On the probable fall in the value of gold, tr. with preface by R. Cobden by Michel Chevalier

On the probable fall in the value of gold, tr. with preface by R. Cobden

byMichel Chevalier

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... merely mean to say that the observation of what is passing every day under our eyes, warrants the belief that luxury is seeking its gratification in other directions. In such an undertaking, as devoting a large sum to the purchase of an object for embellishing a residence, people generally prefer something which has other recommendations than the weight it contains of so valuable a commodity as gold. The man of little taste may be flattered by the possession of some grand vase of a material which is worth sixteen hundred times its weight in copper, ten or fifteen thousand times its weight in iron, thirteen thousand times its weight in wheat; but this price is so excessively high, that persons with any taste for the beautiful, however rich they may be, pause, and turn aside. Nevertheless, gold has lost none of its incomparable splendour, and if it were to fall considerably in price, it is probable that then, and only then, it would become, to some extent, the fashion, on condition that the merit of the form equalled the beauty of the material. CHAPTER IV. CONCLUSION OF THE PRECEDING CHAPTERS. THE FALL OF GOLD VERY PROBABLE, IF NOT INEVITABLE, IN RELATION TO ALL OTHER COMMODITIES. It is not difficult to draw a conclusion from the preceding analysis. In no direction can a new outlet be seen sufficiently large to absorb the extraordinary production of gold, which we are now witnessing, so as to prevent a fall in its value. There is but one way of disposing of these masses of gold; it is by coining them and forcing them into the current of circulation into countries which are already sufficiently provided with a gold currency. This current will absorb them, for it is, so to speak, insatiable; it receives and carries off all that is thrown...

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Title:On the probable fall in the value of gold, tr. with preface by R. CobdenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217523390

ISBN - 13:9780217523394

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