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The Resource Gold, the dollar and Watergate : how a political and economic meltdown was narrowly avoided, Onno de Beaufort Wijnholds

Gold, the dollar and Watergate : how a political and economic meltdown was narrowly avoided, Onno de Beaufort Wijnholds

Label
Gold, the dollar and Watergate : how a political and economic meltdown was narrowly avoided
Title
Gold, the dollar and Watergate
Title remainder
how a political and economic meltdown was narrowly avoided
Statement of responsibility
Onno de Beaufort Wijnholds
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In January 1969 as the President Richard Milhous Nixon pledged to make the United States a calmer place, foster peace in the world and strengthen America's position in the world, damaged by the conflict in Vietnam. While Nixon's first priority was ending the War, the economy and the international position of the dollar also required attention. However, the 1970s turned out to be a unique period in history, with the convergence of three crises , each carrying its own dangerous load, but in combination posing a unique political and economic threat to global stability. The Vietnam War turned out to be much costlier than originally envisaged, and as its trading partners posted lower rates of inflation, America was losing its competitive edge. It was frequently running deficits on its overall payments, while European countries were in surplus and accumulating dollars. This led to the gold-dollar crisis. In contrast to the years of dollar scarcity after the Second World War, Europeans no longer wanted to add to their dollar reserves. In addition Nixon also had to tackle the fourfold increase of oil prices in 1973. As evidence came to light on the Watergate scandal, Nixon was losing the confidence of the American public, and foreign investors and politicians. The book examines the problems that Nixon faced during his presidential term, focusing on economics but also the impact of political decisions where they influenced or determined monetary and fiscal policy.--
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Beaufort Wijnholds, J. A. H. de
Dewey number
973.924
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • Monetary policy
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Gold, the dollar and Watergate : how a political and economic meltdown was narrowly avoided, Onno de Beaufort Wijnholds
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- I. Gold -- 1. A Unique Metal -- 2. The Gold Standard -- 3. Gold Loses its Luster -- 4. War Chest, War Loot -- 5. Yellow and Green -- II. The dollar -- 1. The Mighty Greenback -- 2. From Dollar Famine to Flood -- 3. Working Toward a Compromise -- 4. Change of the Guard -- 5. Nixonomics -- 6. Showing his Dark Side -- 7. Texas Hold 'Em -- 8. Floating Rudderless -- 9. Closing the Window -- 10. Monetary Diplomacy -- 11. Building an Air Castle -- 12. Nixon Triumphant -- 13. Money Masters -- III. Watergate -- 1. Escalation -- 2. War and Oil -- 3. Recycling -- 4. No Rest for the Wicked -- 5. The Scourge of Stagflation -- 6. A Middle Eastern Odyssee -- 7. Down to the Wire -- 8. The Recession Bites -- 9. Nixon's Last Stand -- IV. Ruin or revival? -- 1. Searching for Stability -- 2. Stimulate or Deflate? -- 3. Talking Down the Dollar -- 4. The Dragonslayer
Control code
FIEb1765189x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 291 pages
Isbn
9781137471352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
  • 020154034
  • (StEdNL)5314085
  • (Uk)016931980
  • (OCoLC)882530943
Label
Gold, the dollar and Watergate : how a political and economic meltdown was narrowly avoided, Onno de Beaufort Wijnholds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- I. Gold -- 1. A Unique Metal -- 2. The Gold Standard -- 3. Gold Loses its Luster -- 4. War Chest, War Loot -- 5. Yellow and Green -- II. The dollar -- 1. The Mighty Greenback -- 2. From Dollar Famine to Flood -- 3. Working Toward a Compromise -- 4. Change of the Guard -- 5. Nixonomics -- 6. Showing his Dark Side -- 7. Texas Hold 'Em -- 8. Floating Rudderless -- 9. Closing the Window -- 10. Monetary Diplomacy -- 11. Building an Air Castle -- 12. Nixon Triumphant -- 13. Money Masters -- III. Watergate -- 1. Escalation -- 2. War and Oil -- 3. Recycling -- 4. No Rest for the Wicked -- 5. The Scourge of Stagflation -- 6. A Middle Eastern Odyssee -- 7. Down to the Wire -- 8. The Recession Bites -- 9. Nixon's Last Stand -- IV. Ruin or revival? -- 1. Searching for Stability -- 2. Stimulate or Deflate? -- 3. Talking Down the Dollar -- 4. The Dragonslayer
Control code
FIEb1765189x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 291 pages
Isbn
9781137471352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
  • 020154034
  • (StEdNL)5314085
  • (Uk)016931980
  • (OCoLC)882530943

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