If you have ever wondered how the world can get from here to there from the chaos of depreciating paper to a convertible currency worthy of our children and our grandchildren wonder no more. The answer, brilliantly expounded, is between these covers.
America has long needed a modern Alexander Hamilton. In Lewis E. Lehrman, she has finally found him.--James Grant
Lewis E. Lehrman has written books and essays about economic, monetary, and financial policy as well as American history. Lehrman co-authored the book Money and the Coming World Order (1976) with renowned MIT economist Charles Kindleberger and others. He has written about economics in publications such as Harper s, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, Crisis, Policy Review, The American Spectator, and National Review. His writings about monetary economics earned him an appointment by President Ronald Reagan to the United States Gold Commission in 1981. Lewis Lehrman collaborated on a minority report of the commission, which was published as The Case for Gold (1982).
Lehrman has been named to the advisory board of the American Principles Project s Gold Standard 2012 initiative. He heads The Gold Standard Now a project of The Lehrman Institute. Established in 1972, The Lehrman Institute is a public policy foundation focused on history, economic and foreign policy, education, and local communities. He has been a trustee of the American Enterprise Institute, the Morgan Library, the Manhattan Institute, and the Heritage Foundation. He is a former Chairman of the Committee on Humanities of the Yale University Council.
Lehrman received the National Humanities Medal at the White House in 2005 for his teaching and studies of American history. In 2010, he was awarded the William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship.
Lehrman earned his B.A. from Yale where he became a Carnegie Teaching Fellow on the Yale faculty and an M.A. from Harvard where he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Lehrman has been awarded honorary degrees from Babson College (Babson Park, MA) where he was made a member of its Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame; Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA); Marymount University (Arlington, VA); and Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, CA).
This is a good plan for the proposed UN world wide money proposal! Instead of playing with a fiat currency, we just set a world standard for all gold based currency. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Van Hamlin
Well thought and written for the layman.
Plausible explanation and very effective in its' methodology.
It would seem to work if the U.S. has the stomach for it.
Lewis Lehrman is to current monetary thinking as W.B Yeats was to poetry at the turn of the 20th century, the "King of the Cats. Read morePublished on October 25, 2012 by Robert V Goodin
Over the last few years I have read a number of books and articles addressing the history of money, our fiat money system and the pros and cons of the gold standard. Read morePublished on June 14, 2012 by Peter J. Brock
When you hear people make the argument that a return to the gold standard is impossible- just hand them this book! Read morePublished on June 6, 2012 by Jon
The True Gold Standard is an excellent book! Louis Lehreman does an excellent job outlining the arguments for a return to sound money, and he makes the economic case for the gold... Read morePublished on June 6, 2012 by Shelby
This book is the gold standard of modern gold standard books. This reviewer cannot claim objectivity, having been graced with a mention in the acknowledgements, and serving,... Read morePublished on May 20, 2012 by Ralph Benko
"The True Gold Standard," by Lewis E. Lehrman, published August 2012
Book Review by Dr. Ali Fant, WB5WAF
I am a relative newcomer to the world of national and... Read more
Ref John Smith III "John"'s review, Australia is NOT a third world country. Australia has AAA rating, a record low of 5. Read morePublished on February 18, 2012 by GodAlone