Der Streit um gutes Geld in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart 978-3-16-147124-7 - Mohr Siebeck
Economics

Hans-Joachim Stadermann

Der Streit um gutes Geld in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart

Enthaltend drei Flugschriften über den Münzstreit der sächsischen Albertiner und Ernestiner um 1530 nach der Ausgabe von Walther Lotz (1893)

[The Dispute over Good Money. By Hans-Joachim Stadermann.]

1999. 167 pages.
29,00 €
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ISBN 978-3-16-147124-7
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Published in German.
The opinions on what constitutes good money vary, some experts claiming that good money is stable money, others saying that trying to maintain monetary stability causes stagnation and unemployment, and that the occasional devaluation makes money better. In his work, the author demonstrates that weak money has always been and still is a goldmine for weak governments who are not able to meet their financial requirements in a regular manner and who print money or mint coins in the quantities they need. He presents and analyzes three documents from 1530 and discusses the present European money debate to show that the nature and the relevance of this problem have not changed since the 16th century.
The opinions on what constitutes good money vary, some experts claiming that good money is stable money, others saying that trying to maintain monetary stability causes stagnation and unemployment, and that the occasional devaluation makes money better. In his work, the author demonstrates that weak money has always been and still is a goldmine for weak governments who are not able to meet their financial requirements in a regular manner and who print money or mint coins in the quantities they need. He presents and analyzes three documents from 1530 and discusses the present European money debate to show that the nature and the relevance of this problem have not changed since the 16th century.
Authors/Editors

Hans-Joachim Stadermann Geboren 1942; 1984 Professor für Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft Berlin.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Bankhistorisches Archiv — Jg.26 (2000), H.1, S. 72 (Hanna Floto-Degener)
In: FAZ – Redaktion NSB — (30.8.1999), Nr. 200, S. 55 (Andreas Platthaus)
In: Handelsblatt — (25./26.6.99), Nr. 120, S. G8 (Jörg Lichter)