If the Euro collapses, will the price of gold in US Dollars fall as people seek to hold a stronger currency?
So is the Euro currency about to collapse? [more inside]
Is gold a currency, or a commodity? Both? something more complicated? [more inside]
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? [more inside]