Europe's Century of Crises Under Dollar Hegemony

A Dialogue on the Global Tyranny of Unsound Money

Authors: Brown, Brendan, Simonnot, Philippe

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  • Develops a unique critique of the Euro based on it being 'unsound money'  Showcases the problems with the Euro as largely flawed using rigorous monetary analysis
  • Presents this viewpoint with a running dialogue between Hudson Institute fellow Brendan Brown and renowned academic thinker / editor Philippe Simonnot
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This book showcases written dialogue from Brendan Brown and Philippe Simonnot on the subject of European monetary turmoil past and present and what hope there could be for future reform. Starting with the collapse of the gold standard in 1914, proceeding to the brief gold-dollar standard of the mid inter-war years, on to the collapse of Bretton Woods and the heyday of the Deutsche mark and ultimately discussing the euro, this book looks at a broad range of financial history alongside many new and provoking hypotheses about the devastating monetary turbulence of the successive eras, always with a focus on the US monetary hegemon.   A highlight of the dialogue is an exploration of how past and future crises could combine to give birth to sound money in Europe – the launch, in effect, of a new euro. In the questions and answers within these pages, the authors draw on global examples and the challenges for Europe in deciding how to adapt to successive monetary shocks from the US, crafting a book that would be of interest to general finance and economics readers alongside students, researchers, and policymakers.  

About the authors

Brendan Brown is a Senior Research Fellow of the Hudson Institute, Washington, DC, and an Associate Scholar at the Mises Institute (USA). He is a founding partner of Macro Hedge Advisors LLP. Formerly Brendan was Head of Economic Research at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (Europe). His areas of expertise include monetarism in theory and practice, Austrian School monetary tradition, European monetary integration, Japanese monetary issues, the global flow of capital, and international financial history. Brendan has published many books on contemporary finance and financial history. He received a PhD from the University of London, a MBA from the University of Chicago, a MSc from the London School of Economics, and an undergraduate degree from Cambridge University.

Philippe Simonnot is a French economist. He was professor of Law and Economics at the University of Paris Sorbonne and Paris Nanterre and has a doctorate in economics. He is the author of many books on history and economics, particularly in the monetary field. His latest book is Nouvelles leçons d’économie contemporaine (2018). He also publishes columns on economic affairs in the press, particularly Le Monde. 


Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • The Tyranny of Unsound Money

    Pages 3-19

    Brown, Brendan (et al.)

  • Phobia of Deflation

    Pages 23-25

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  • The Great War and the End of the Gold Standard

    Pages 27-31

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  • From Birth of Dollar Hegemony Towards the 1929 Crisis

    Pages 33-49

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  • Explaining 1929

    Pages 51-57

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Europe's Century of Crises Under Dollar Hegemony
Book Subtitle
A Dialogue on the Global Tyranny of Unsound Money
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46653-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46653-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-46652-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 233
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