dollars or yen as money and hence not an arbitrary position that gold must necessarily be the standard.Read more ›
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