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Revised and elevated for the Nineties, this is the bestselling creative-thinking vintage written by means of America's most desirable creativity advisor. Illustrated.

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A central bank holds gold because it believes it will be able to sell gold to some other central bank when the need arises. Even if this expectation should prove wrong, gold could still be sold in the commodity market, perhaps at a price not far below the price set by the mint. Over the last several hundred years, gold's role as a money in domestic economies has declined as national currencies have become more important. Initially, national monies in the form of bank notes and deposits could be used easily to buy gold from central banks.

Treasury issued special securities denominated in the German mark, the Swiss franc, and other foreign currencies for foreign central banks in the hope that they would find these securities attractive substitutes for gold. S. S. S. S. l10b•l•ties ~ Fore•gn Central Sank ~ Gold(Notoonol Voluotton) _ O t ..... ar~ennal. : IMF, various issues). NOTE: Since 1972 gold has been valued at the free-market dollar price. S. S. S. 1). Devising new institutional arrangements that would satisfy the foreign demand for international money without forcing the United States to incur chronic payment deficits was a complex undertaking.

If the second approach is followed, then changes in the exchange rate are necessary; the authorities may either opt for a floating rate or alter their exchange rate peg and their controls of international payments as frequently as necessary. The monetary policies of the central bank and the fiscal policies of the national treasury have a major impact on each country's international financial position, affecting, for example, whether a country with pegged rates will be in deficit or surplus or whether a country with floating rates will find the price of its currency rising or falling.

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