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Money of the Mind: How the 1980s Got That Way Paperback – May 1, 1994
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Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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- Richard C. Schiming, Mankato State Univ., Minn.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is well worth the time providing some perspective on today's headlines.
James Grant. Accept no substitutes.
The book does push the idea of credit as "money of the mind". That is, you don't need to take a loan - just the ability to get a loan when you ask, will change your behavior. It's an interesting idea, but one expressible in a few sentences and not helped by the book.
I don't recommend the book. It's not a pleasant read at all. A more famous book, Friedman and Schwartz's "A Monetary History of the United States" covers the same time period better, mostly from the Fed's perspective.
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If you haven't read James Grant, you are in for quite a treat. This is another great example of his witty, smart style of writing and you can really profit from his research. Read morePublished on April 8, 2010 by Robert Kirk
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