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
Founder and Editor of Grants Interest Rate Observer
Buy it... it is a compelling read and a compelling architecture for a way forward. --Lou Dobbs
Fox Business Network
The time is ripe for Mr. Lehrman s new book. It goes well beyond making a persuasive case for a return to the gold standard and provides a detailed road map for how to get there. When the time comes for a new U.S. administration and Congress to seriously consider monetary reform and it will come sooner rather than later if the Fed pursues its current course Mr. Lehrman's book will serve as a valuable guide. --George Melloan
Former columnist for the Wall Street Journal and author of The Great Money Binge
The True Gold Standard describes a viable alternative monetary regime and is a road map for change. If and when the current monetary system converts to a hard money standard, Lewis Lehrman will be a part of it, directly or in absentia through this book. In that, The True Gold Standard is a valuable read, in all sorts of ways. The gold standard of gold books, if you will. --Paul Brodsky for The American Spectator - June 2013
Lew Lehrman expounds a valuable path toward gold in The True Gold Standard. --George Gilder, interview in The Daily Bell
About the Author
LEWIS E. LEHRMAN has written widely about economic and monetary policy in publications such as Harper s, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Weekly Standard, Policy Review, NewYork Post,Greenwich Time, The American Spectator, Crisis, Washington Times, Washington Examiner, National Review and The New York Times. His writings about monetary economics earned him an appointment by President Ronald Reagan to the Presidential Gold Commission in 1981. Along with Congressman Ron Paul, Lewis Lehrman collaborated on a minority report of the commission, which was published as The Case for Gold (1982). He is also the editor of Money and the Coming World Order (2012) and author of Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point (2008).
In April of 1987, Lehrman joined Morgan Stanley & Company, investment bankers, as a Senior Advisor and a Director of Morgan Stanley Asset Management. In 1988, he became a Managing Director of the firm. He is presently Senior Partner of L. E. Lehrman & Co., an investment firm he established.
Lehrman has been named to the advisory board of the American Principles Project s Gold Standard 2012 initiative. He heads The Gold Standard Now 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, the Heritage Foundation and New-York Historical Society. He is a formerChairman 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); Lincoln College (Lincoln, IL); Marymount University (Arlington, VA); and Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, CA).