The Golden Constant
The English and American Experience 1560–2007
The late Roy W. Jastram, formerly Professor of Business, University of California, Berkeley, US. Updated material by Jill Leyland
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The Golden Constant is a unique examination of how gold’s purchasing power has remained consistent over the centuries. First published in 1977, this new edition has additional material to bring it up to date.
Contents: About the New Edition Preface Previously Written by Roy W. Jastram Foreword to the New Edition by Pierre Lassonde Introduction Part I: The English Experience 1. The Price of Gold 2. Historical Fluctuations in the Price of Gold 3. Commodity Prices and the Construction of Index Numbers 4. The Purchasing Power of Gold 5. The Purchasing Power of Gold in Inflation and Deflation Part II: The American Experience 6. The Evolution of the Gold Standard and Historical Fluctuations in Gold Prices 7. The Purchasing Power of Gold 8. Reflections on the Golden Constant Part III: After the Gold Price was Freed, 1971–2007 9. The Gold Market and the Purchasing Power of Gold, 1971–2007 10. Further Explorations into the Gold Price and its Purchasing Power Appendices Index