Monetary history

Gold vs. Debt Money

Published by Julien Chevalier | May 21, 2024 | 7065

Money, as a medium of exchange, has existed throughout human history in many different forms. For centuries, there has been a constant tension between those who advocate hard, metallic money and those who defend credit money or debt money.

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How Much Gold Do the French Own?

Published by Thomas Andrieu | Apr 16, 2024 | 29277

France is known for having the 4th largest stock of gold in the world, even though the country ranks 23rd in wealth per capita. In fact, over 2,400 tons of gold, or €146 billion at €60,000/kg, are stored in the vaults at 39 Rue Croix des Petits Champs in Paris. But do the French own so much gold pri...

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A Brief History of Gold and the World Economy

Published by Julien Chevalier | Feb 21, 2024 | 11895

The history of gold spans several millennia and the entire globe. The cornerstone of civilizations, used as a medium of exchange and then as a standard, gold as a currency helped create trust between individuals. As the heart of the global economy shifted, so did the world's gold reserves.

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A Brief History of the Gold Rush

Published by Julien Chevalier | Sep 19, 2023 | 13807

Some people know the story of the Gold Rush from the Charlie Chaplin film, others from TV shows or books of all kinds. At the very least, historians consider this period to be one of the most significant of the 19th century. Both fascinating and structuring, it is particularly revealing of American...

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