Date of Original Version

3-1970

Type

Book Review

Abstract or Description

For more than three hundred years, miles of paper and torrents of words have come out of executive departments, the Congress, and the committees set up to investigate monetary problems of the day. Out of this mass, Professor Krooss has chosen a small (300) set of state papers, speeches and reports, his candidates for survival. The selections range in time from 1627 to 1968 and in quality from self-serving arguments and defenses of bureaucratic procedures to clear statements of portions of monetary theory. Unfortunately, the two are often intertwined and frequently one must read a lot to learn a little

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Journal of Economic Literature , 8, 1, 55-57.