Comber, William Turner. A VIEW OF THE NATURE AND OPERATION OF BANK CURRENCY AS CONNECTED WITH THE DISTRESSES OF THE COUNTRY
London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1817. Disbound; iv, 54pp. This scarce booklet (at the time of cataloguing, no other copies for sale) attempts to answer whether the distresses of a country can be remedied by the “spontaneous increase of our circulating medium”. Specific to England, the question of whether the Pound should be linked to gold or other commodities or not. War brings with it the necessity of de-linking currency from commodities. “If… a discount shall ever take place between our currency and gold, the mischief will be irremediable. It may then share the fate of every other fictitious medium of exchange.” (pg. 44).
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