bimetallism


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a monetary standard under which the basic unit of currency is defined by stated amounts of two metals (usually gold and silver) with values set at a predetermined ratio

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Although government intervention was proximately responsible both for the rise of bimetallism and for its eventual abandonment in favor of gold monometallism, as the size of the gold standard network increased, economic considerations alone encouraged governments and private traders alike to take part in it.
After Bryan's defeat by McKinley in the 1896 presidential election, bimetallism as a political agenda died.
Along with a return to prosperity during McKinley's first year in office, the party passed a new tariff bill, ended the debate over bimetallism by shifting to the gold standard, and set the stage for more vigorous action on the trust issue and a more active foreign policy (Gould 1980).
Gold clauses became popular in times of monetary uncertainty, as with the silver risk created by the bimetallism movement of the 1880-90s.
The country was divided on whether to stay on the gold standard or switch to gold-silver bimetallism.
Rothbard about the struggle to resume normalcy in monetary matters after the war, with the resumption of redemption in specie, is about the compromise on bimetallism and silver purchases that in 1879 came into being along with the return to a redeemable currency.
Ceramic posts offer mechanical properties very close to those of dental alloys and, in addition, excellent aesthetics and biocompatibility, because they eliminate the risk of corrosion, bimetallism and allergic reactions and allow light transmission through the post structure (Mannocci et al.
The disadvantage of these methods is that the prosthetic work is fixed on prosthetic blunts only by cementing and can only be removed by cutting and the emergence of bimetallism and corrosion.
The goal of bimetallism, where the monetary standard is a ratio of gold to silver as fixed by government mandate, was a return to increasing the money supply due to the abundance of silver while hiding under the banner of hard currency by using a commodity.
The currency question: The gold standard, bimetallism, or 'free silver'?
He wrote about a widespread confusion, which he discerned in the then-current debate about bimetallism, in the interpretation of interest rates.
If you want a detailed exposition of Bryan's electoral strategy in 1908, an examination of the economics of bimetallism, or a tick-tock account of his struggle against America's entry into World War I, this is not the book for you.
The other great economic controversy in American political life contemporaneous with the emergence of pragmatism was the "money question," the debate over whether the United States should switch from the gold standard to one based on bimetallism.
bimetallism, Mugwumps, protective tariffs), most listeners will find this challenging because of the fast-paced reading.
Dunham, whose intent was to move the country away from bimetallism to a monometallic (gold) standard, similar to that used in Great Britain.