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November 3, 2008 7:54 AM Subscribe
I am basing my Masters in International Business thesis on Prof. Barry Eichengreen's 1998 paper, 'Does Mercosur Need a Single Currency?'
Although by no means an expert, I've been interested in the Austrian School for a long time and, as a result, am instinctively distrustful of central banks and fiat money. Can anyone direct me to any reputable, well-written and persuasive essays arguing the inherent weaknesses of currency unions in relation to this?
posted by Zé Pequeno to Work & Money (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm also keen to read any persuasive essays able to stand up to close scrutiny that successfully argue a reintroduction of the Gold Standard.
I know many economists dismiss Austrian economics as voodoo science, so I don't wish to get involved in an academic discussion.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.